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Joni Ann Brooks

February 25, 1959 — November 3, 2021

Joni Ann Goodman Brooks 62, of Bellevue Nebraska peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Joni was born on February 25, 1959, in Norfolk, VA., to the late Martin and Blanche (Scheinberg) Goodman.

Joni was a child advocate for her entire adult life in the Special Olympics and was also a big part of Child and Family Services in Norfolk VA, and The Hope Center in Chesapeake VA. Later she was PTA Treasurer and PTA President in Bellevue NE and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bellevue Public Schools. She also was an event coordinator for craft and vender shows.

She had worked in various fields culminating in the Cellular Telecommunications Industry designing then launching new networks in Virginia, New York, Colorado and Utah. She followed this up by returning home to be close to family and started another career working where she ended up as a Regional Manager for multifamily properties at SL Nusbaum in Norfolk, VA

Joni is survived by her husband Scott Brooks; sons, Shawn (Ashley) Lemke, Brad (Kjerstin) Lemke and Braden Brooks; daughter-in-law Ashley (Kyle) Wilson; eight wonderful grandchildren; brother Jeffrey (Andi) Goodman; niece Tracey (Whit) Watson; nephew Josh (Nathalia) Goodman; very close friend Cathy Scribner, many cousins, close friends and countless people whose lives she touched during every stage of her life.

There will be a memorial service at Beth El on Sunday, November 14 at 10:30 am.

You can join us at Beth El or via Live Stream:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall Ste 300, Lincoln, NE 68508 Fund #01144590 and in memory of Joni Brooks, or on the web at also noting it is in memory of Joni Brooks

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