Jada Hightower-Brooks

JADA NICHOLE HIGHTOWER BROOKS, age 45, was born May 21, 1972 in Youngstown, Ohio.  She went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at The OSU Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her father, Fred D. Hightower.

Jada grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia.  She attended St. Patrick’s Elementary in Youngstown and Northside High School of the Arts in Atlanta where she met lifelong friends Nina (Mitchell) Deshpande and Khala Johnson.  Jada also performed in Northside’s international Tour Show which was known as the Atlanta Coca-Cola Kids.  After graduating from Northside in 1990, Jada attended Cosmetology School and became a licensed cosmetologist then worked at the renowned Escape Hair Salon in Atlanta.  In 1992, Jada relocated to Columbus, OH to be closer to her family and continue her cosmetology career working at Radiance Hair Salon.  Jada then worked as a Certification Account Representative at State Teachers Retirement System for 10 years before being granted disability retirement in 2010.  Jada received an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio Dominican University in 2005, and she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Franklin University in 2006.  Amazingly, Jada earned both degrees while working full-time and raising her young children.  Jada was a member of Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church where she continued to developed a strong relationship with God and an unwavering faith.

Most of all, Jada loved her family dearly and is survived by her loving husband, Larry Brooks; her daughter, Kennedy Nichole, her sons Cameron, Justin, Jordan, and Julian; her bonus children, Candyce, Tylan, and Christopher; her supportive mother and selfless caregiver; Barbara A. Hightower of Columbus, OH; brothers, Robert Devin Dozier, William, and Kevin D. (Margaret) Hightower, all of Columbus, OH, and Keith J.D. Hightower of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Yolanda (Dolan) Hightower Mitchell, and Lenice Hightower, both of Detroit, MI; sister in love, Cassandra M. Reese; nephews and niece Tyrus, Kholsen (KeVauhn), Darius, Christian, Dolante, J.R., Taylor, Bishop, Chase, and Blake; and a  host of friends, cousins, and other relatives, including her other beautiful family Baba Ode Aduma, Mother Nalungo Aduma, Nyarinda, Kenyetta, Enaya (deceased), and Ayodele Aduma.  The family thanks each and every one of you for your prayers, love, and support during Jada’s 10-year journey.

Visitation 9am and Funeral 10am Saturday December 30, 2017 at Triedstone Baptist Church,  858 E. Third Ave. Columbus, Oh 43201

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Jada Hightower-Brooks

Condolence Messages

  1. I worked with Jada for 10 years at STRS. She was a beautiful young woman both inside and out. Her bright smile will be missed by many. Since condolences to Larry and her children.

  2. Jada was such a beautiful Spirit! May here life and spirit live on in her children. Larry I am thinking of you and the kids and the whole Brooks and Hightower family today and the days ahead.

  3. To the family and friends of Jada, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Our Heavenly Father promises that in the near future, there will be no more sickness (Isaiah 33:24). Death is one of the most difficult situations we must face, and will be eliminated. Isaiah 25:8 tells us “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” May you find comfort in God’s promises during this difficult period.

  4. My condolences on the loss of such a beautiful lady. Larry, I hope your family finds some peace in your faith and love of each other.

  5. Nakisha McDaniel :

    My Condolences to the Family. May God Comfort you all during this time of Grief.

  6. Sending prayers and condolences to the family and love ones.

  7. Mary McWilliams :

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your dear daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Loss is never easy or convenient, but even in loss, our Creator bears it all for us and keeps us especially close during these times. Continued peace and blessings in the days to come.

  8. My condolences to Larry, Julian and family from your former neighbor, Dora Pinder. At a time like this, there are no words. The Lord knows best and is in the midst. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  9. Michelle Hightower :

    My thoughts are of you. I will miss your gentle spirit. A true inspiration of faith, strength, and courage for the entire family. Now, you are free to dance before our God. I love you my dear sweet Jada.

  10. Barbara Hightower-Jackson :

    Love you sweetheart. I will miss you. Love, Aunt Barbara.

  11. Evangelist Brenda Johnson-Wilmington, NC :

    Sending my sincere condolence to the Family of Jada……I pray God will comfort you during this difficult time.

  12. Jada was a bright soul. When being around her you couldnt help but be your best. She was like that person you didn’t want to disappoint because her personality was so genuine. She will never be forgotten and my life has been much richer as a result of meeting her and her husband. Peace and blessings and healing to the family.

  13. Elder Delores Greene :

    May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you throughout your lifetimes as you cherish the memory of your wife, mother, daughter and sister. The Lord saw the need and He made the difference. Be at rest in Him and bless His name.

  14. Yolanda Hightower Mitchell :

    To my sister Jada: you rest now girl. You deserve it. YOU GAVE IT ALL YOU HAD!!!!
    Love you always and forever….

    _ Big Sis_

  15. Father, we asked that you wrap your loving arms around the Brooks Family. We pray that you will shine your light through their tunnel of darkness. It is truly amazing the courage , strength and grace Jada showed . With all her accomplishments , Love for her family and pain that she endured , Jada always kept her EYES ON THE PRIZE. Jada earned her wings years ago. Can’t we imagine how beautiful she will look – When our HEAVENLY FATHER tells her WELCOME THOU GOOD and FAITHFUL SERVANT..

    Marilyn and Michael
    The Jones Family

  16. To the family of Jada, I want to offer my sicncere condolences on your loss. The Bible calls death our “last enemy” and is to be brought to nothing. (1 Corinthians 15:26) What a relief that will be! The Bible also promises at Revelation 21:4 that VERY soon, “He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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