Memorial Presentation for Charlie Brooks Jr - Executed by Lethal Injection by the State of Texas - 12/7/1982
Ladies and Gentlemen AMemorial Presentation for Charlie Brooks Jr September 1, 1942 – December 7, 1982
2916 Ennis Ave; FTW, TX;The House where Charlie Jr grew up
According to the Family & this 1940 Census, the house has been in the Family at least 73 years! Also, Thanks to Aunt Mary Dewitt for keeping it in the Family!
His Farther, Charlie Sr or Papa Charlie, worked at Swift Meat Packing Company (closed 1971), so the Family was doing Great Financially!
Papa Charlie was a pillar of the community!!!A story I’ve heard was that he used to Help Anyone in the Communitythat Needed Help!! He was Loved by the entire Riverside Community!!Needless to say, Charlie Jr, was a little spoiled!Papa Charlie passed at 55, when Charlie Jr was 13 years old. He wasdevastated and took it Extremely Hard and Rebelled!!!!! He beganspinning out-of-contol and eventually began using Drugs in his late teens(around 17-18).Long Story Short, he would be in and out of prison the rest of his life,until his Execution on December 7, 1982, at the age of 40.Although he took his father’s death Hard, he was still a Good Person andwas Well Liked in the Riverside Community!Another story I’ve heard was that he was the only person in Riversidewith A Pony and he used to let everybody ride it. He was very well likedby everyone!!
Charlie Brooks Jr is buried here at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Kennedale, TX
The Supreme Court of the United States rejected by6-3 a petition to grant a stay of execution . TheState Board of Pardons and Paroles recommendedby 2-1 that the execution should proceed  However…
3 Judges Dissented, including Mr. Thurgood Marshall.Here’s what Mr. Marshall wrote:
Here are some Headlines & Pictures from TexasMonthly on the Execution. – February, 1983
The Death Chamber at Huntsville “The Walls” Prison Unit.
According to this article, Charlie Jr confessed, but I don’t believe that.I believe he may have been under duress and coerced… Last words are actually in the earlier slide, these would be the last words he said to this reporter.
Keith Brooks Joyce Brooks (ex-leaving “The wife) & VanessaWalls Unit”& Sapp (new wife),checking his leaving Huntsvillewatch. It’s (The Walls Unit)12:10am, after after execution!the execution!
We, the Family, know in our Hearts, that Charlie JrDIDN’T kill Mr. David Gregory, that Woody Loudresdid… and we forgive him though (most of us)! This is Texas Montly’s Writer’s Opinion:
The Advocates for the Death Penalty outside ofHuntsville “The Walls” Unit, during the Execution…
When Charlie Jr became a Muslim, he changed his name to: ShareefAhmad Abdul-Rahim. Here is one of the ministers allowed to see theExecution: Imam Larry Amin Sharrieff.
The first funeral was for his Muslim Faith.It was at Hassan Masjid of All-Islam on 1201 E Allen, FTW, TX
Here we are at the Wake (for the second funeral), at Wiliams Funeral Home on Ramey.Keith, Joyce & Derrek Brooks
Here are some of the Headlines & Pictures from Jet: December 27, 1982 magazine. It has Jane Kennedy on the cover…JoyceBrooks,ex-wife &DerrekBrooksleavingThe WallsUnit afterexecution
The prosecutor was Jack Strickland, leftSupreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, middleJohn Hutchinson, right
Charlie Jr’s Niece, Aunt Berrie Jean Mitchell (Jeno), and ImamLarry Sharrieff, leaving Huntsville prison after the execution.
Ladies and Gentleman, this Concludes this MemorialPresentation for Mr. Charlie Brooks Jr… RIP What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!!!!Petition for DNA Test on Evidence in Mr.Charlie Brooks Jr’s Case is the Next Step!
Note: The majority of the information forthis presentation came from Jet12/27/82 & Texas Monthly 2/1983.You can view & download these copiesfrom Google Books. If you needassistance printing or downloadingplease email me:firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks for Your Support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!