The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Union Hill A.M.E. Church, Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia, where Reverend Norris D. Walters is pastor. Reverend Coley Clark, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Jonathan, affectionately known as "Diddy," was born January 29, 1941, in Schley County to the late Joe Dell Middlebrooks and Marva Lene Shelling-Middlebrooks. He was a graduate of John Lewis High School. He accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the band of Christian believers at Union Hill A.M.E. Church.
He was united in holy matrimony to the former Georgia Ann Haynes and to this union they were blessed with four children. Two children, Myra Middlebrooks and Jonathan Middlebrooks, Jr., preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by 4 siblings, Marva Jean Middlebrooks, Jennie Middlebrooks-Williams and Alexander Middlebrooks.
He leaves a legacy of many loved memories to his beloved daughters, Elaine Kendrick, Americus, Georgia and Melissa Middlebrooks, Ellaville, Georgia; four grandchildren, Martina Middlebrooks-Barkley (Keelan), Americus, Georgia, Alane’ Kendrick, Americus, Georgia, Ayonna Bridges, Columbus, Georgia, Derric Tatum, Jr., Ellaville, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Ann Middlebrooks, Ellaville, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Tony Williams, Atlanta, Georgia, Tonya Williams, Atlanta, Georgia; a host of other cousins and friends.