Franklyn Brooks Dies at 73

Franklyn Brooks

Franklyn Brooks, affectionately known as “Govia” or “Twin,” died on St. Thomas on Thursday, March 30, at the age of 73.

The funeral service celebrating Franklyn Brooks’ life will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Christ Church Methodist, Market Square (Downtown) Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802. Interment will be in Eastern Cemetery in Smithbay.

He is survived by his twin brother, Elwin Brooks and brother, Maxwell Brooks; sisters-in-law: Ivette Brooks and Marva Bramble; sons: Tayrad Brooks and Darnell Brooks; daughters: Delsia Brooks, Deriece Brooks and Darlene Brooks;

And grandchildren: Kyara Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis, She’nyla Simpson, Khamannie Saint-Juste and Khaiden Saint-Juste.

He is also survived by great-grandchildren: K’Mori Serrant and K’Miya Serrant; nieces: Yedris O’Neal, Shirley Brooks, Cynthia Brooks, Claudette Brooks, Anita Brooks, Gloria Brooks, Precious Frederick, Keril A. Duncan, Lay’Asha Turner, Jayda Brooks, Jenella Brooks, Delores Brooks, Marlene Rogers, Janice Huggins, Denice Huggins, Sherice Huggins, Skye Huggins, Maalia Daley and Anayah Greaux.

Other survivors include nephews: John Brooks, Horace T. Brooks, Alrick C. Brooks, Andrew T. Brooks, Albert Brooks (The Boss), Desmond Brooks, Roderick O’Neal Sr., Roderick O’Neal Jr., Jahleel O’Neal, Kaleb O’Neal, Alford Richards Jr., Michael Daley, Maalik Daley, Maaliko Daley, Ezekiel Huggins, Jeremiah Huggins and Noah Greaux; cousin, Joycelyn Proctor; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made online at

Professional services have been entrusted to: Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services., 3815 Crown Bay, Ste 10 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802. Office: 779-6565 and Fax: 779-6566.