Community Involvement

Community Involvement

The Brookins family prides themselves in servicing families with dignity and respect throughout the community in which they live and love.

Howard B. Brookins Sr., a retired State of Illinois Senator and his wife, Audrey M. Brookins are active pillars of the community. Both are members of Trinity United Church of Christ; together they serve on numerous boards and participate in many organizations.

  • Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL
  • Cook County Board of Corrections in Cook County, IL
  • HRDI – Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. in Chicago, IL
  • Dusable Museum in Chicago, IL
  • 33rd Degree Mason Prince Hall Affiliated
  • Member of Chicago Assembly
  • Rainbow Push Coalition
  • The Diabetic Education Group
  • Jackie Robinson West Little League Team(View Newspaper Articles)


Andrea L. Brookins, a woman with a heart for her community is married to the Rev. Dr. Norval I. Brown, and together they are the parents of Arifa L. Brookins Hinton and Gregory H. Brookins Hinton, Crystal E. Brown and Christopher E. Brown. Andrea is a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ. She services her community through involvement in many organizations and committees including:

  • The 21st Ward Business Association
  • Trinity United Church of Christ Board of Deacons
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • South Suburban Chicago Chapter of Links, Inc.
  • DuSable Museum
  • Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts of America
  • Illinois Funeral Directors Association
  • Illinois Selected Mortician Association
  • Cook County Funeral Home Owners Association
  • National Selected Morticians Association


Attorney Howard B. Brookins, Jr., a servant of the community, is the Alderman of the 21st Ward of Chicago, Illinois. Howard is married to Eboni M.Brookins, and together they are the parents of Howard B.Brookins III and Harihson B. Brookins. Howard and Eboni are members of Trinity United Church of Christ. Together they serve the community through numerous committees and organizations inclusive of:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Prince Hall Masons
  • Board of Directors Community Media Workshop
  • Board of Directors of Northern Illinois Alumni Association
  • Partner of the Brookins and Wilson Law Firm


The Brookins family, together with their staff, is committed civically, socially, and politically to the community in which they have served for over 30 years.

Brookins Funeral Home
Phone: (773) 233-3002
9315 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620

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