August 19, 1947 February 24, 2008

Middletown, NY

Muhammad Abd al-Shakur, aka Brother Henry Brooks of Middletown, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus in Middletown, NY. He was 60.

The son of Nancy Lancaster and Henry Brooks, he was born August 19, 1947 in Newark, NJ.

He was a role model and a father figure to many people in the community.

He is survived by his daughters, Siyada and Salimah; his former wife, Debbie Echevarria; his siblings, Rose, Lilla, Rochelle, Calvin, and Larry. He was predeceased by sisters, Giovinna and Dorothy.

Due to Islamic tradition, the burial has taken place within three days. On February 25th, there was a viewing at Peace and Glory Funeral Home in Newark, NJ, and the burial took place on Tuesday, February 26, at Forest Green Park Cemetery in Marlboro, NJ.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 151, 185 Wawayanda Ave., Middletown, NY 10940. The family is inviting all who knew him to come and pay their respects and to celebrate his life with us. Any question, please call the family at 845-775-7775.

Arrangements by Peace and Glory Funeral Home, 525 Summer Ave., Newark, NJ 07104, 973-350-9500.