In loving memory of

Roman Von Brooks
July 11, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Roman Von Brooks, the son of DeVontae and Brittany (Valvick) Brooks of Chicago, IL, was born on July 11, 2019, at 6:19 AM, baptized July 21st, and met the eyes of Jesus in the arms of his parents on August 1st, 2019.

Roman loved his mama's sweet kisses and daddy's story times. He was a favorite in the Christ Advocate NICU and many nurses requested to care for him.

He is survived by his paternal grandparents Marty Bea and Shelly Brooks, of Quad City, IL; maternal grandparents Arlyn and Annette Valvick of Swea City, IA; great grandfather Irving Valvick of Ledyard, IA; aunts and uncles Mitch Bea, Monica Bea, Marcus Devine, Montreal Devine and Chana Myers; aunts MiKayla (Furey Leva), Genna (Aaron Hayes), and Alexis Valvick; and many extended aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by great grandparents, Earnest and Clova Bea, William and Earnestine Brooks, A.J and Geneva Poppe, Helen Valvick; and uncle Brandon Brooks, Sr.

Roman gave us a lifetime of love during his short time on earth. He had the most courageous strength to fight against the very rare Vein of Galen malformation. Roman was a blessing to all who had the pleasure to meet him and has touched many more lives of those he did not. His family is honored to carry on his legacy and will continue to advocate and spread awareness for the children and families impacted by the Vein of Galen.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 7th, at 2:00 PM, at City Church of Chicago, 777 N. Green St., Chicago, IL 60642. Private family graveside services will be held in Chicago.


Kathy Paul wrote on Aug 9, 2019:

"So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you and praying for you. Kathy Paul"

Georgette Ross wrote on Aug 5, 2019:

"Sending condolences to the family. Marty is a good friend of mines. Praying for the family in they?re time of loss."

Mona Bond wrote on Aug 5, 2019:

"Dearest Brittney/DeVontae & family, we are feeling the sadness of your loss and wish that we could do more. No words will ease your pain but please know that our hearts are with you from all of us in Ankeny. God gave us shoulders to lean on...we are here for you kids "anytime". "

Sheila Grant wrote on Aug 4, 2019:

"DeVontae and Brittany, prayers haven't ceased on your behalf. May you both sense a special touch from the Comforter, Jesus Christ. Love you both, Aunt Sheila ?"

Sheila and bob Ove wrote on Aug 4, 2019:

"I do not have a memory to share but I want to Express our most sincere and loving thoughts with a beautiful family. I cant imagine the grief in the face of such hope. Your child I am certain found a lifetime of love. Wishing you comfort at this time and forever Sheila and Bob Ove."

Stan and Mary Lowe wrote on Aug 4, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. Roman is in the hands of our Lord and will be your sweet little angel from heaven watching over all of you. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Hugs and love to all "

Stan and Mary Lowe wrote on Aug 4, 2019:

"So very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for all of you and know that Roman is in heaven and will be your angel watching over all of you. Thoughts and prayers to all the families. Hugs and love to all of you. "

William Steven wrote on Aug 4, 2019:

"My heart akes for akes for all of you, sending prayers of healing and hugs for all and we need to remember we will see him again God is taking good care of him until we get there I believe that to be true I lost my Husband 6 months ago. "