Langston Alexander Brooks, the son of Patricia A. Brooks and Kenneth L. Young, Jr. was born April 28, 1990 in Wilmington, Delaware. This beautiful life came to an end on May 30, 2017 in Bear, Delaware.
Langston received his early education from William Penn High School graduating in 2008. Langston attended Morehouse College and graduated in 2013 with a degree in English and Criminal Justice. His graduation class was honored to have President Barack Obama, our first African-American President, as the Keynote Speaker.
Langston loved basketball, fast cars, and all types of music. His favorite singer was Sade. He loved spending time with family during the holidays. He especially looked forward to his Aunt Ima’s sweet potatoes with marshmallows. Langston and his dad enjoyed going to the movies to see action films. They both kept an extensive collection of their movie tickets.
Langston was very close to his mother and they were best friends. They could spend hours discussing any subject and not agreeing on anything. He especially loved debating with his sister, Nia, that he was their mom’s favorite. Patricia would always agree with him that he was her favorite “son.”
Langston and Nia would debate about who was best at the card game, Uno, who’s food was too plain or too spicy and would never eat each other’s cooking. He was very protective of his sister and she lovingly called him “Yang Yang.” He liked fast cars and often tried to work on them although he had no idea what he was doing.
Langston was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Allen and special cousin, Anthony (Tony) Jackson and uncle, Frank R. King. His memory will be forever cherished by his mother Patricia A. Brooks, father Kenneth L. Young, Jr.; grandparents Kenneth L. Young, Sr. and Lee Young; and his beloved sister Nia A. Brooks. Beloved aunt Ima J. King and aunt Wynee Young; uncles Paul Allen, Calvin, Lytel, and Keith Young. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friend and mentor Jerry L. Custis; his longtime friend Eddie Snead and Godson Tyler Snead.
His Celebration of Life will be held 1PM Fri., June 9th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm, DE 19805; family visitation 12PM-1PM only. Burial, Private.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to Morehouse College at https://alumni.morehouse.edu/page.