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Sontero Dewayne Rooks

November 10, 1980 - May 8, 2024

Sontero Dewayne Rooks Obituary

Sontero DeWayne Rooks’ grand rising was November 10, 1980 to Mr. Joe Ray Rooks and the late Ms. Mary L. Bell. He was raised under the Baptist doctrine. He attended routine church services with his family during his youth and early adulthood. He began his journey of enlightening others through conscious awareness, subconscious alignment, as well as encouraging personal health. 

Sontero leaves to cherish his legacy; one daughter Ms. Sa’Nyja Nykia Rooks (Memphis, TN), his father Mr. Joe Ray Rooks (Holly Springs, MS), one grandson Eric DeWayne Rooks (Memphis, TN), two sisters, Ms. Sara Whitney (Abbeville, MS), Mrs. Lannie Rooks-Brown (Mr. Floyd Brown) Jackson, MS, four Aunts Brenda Stinson (Holly Springs, MS), Mrs. Ocie Jeffries-Bell (Holly Springs), Ms. Gene Jeffries (Holly Springs), and Ms. Ardella Jeffries (Southaven, MS), five uncles Mr. Freddie Rooks, Mr. James Rooks and Mr. Robert Rooks (all of Holly Springs, MS) Mr. Henry Lewis Bell (Oxford, MS) and Mr. Herbert Jeffries (Oxford, MS). He leaves three nieces, Ms. Nia Brown, Ms. Jada Brown, and Ms. Asia Brown (all of Jackson, MS) and one nephew, Mr. Kevin A. Whitney JR. (Oxford, MS). He leaves his stepfather Mr. Calvin (Mary) Tallie. He further leaves Mr. Henry Bell (Nichelle), Mr. Dwight Bell (Katherine), Mr. Edward Bell, Mr. Louis Bell and Ms. Diana Jeffries who were all reared to regard one another as brothers and sister. These bonds built over the years served to unite and erase the stigma that individuals must be of biological birth to enjoy the comforts of sibling unity. 

Sontero leaves a host of cousins, relatives, friends, colleagues and others who have been pivotal in his life. They were supportive, influential and inspirational throughout his life. His friends, mentors, and family graced him with kindness, comfort and generosity. He was overcome with joy for life and the pursuit of knowledge. Loving his family, friends and the community (never meeting strangers) with every breath was truly encompassing of his life’s journey.

Sontero was preceded in death by his Mother Ms. Mary L. Bell, his Aunts Ms. Lucile Jeffries-Bell, Ms. Joyce Ann Bell, Ms. Doril Sharp and Ms. Bertha L. Bell; his grandfathersMr. Evan Lewis Bell and Mr. Richard Rooks, his grandmother Mrs. Lannie G. McJunkins-Bell and Ms. Lucille Ayers Rooks. 

Sontero was presently employed by The Oxford T-Shirt Company for several years. He was also previously employed by the University of Mississippi in Janitorial Services for many years.

Sontero transcended on May 8, 2024. His Earthly duties concluded and his stewardship began as Guardian and Protector. He is loved still. He reigns as King in the lives of all those who realized his worth. 


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Sontero Dewayne Rooks hosted by L Hodges Funeral Service.

Sontero DeWayne Rooks’ grand rising was November 10, 1980 to Mr. Joe Ray Rooks and the late Ms. Mary L. Bell. He was raised under the Baptist doctrine. He attended routine church services with his family during his youth and early adulthood. He began his journey of enlightening others through conscious awareness, subconscious alignment, as well as encouraging personal health. 

Sontero leaves to cherish his legacy; one daughter Ms. Sa’Nyja Nykia Rooks (Memphis, TN), his father Mr. Joe Ray Rooks (Holly Springs, MS), one grandson Eric DeWayne Rooks (Memphis, TN), two sisters, Ms. Sara Whitney (Abbeville, MS), Mrs. Lannie Rooks-Brown (Mr. Floyd Brown) Jackson, MS, four Aunts Brenda Stinson (Holly Springs, MS), Mrs. Ocie Jeffries-Bell (Holly Springs), Ms. Gene Jeffries (Holly Springs), and Ms. Ardella Jeffries (Southaven, MS), five uncles Mr. Freddie Rooks, Mr. James Rooks and Mr. Robert Rooks (all of Holly Springs, MS) Mr. Henry Lewis Bell (Oxford, MS) and Mr. Herbert Jeffries (Oxford, MS). He leaves three nieces, Ms. Nia Brown, Ms. Jada Brown, and Ms. Asia Brown (all of Jackson, MS) and one nephew, Mr. Kevin A. Whitney JR. (Oxford, MS). He leaves his stepfather Mr. Calvin (Mary) Tallie. He further leaves Mr. Henry Bell (Nichelle), Mr. Dwight Bell (Katherine), Mr. Edward Bell, Mr. Louis Bell and Ms. Diana Jeffries who were all reared to regard one another as brothers and sister. These bonds built over the years served to unite and erase the stigma that individuals must be of biological birth to enjoy the comforts of sibling unity. 

Sontero leaves a host of cousins, relatives, friends, colleagues and others who have been pivotal in his life. They were supportive, influential and inspirational throughout his life. His friends, mentors, and family graced him with kindness, comfort and generosity. He was overcome with joy for life and the pursuit of knowledge. Loving his family, friends and the community (never meeting strangers) with every breath was truly encompassing of his life’s journey.

Sontero was preceded in death by his Mother Ms. Mary L. Bell, his Aunts Ms. Lucile Jeffries-Bell, Ms. Joyce Ann Bell, Ms. Doril Sharp and Ms. Bertha L. Bell; his grandfathersMr. Evan Lewis Bell and Mr. Richard Rooks, his grandmother Mrs. Lannie G. McJunkins-Bell and Ms. Lucille Ayers Rooks. 

Sontero was presently employed by The Oxford T-Shirt Company for several years. He was also previously employed by the University of Mississippi in Janitorial Services for many years.

Sontero transcended on May 8, 2024. His Earthly duties concluded and his stewardship began as Guardian and Protector. He is loved still. He reigns as King in the lives of all those who realized his worth. 


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Sontero Dewayne Rooks hosted by L Hodges Funeral Service.

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