Willeatta Delane (Brooks) Hanner

September 17, 1953 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 68)

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WILLEATTA "DELANE" HANNER, also known as "Dee" by many, loved by all. She did not meet a stranger and she would make you laugh. She was such a people person and a joy to be around. Dee did not have a problem with telling you what was on her mind and then she would turn right around and give you anything LITERALLY. She would for sure give you the shirt off her back. It was nothing for you to go to her house and you were going to leave with a bag filled with medicine, food or something. Dee loved cooking meals for her family, friends or even strangers. Her old fashioned banana pudding potato salad and stewed potatoes were a huge favorite that was requested by loved ones. She was called "Red" by many, but could not stand the color red. Dee loved all her family with all her heart, but her grandkids her.

Dee loved traveling with her sisters. Anytime the car moved, she was willing to be a passenger whether she was awake or asleep. When she was not "on-the-go", she liked playing any type of cards. She enjoyed going to the grandkids basketball or football games no matter where the games were. Dee loved NFL Football and was a Washington football diehard fan. Dee was a music lover of gospel and soul along with shaking her shoulders and tapping that foot to the beat. She graduated from Chatham High School and then she went to Guilford College. She took up nursing, but she was such a mommy's baby that she could not stay away from home to complete her nursing degree. Dee has worked in industry factories for years along with other jobs but working as a CNA was her passion. She worked as a CNA until her death. She attended Jordan Grove Church serving on the Usher Board until her death.

Dee transitioned from her earthly home on Friday, January 7, 2022. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Ameaso Brooks, her mother, Lydia Dorothy Brooks and her brother, Sammy Bernard Brooks.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her one and only child, a daughter, Anita B. Newby and son-in-law, Stephen "My Love" Newby; granddaughters, Az'Hia Hackney, BreAnna Cheek, TeeAnna Cheek; grandsons, Steshad Newby and Stephon Newby; sisters, Pam Brooks, Angela Brooks, Lisa Brooks; special friend, John Hayesworth; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other family members and many friends; a special cousin, Pat Bowden and special aunt, Aunt Ruth Smith, and best of a friend, Vanessa Foxx.



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 Service Program


24 Hour Viewing
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel
1501 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Jordan Grove AME Zion Church
3106 W. 3rd St.
Siler City, NC 27344

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