Councilmember honors legacy of Willie Frank Middlebrooks

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    During the April special council presentation, Councilmember Jenifer N. Bailey paid tribute to the enduring legacy of Mr. Willie Frank Middlebrooks, a pillar of the Homestead community whose contributions spanned over seven decades.

    Councilmember Bailey presented a heartfelt posthumous proclamation to the family of Middlebrooks, celebrating his unwavering dedication to the betterment of his surroundings and the lives of those around him.

    Middlebrooks, a man revered for his selflessness and philanthropic endeavors, notably his steadfast commitment to the Homestead Soup Kitchen, leaves behind a rich legacy of compassion and service. His tireless efforts to uplift the community and provide assistance to those in need have left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.

    A devoted husband, father, and business owner, Middlebrooks, alongside his beloved wife, worked tirelessly on the family farm, providing employment opportunities for local residents and supplying fresh produce to the Homestead Soup Kitchen.

    Survived by his loving wife, 13 children, 70 grandchildren, and a vast network of family, friends, and well-wishers, Middlebrooks’ influence transcends generations. His dedication to fostering a stronger, more compassionate community has solidified his status as a staple in both the Homestead and Florida City communities.

    In honoring the life and legacy of Willie Frank Middlebrooks, Councilmember Bailey and the Homestead City Council recognize the profound impact he has had on countless lives and express heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones who were present to receive the proclamation.




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