James Lewis Brooks

June 16, 1937 ~ September 1, 2017 (age 80)

James Lewis Brooks of Atlanta and Greensboro, Georgia died on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the age of 80 at Vistas Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born June 16, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Lovejoy Brooks and Mattie Tripp Brooks. He was a graduate of F. T. Corry High School and completed a program of study in business at Dartmouth College of Business.   He went on to establish a successful career in Mechanical Construction and ran Don-Sie Contracting Co., Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed construction jobs for numerous major companies all over Georgia and America. James married the former Virginia Jones on August 8, 1965 at the First Corinth Baptist Church in Atlanta. They recently celebrated their fifty-second anniversary.  James served on the Board of Directors for Lake Oconee Academy in Greensboro.  Beloved and esteemed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, he was very community minded and very generous to all.  James was a member of the Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church in Greensboro.

In addition to his wife, Virginia Jones Brooks, he is survived by his godson, Captain Miller Johnson, grandchild, Brittney Mathis; goddaughter, Candice Long; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the McCommons Funeral Home Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Danny Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, 3171 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are Miller Johnson, John Long, Robert Motley, Mark Lipscomb, Charles McDade, William Nesbitt and Robert Johnson. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. A repast will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1971 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 at 1:00 p.m. Donations  may be made to the James Brooks Scholarship c/o Lake Oconee Academy, 1021 Titan Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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