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

  1. Carl and I both attended Ambassador College during the mid-1970s; he was 2 years ahead of me. When I think of Carl, I remember a warm, generous, very smart man. Two fond memories: Once Carl invited a small group, including myself, to go deep-sea fishing — it was so much fun! That was in the late ’70s, but I still think of it fairly often. During the ’90s, Carl barbequed for a goup of folks at my rented condo during the Feast of Tabernacles. There was already one grill at the condo, but he said it wasn’t large enough and told us to purchase a second one. Carl was in his glory working those 2 grills! Again, these get-togethers happened a long time ago, but the memories are still very fresh in my mind.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Carl’s family.


  2. We will miss Carl a great deal — and we don’t seem to be alone in that! He brought so many people together with good food and fine wine, and even just with his warm and sincere personality. He was as personable with children as with adults, and our daughters will miss him as much as we will. The longer you knew Carl, the more surprising talents you uncovered. We can only hope he gave someone his recipes for gumbo and egg nog — but can they ever really be made by anyone else in his inimitable style?

  3. I first met Carl in the early 70’s in the A.C. gym playing basketball. We would scrimmage after work and always enjoyed it. Over the years, Carl was always very encouraging and set an outstanding example. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Fine dinning was his joy and jazz was his favorite. Carl knew when and how to help if in need and enjoyed life. We shared many toasts “To the Kingdom.” He had a big heart and loved to barbeque.

    My husband and I will always remember him.

  5. Terri Finch says:

    What an amazing example of abundant generosity and sincere love Da Bro was.

    We miss you terribly, Carl. Wine tastings won’t be the same without you.

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