Carl A. Brooks

Carl A. Brooks

January 18, 1945 - January 25, 2006

Carl A. Brooks

January 18, 1945 - January 25, 2006


Carl Avery Brooks was born January 18, 1945 in Houma, Louisiana to Abram Brooks and Dorothy White Brooks. Carl grew up in Louisiana on the bayou. Carl spoke with great respect and affection for his grandfather Gloster White and his grandmother Classie Bolden White. Carl was a graduate of Ambassador College in Pasadena, California. His firm, South Coast Hearing Representatives, was a successful advocacy practice in Worker’s Compensation law. Over the years Carl trained and employed many worker’s compensation practitioners. He is most fondly remember as ‘the Bro’ — a term of affection for one of the most generous men that has ever graced our planet. Carl’s favorite pasttime was cooking for his friends and educating their palates with fine wine. Carl is survived by his sisters Elaine Brooks Seymore, Linda Brooks Burke, Virginia Brooks Mitchell and Winniefer McDonald Ferrell. His sister, Betty Brooks Matthews had predeceased Carl. Carl is also survived by his brothers A.J. Brooks and McKinley McDonald and fifteen nieces and nephews. Carl’s life was one of generosity and and kindness to others — a life defined by his faith in his Creator. Carl died January 25, 2006. He was greatly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2006 ~ 7:00 P.M. at Garden Grove Community Center – Room # A, 11300 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843. 714 741-5262

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 ~ 10:00 A.M. at Community Funeral Home, 230 S. Hollywood Houma, LA

An Interment will follow immediately at St Luke Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 182, Houma, LA 70360

In lieu of flowers, donations can be make in Carl’s name to – 476 S. Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

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61 responses to Carl A. Brooks

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  1. Carl was a very close friend who I loved like a brother. I had the privilege of knowing and loving Carl for over 20 years. Although many people say they would rather give than receive, Carl truly and honestly believed that. I will greatly miss Carl, but will always have the memories of the good times we shared together. Let us all raise our wine glass and make a toast to a special person who enriched all of our lives. I love you and will miss you.

  2. Bro was the kindest and most generous man we’ve ever met. It wasn’t unlike him to call and take us to the Pleasant Peasant for dinner! At our BBQs he was always the life of the party whether cooking over the “pitts” or dancing to disco music in our living room! Football will never be the same without him throwing his yellow “flags”. It is an honor to have had “Da Bro” as our close friend. Hozer and Twiggy will miss him terribly.

  3. Get the pits ready Bro, I’ll catch up to you before you can say “slap your gradma”.

  4. My brother was my personal hero! He was a brother that I adored, I loved him dearly, but most importantly I “liked” and “respected” him. I truly valued his opinion and he will be greatly missed.

    1. Ericka Roush says:

      Hello. I just found out that Carl has passed. I worked for him in the early 90’s at SCHR. Sandra Knighten is my aunt. She just passed away early February 2020, and her husband a few weeks later. They both also went to church with Carl. I was at her house and she had a great framed photograph of your brother running track or something. I know Sandra really love and respected your brother. Since I found the picture yesterday I thought I’d look him up and found this. I’m very sorry for your loss. Please contact me if you would like to get this wonderful photo for your family.

  5. Fred Riley says:

    Carl and I grew up in Houma together. In my early teens I moved to Los Angeles and left Carl behind however, we got back together later on. He would cook for my Louisiana parties that I gave every year. I would invite all of our childhood friends and he would be so happy being with us talking about old times. Carl touched the hearts of everyone that he met. He was the most kind and generous man that has ever come into my life and others as well from what I can see posted here. He will be truly missed.

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