Daphne Delann Harvey-Brookins, of Fort Worth, Tx, 54 years old, passed away on November 5, 2021. The family is deeply saddened by her sudden passing. She was born on November 3, 1967 to Patricia Ann Harvey and to former professional baseball player of the Houston Astros, Slidell Harvey Sr. She graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1986.
At an early age Daphne was taught by her parents that education is paramount. In high school she was involved in several organizations, including the Student Council, National Honor Society, Choir, the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), and many others. She also participated in athletics, including volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She won many outstanding awards which led her to become a well-known state and national collegiate athlete. She attended Abilene Christian University on a track and field scholarship, majoring in English.
Later in life she moved to the Fort Worth metroplex and began her journey as an AmeriCorps member working with disadvantage youth through the "I Have a Dream” Foundation. She served in the first class of AmeriCorps in 1994. From that point on she recognized that she had a passion for community service and wanted to make a difference in the world for the next generation to come. She furthered her education, graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. She majored in Interdisciplinary Education Studies with an emphasis on Business Management, Psychology, and Fine Arts.
In 1996 she met Carl Brookins and the two were married, celebrating their love for more than 25 years. She is survived by her two sons, Dylan Harvey and Jordan Brookins; sister, Chasity Harvey; brothers, Sy Harvey, Shermaine Harvey and Slidell Harvey, Jr; nieces, Dasia Harvey-Thompson, Jerami Symone Harvey, and Nessiah Harvey; nephews, Slidell Harvey III, Javier Harvey, and Tydell Harvey; as well as numerous cousins, uncles, and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother Shvonn Harvey, and husband, Carl Brookins. Her smile, as well her determination to see any obstacle through, will be greatly missed. She would always tell us she'd learned people might forget what you said, people might forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
We would like to leave a famous quote that she definitely stood by from her favorite author:
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."