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Welcome to the memorial page for

Robert "Brooks" Johnson

June 24, 1981 ~ June 5, 2017 (age 35)


Robert “Brooks” Johnson of Mebane passed away on June 5, 2017, at the age of 35, but his larger-than-life persona and trademark stubbornness will not be forgotten.
 
Brooks entered the world kicking and screaming (and actually never stopped) on June 24, 1981 in Durham, North Carolina. He was the middle child and only son of Deborah Riley and the late Robin Johnson. To hear him tell it, he was also the favorite… but don’t tell his sisters!  Speaking of sisters, Brooks is survived by 2 sisters: Crystal Johnson of Mebane and Casey Lee (James) of Graham. Casey blessed Brooks with 2 beautiful nieces, Katelynn and Sierra Johnson, that thought the world of him. As Casey always said, the girls thought the “sun set on his a$$!”
 
And if you think you see Brooks walking around the streets of Mebane in the future, it’s actually his one and only son, Carter Brooks Johnson. Carter is 15 years old, attends Eastern High School and is the carbon copy of his father at that age...well any age really.  Anyone that knew Brooks, knew he still thought he was 15! Last, but definitely not least, Brooks is survived by his one and only daughter, Karsyn Leann Johnson. Karsyn is 11 years old, attends Woodlawn Middle School and looks and acts more like her mom than dad… and boy did Brooks hate that (or so he said)!
 
When he was younger (and in better shape), he loved to ride bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, anything with wheels, really. He even went through a phase where he thought he was going to be the next Bruce Lee, walking around with 2 sets of nunchucks. Most of all, Brooks was an avid gamer and many knew him by his gamer tag, Highmird.
 
Instead of a stuffy, sappy memorial service that definitely doesn’t fit Brooks’ personality, the family will be hosting a “Celebration of Life” for Brooks on Sunday, June 11th from 4-8pm at the large shelter at Haw River’s Municipal Park. The address is 1130 Pine Street, Haw River, NC. Bring a chair, bring a dish, bring a beverage, but most of all, bring yourselves!  Brooks would want us to celebrate his life, not mourn it!
 

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