12-04-2016  8:25 am      •     
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Brady Brookins has died. He was born on July 25, 1956 in Sylacauga, Ala. He was the fifth child of Jimmy Kater Brookins and Raycene Rogers-Brookins. He attended East Highland High School. After high school he went into the military. He was last stationed in Fort Lewis, Wa. He received an Honorable Discharge from the military and made Portland, Ore. his home.

He worked as a landscaper. People gave him the name "Gutter Bobby." He was well known by a lot of people in Portland. Brady is survived by his six children: TyRhonda Fisher, Jaquawan Brookins, Nyshell Brookins, Brady Brookings Jr. and Xavier Brookins; grandchildren: Jesse E. Wilfong Jr, Ja'Rhanda N. Wilfong and Drecion C.L. Brown; 8 siblings: Tony Brookins of Alabama, Donnie (Felicia) Brookins of Alabama, Vernessa Wilson of Alabama, Larry "Sixtoe" Brookins of Alabama, Harold "Shorty" Brookins of Portland, Janice Brookins of Alabama, Johnnie (Cheryl) Brookins of Portland and Barbara Howard of Alabama; aunt: Mamie (Ralph) Cook; fiance: Berna Dizer; He was also a father to Natasha Avritt and her five children as his grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Cox & Cox Funeral Chapel.

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