Radney Funeral Home – Saraland

1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL


James Lee Brooks

November 30, 1963September 11, 2020

Mr. James Lee Brooks, 56, of Chickasaw, AL, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, with his family at his side.

Since 2003, Mr. Brooks owned his own business, Brooks Lift and Hydraulic Repair, where he built a solid reputation among his many clients, business associates, and friends.

James was born the seventh child to Pauline and James Amos Brooks, on November 30, 1963. His father, James Amos, died of lung disease 12 days before James’ birth. James was, however, fortunate to have grown up with a wonderful step-father, Robert L. Young. Mother, Pauline, and Robert Young were very involved in all of James’ childhood activities, particularly baseball. They also influenced in him a love of fishing.

James has been a member of the Chickasaw community all of his life. He attended Chickasaw First Baptist Church and also the local public schools, where he met the love of his life, Lori Ann Dukes. James and Lori have been married for thirty-three years. Together they have raised three beautiful children, James Amos Brooks, Amberley Ann Brooks, and Clayton Andrew Brooks. They have also been blessed with two precious grandchildren; Kinleigh, Hope Brooks, and Macie Claire Brooks.

Also left to cherish his memory are James siblings; R. Wayne Brooks (Angie Landrum), Doyle H. Brooks (Stephanie Johnson), Donald R. Brooks (Sharyn Vest), Karen Brooks Burns (Gerii Jackson), Rita Brooks Todd (Darby Watkins), loving sisters-in-law Linda Dukes, Anita Dukes Singletary, mother-in-law, Eva Dukes, and also many devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

James is preceded in death by his father, James Amos Brooks, mother, Pauline Brooks-Young, step-father, Robert Young, and brother Joe Aaron Brooks.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RadneyFuneralHome-Saraland.com for the Brooks family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020


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Elaine & Larry Kyser

September 15, 2020

Lori & And Family So Sorry For Your Loss! Prayers Going Up For Peace & Comfort! God Bless You All!

Gwen McCray

September 15, 2020

Jamie has been a friend of our family for years. My sister cut his hair. We are so sad for his family. I know he will be truly missed. Our prayers are with Lorie and children. He was a good person.

Donna Zundel

September 15, 2020

Lori, I am praying hard for you and your family, I have BEEN in your shoes and my HEART is broken for you and your children, I love you and my Deepest sympathy to you all, I am blessed to have known Jamie, He was a great man and God will give you strength to get through this time of need, ALWAYS here for you, if you need anything, PLEASE let me know 251-525-6446

Tyran Colvin

September 15, 2020

That rascal didn't tell me he was sick. I called him about 3 or 4 weeks ago to get him to come service my forklift. He answered the phone while in the emergency room, but didn't tell me why he was there. Just said he was going to have some test done then proceeded to query me on what the symptoms were while waiting for the doc to come in.
From what I described, he told me it was a water pump and to put water in it. We both had a chuckle because I didn't realize it A) had a water pump and B) I had to check it for water. I just always called Jamie and he took care of it.

Can you believe he was lying in a hospital bed trying to fix a forklift problem? Why does that not surprise me? 🤔

So sorry for your loss guys. He's going to be sorely missed. May God's comforting hand be upon this family. If i know Jamie, he's probably walking around heaven looking for something to fix.

Debra Bell

September 15, 2020

Lori & Clay,
Praying the Lord will comfort your Family and give each of you Peace during this sad time. You have been a blessing to David through the years and his heart is broken over your loss. He wishes he could be here with you, especially Clay, during this time. He sends love from Lackland AFB.
Debra & Bobby Bell

Dawn Stuart (Royal)

September 15, 2020

Lori, I am so very sorry about your husband. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but he was married to you and that made him special in my eyes. Please know that you are in my prayers. I speak for the Royal family. We love you.

Kesia Wilson

September 15, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Lori. I pray that God gives you and your family strength during this difficult time.


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