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. we were very sad to learn that such a generous bright light has left this earth. It’s a testament to Carl the wonderful things that people have said. We were fortunate to meet at the feast in Oxnard 2003 – once met never forgotten

  2. Young and old will remember how much Carl cared about people and took the time to show that he did.

    We will miss the lively conversations, Carl’s chuckle when he shared his now famous one liners.

  3. Sweet, kind, thoughtful, gentle, caring, loving, all of these describe Bro! We are better people for having known him. He will be greatly missed, but, not forgotten!!

  4. When I asked my seven year old what he learned at the Feast this year he paraphrased Mr. Brooks: “Love your enemies even if they don’t love you, even if God’s rules can be tough.”

    Our family is grateful to have known Mr. Brooks and we will always remember his kindness and sincerity. We would like to express our condolences to his family, church family, and friends in their time of loss and adjusting to his absence.

  5. Judy Shuta says:

    Carl served us well and set the example of love and generosity for us to follow. I will miss him, he was a good friend.

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