January 5th, 1962 – September 30th, 2019
Julie Cheryl (Jones) Brooks, 57, of Charlotte, NC passed away Monday, the 30th of September 2019 at Novant Health – Matthews surrounded by her family. She was born the 5th of January 1962 in Charlotte NC to Beverly Schenck Jones of Manchester, CT and John C. Jones of Peachland, NC. Julie attended Independence High School in Charlotte, NC and graduated in Clearwater, Florida, where she lived many years of her life.
Julie once met and had a conversation with Maya Angelou, who inspired Julie to show compassion and understanding to others. Julie saw the best in all people and gave to so many she encountered throughout her life. Julie’s understanding of hardships allowed her heart and home to always be open to others. She helped many families by offering shelter, food, clothes, comfort, and compassion. Her house was once so full, there was simply no room for anyone else to sleep. Yet, when a struggling married couple needed a place to live, instead of turning them away, Julie pitched up a tent in her back yard for them at night and offered them the use of the amenities of her home. Julie never turned people away in need. She will always be remembered by those families and friends, along with her last longtime partner, John Seabolt. Julie loved life, the beach, and most of all she loved doing for others. She leaves behind a legacy of selflessness and many memories to cherish forever. Julie is survived and forever remembered by her 3 children, 5 grandchildren, two brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends she chose as family.
Survivors include: daughter, Bonnie Wathey; son, Dylan Brooks; son, Mick Brooks his wife, Emerald; brothers: Jeffrey Jones his wife, Yomaira; and Steven Jones his wife, Barbara; her loving sister and BEST FRIEND, Debbie Furr her husband, Tim; her beloved Aunt Valerie Tanner; cousin Heather Tanner; and her niece (adopted daughter) Sallie Le and her husband, Tuan. Julie was preceded in death by both parents, her brother John C. Jones Jr, and her dear cousin Darren Tanner.
The family will greet friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Saturday, the 5th of October 2019 at Ellington Funeral Services. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 PM in the Historic Morehead Street Chapel at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park.
The family would like to acknowledge the care Julie received by so many. Her sister Debbie her husband, Tim made so many sacrifices in honor of Julie and the Hospice Caregivers at Novant in Matthews NC showed Julie love, compassion and made her comfortable in her final days.
Memorials may be made to Novant Health Hospice – Matthews, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.
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