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. LOLA FYLES says:

    My memories of you will always be happy memories. When I think of you, I see you smiling a really big grin and you pushing your glasses up on your face cheating at bid-whiz. Okay, strategizing. I will miss knowing that you are not here on earth. HEY!! you can play cards with Vera and Daniel my mom & dad they would like that. LOVE YOU.

  2. God gave us Carl as a vehicle of joy. His laughter, love, and generosity we can not forget. Let us remember the gift God gives us in each other. He gave us a beautiful gift in Carl. Thank you God.

  3. I met Carl at a Church function, of course a picnic, and he loved what he was doing, barbecuing and visiting with people. He will be remembered as a very special person.

  4. There are no words to express our deep sorrow at this time. We send our heartfelt prayers to Carl’s family and friends.

    We were privileged to be able to say Carl was our friend for almost 30 years.Throughout all those years, he remained steadfastly and constantly kind hearted and generous but his direct honest nature always prevailed. His quick wit and good humor never failed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

    Whenever Carl visited, he treated both my parents with great dignity during their last few difficult years. For that I will be eternally grateful.

    He will be forever and lovingly in our hearts and memories.
    Until we see you again, Carl, we will miss you.

    Carl, don’t forget to save my space at the head of the line at the BBQ.
    love you,

  5. Tim Morgan says:

    Your race is over. I will remember your warmth and generosity. Will long remember the shared enjoyment of a fine bottle of wine and fellowship.

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