Billy Ray Brooks

Funeral services for Billy Ray Brooks will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Ford Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 800 W. Palestine in Mexia. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with eulogist Pastor Wilmer Davis, and Pastor Charles L. Cashaw Jr. officiating.
Billy Ray Brooks was born to Irma Jean Brooks and Leslie Hawkins, in Limestone County. He was called home to glory on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Scott & White Hospital.
Billy’s greatest love was his family, spending time with his grandchildren, and outdoor activities. Billy attended public school in Mexia. He was an oil field worker and pipeline worker for many years. He was a member of Ford Chapel Church.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Irma Jean Brooks, and sister, Brenda Scruggs Brooks.
He leaves to cherish his memory a very special friend, Juanita Cook; father, Leslie Hawkins; son, Michael Dunbar; daughters, Nichole, Jasmine (Kaiheim), Patricia Brooks and Shawanna Cook; seven brothers, Wayne, Willie, Nelson, Jerry, Leslie (Vickie) and Roger (Alma) Brooks, all of Mexia, and Dru Hawkins of Dallas; three sisters,Stephanie (Reggie) Perkins of Waco, Jacquelynne Dennis, and Andrea Wilson (Derrick), of Dallas; grandchildren, Amaria, Devontae, LaTrinity, LaMayria, Lachanti, Kylie, Jamydrick, Jae’lan, Xavier, Jayala, Quistan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Pearly Gates Funeral Home is in charge of the professional services for Billy Ray Brooks. Visit to sign the guest register.