Willie R. Brooks, Jr. was born January 21, 1973 to his parents, the late Reverend Willie R. Brooks, Sr. and Sister Dorothy Mae Brooks. He was a native of Tampa, Florida where he attended the public schools of Hillsborough County. He graduated June 5, 1992, from Armwood High School. He also attended Culinary Arts School where he earned his degree, which led to a successful career.
He will truly be missed by his sister, Lenora Moore (Michael); a brother, Ampty Brooks; nephews, Michael Moore II (Brandi), Christopher Moore (Lysandra); aunts, Juanita Wright (Don), and Mattie Pinamang; cousins, Homer Duke, Cliff Duke, Tekita Graham, Claudia Pinamang, Jeffrey Grier, Vicke’ Jordan, Collar Jordan, Willie Joe Kelly, Mattie Goldwire, John A. Kelly (Cassandra) and Cynthia Kelly.