Elroy Lloyd Westbrook November 22,1938 - April 26,2022
Visitation Service: 11am-12pm Saturday, April 30, 2022 at World Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral Service: 12pm Saturday, April 30, 2022 at World Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
Interment Service: 11am Monday, May 2, 2022 at Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
“Drum Major in Service to The Lord”
Born in Bryan, Texas
Father Reverend Moses Westbrook
Mother Rebecca Porter
Elroy was a loving son, brother, uncle. cousin, schoolmate and friend. His academic and athletic accomplishments at Blackshear High School, Hearne, Texas are legendary. He excelled in all sports: football, basketball, baseball, track & field and tennis.
In the school’s band he was an accomplished drummer and served as drum major. Legend has it that at football games, during half-time, he would take the field in his football uniform to lead the band. An accomplished dancer his favorite dance partner was the choreographer for The Raylettes. For his myriad of accomplishments, he was later inducted into the Blackshear High School Hall of Fame.
Elroy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and matured in his Christian walk. He worshipped with his father, Rev Moses Westbrook, in Como. Later, he joined World Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Howard Caver, who so happened to had served as a band director at Elroy’s high school a few years after Elroy graduated. Elroy became a dedicated member serving in numerous capacities over the years. He served in the choir, in the men’s ministry, and on the usher board. When he passed away, he was the church’s Head Usher, a position that he held for over 20 years.
Always with a quiet voice and an easy smile Elroy exemplified an easy-going spirit. He could be counted on to insert short profound advice into most situations. He ended his working career after serving 20 years as school custodian for Wedgewood Sixth Grade Center.
Memories of his life will long be remembered and always treasured. With his sweet spirit he endured himself to all of the health care professionals who met him and shared
In his care over the past two months.
He is preceded in passing by his grandmother Eliza Lawson, mother Rebecca Porter, father Rev. Moses Westbrook, step mother Mildred Westbrook, sister, Bernice Hennigan, brother Earl Preston Cheeks, and daughter Edith Houston
Survivors to cherish his memories includes sister Betty Faye Walton (Rev.Roland Walton), grandchildren: Cha’Mario Chopp, Stacey Houston and Eric Washington; great grand-son Alexander Davis. Nephews: Rev. Dr. Ben Arnold Morrison (Dr. Gwen), Thomas Hennigan (Ann), Bernard Conner, Randy William, Desmond Cheeks, and Reese Davis. nieces: Mable Hardy, Sharon Bibbs and Latrica Cheeks Martinez. A legacy and great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will long be inspired by his dedication to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.