ForeverMissed

Mr. Lieutenant Boyd, the son of late Mr. Arthur Brooks and Mrs. Will Ella Boyd Brooks was born December 10, 1939 in Chambers County, AL. He departed this life April 11, 2011 at the Vistacare Hospice, Atlanta, GA.

He was a graduate of Centennial High School, Compton, CA. After high school, Lieutenant joined the US Army, where was a paratrooper for the 101 Airborne.

After being honorable discharge from the armed forces, he became employed with the CA Youth Authority, where he later retired as a supervisor with over 25 years of service.

Lieutenant accepted Christ was joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was a member of the male chorus.

He was a professional boxer and an avid golfer. He was a true lover of all sports.


He leaves to cherish his memories: three children, Allison Boyd, Stockton, CA; Tracy Boyd and Cedric (Jamie) Boyd both Sacramento, CA; two grandchildren, Thomas and Vynessa, two great grandchildren; five brothers, Willie Carter (Lisa) Lee Brooks, West Point, GA; Lloyd Brooks, Compton, CA; Eric Brooks, Madera, CA; Spencer Brooks, Chowchilla, CA, and Juan May, New York, NY five sisters, Cecelia Brooks, Los Vegas, NV, Delores Brooks, Lakewood, CA; Shauner Brooks, Orange County, CA; Elizabeth Waters, (Tony), Cincinnati, OH, Helen(Albert) Robinson, Compton, CA; aunts, uncles, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends; special friends Frances Willis, Compton, CA and Dot Trammell, Lanett, AL.

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery Lanett Alabama

Posted by Cedric Boyd on April 11, 2019
Hey Lou. It’s been a tough year. I’m trying to keep that fighting spirit going. It would be great if something positive happened on the financial front. I’m beat up but not broken. I’m going to keep on keeping on Dad. I try to apply your theories every day. I could use a break.
The Big Turkey
Posted by Allison Boyd on December 11, 2015
Hi Dad,

Yesterday was tough so I decided to write today. I think about you everyday. I love you.
Posted by Cedric Boyd on December 10, 2015
Hey Dad, everything is cool. Happy birthday. I started my own tv show and it's starting to find its legs. I've also had a few articles and television appearances regarding my book. It won't be too long before it starts to really take off. Thanks for never allowing me to put limits on myself or anybody around me. I wish you were here so I could get you fitted for some clubs that you wouldn't know how to use anyway
Posted by Cedric Boyd on April 12, 2015
Thank you for teaching me that sometimes life isn't fair. You get good breaks and bad breaks. You just keep on living and it will work itself out. Never panic and just give yourself a chance to fight another day. I hope I'm getting closer to the man you always thought I could be. Love you bad golfer
Posted by Allison Boyd on April 11, 2015
To the most vibrant man I know, my dad! I love you & I miss you.
Posted by Cedric Boyd on April 11, 2014
Well Dad, I made it another year. Allison opened a yoga studio and I wrote another book called Randall Whitmore. Can you look out for your second oldest child, she's having a rough time. I miss you everyday Lou Boyd. I love you. This is from your favorite, but I'm sure not only, son. Just kidding Lou. I won't stop even though your dead. Neither would you.

The Big Turkey
Posted by Cedric Boyd on April 11, 2014
Well Dad, I made it another year. Allison opened a yoga studio and I wrote another book called Randall Whitmore. Can you look out for your second oldest child, she's having a rough time. I miss you everyday Lou Boyd. I love you. This is from your favorite, but I'm sure not only, son. Just kidding Lou. I won't stop even though your dead. Neither would you.

The Big Turkey
Posted by Cedric Boyd on December 10, 2013
Hey Dad, everything is cool. Everyone really loves the book I wrote. I couldn't have done it without the confidence you gave me as a child. I hope we all are making you proud.
Love,

The Big Turkey
Posted by Cedric Boyd on December 10, 2013
Oh, I forgot; Happy birthday. I would buy you a set of clubs but you really can't use them now. You raised an idiot.
Posted by Cedric Boyd on December 22, 2012
I love you dad. I miss you everyday. I'm trying to do the best I can to hold it down but it's tough without you. We will be swinging the sticks again someday soon. Rest in peace.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
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May God Bless you and keep you and your family
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
Monica Wehr - friend and coworker of Liz Waters lit a candle at
2011-04-18 08:37:51



Liz-my thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
Jaime wells-Byerely lit a candle at
2011-04-15 18:19:54



Liz, so sorry for the loss of your brother, You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Jaime
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
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2011-04-15 17:13:57



Liz my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God hold you close at this time.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
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Liz you and your family are in my prayers. I pray for healing for you and your family.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
Lindsey Uryga Employee EyeMed lit a candle at
2011-04-15 16:04:31



Liz you and your family are in my prayers. I pray for healing for you and your family.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on December 30, 2011
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2011-04-15 15:44:22



Liz you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Tara
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Liz, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May GOD bless and comfort you during this sad time. Love ya LIZ, Donna

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Posted by Cedric Boyd on April 11, 2019
Hey Lou. It’s been a tough year. I’m trying to keep that fighting spirit going. It would be great if something positive happened on the financial front. I’m beat up but not broken. I’m going to keep on keeping on Dad. I try to apply your theories every day. I could use a break.
The Big Turkey
Posted by Allison Boyd on December 11, 2015
Hi Dad,

Yesterday was tough so I decided to write today. I think about you everyday. I love you.
Posted by Cedric Boyd on December 10, 2015
Hey Dad, everything is cool. Happy birthday. I started my own tv show and it's starting to find its legs. I've also had a few articles and television appearances regarding my book. It won't be too long before it starts to really take off. Thanks for never allowing me to put limits on myself or anybody around me. I wish you were here so I could get you fitted for some clubs that you wouldn't know how to use anyway
Recent stories

WWLD

Shared by Cedric Boyd on March 7, 2013

Hey people, another story from the Lou about fear. I've recently finished another book called The Good Wolf. It is really off color but a very good story.  I went back and forth on if I should have it published or not because of the content and what people may think about me. It exposes thoughts that I'm not comfortable sharing with others. Then I channeled my inner Lou. What would Lou do? Lou would plow ahead with reckless abandon and not give two hoots about what anybody said, he would just do it. That thought gave me strength so I went ahead and published it on ibooks because that is what Lou would have done and would have wanted me to do. Blame Lou!! Just kidding. I love you and I miss you dad. I dedicated the book to you so I hope it sells 10 million copies so everyone can know what a special man you are.

Sex out of Wedlock

Shared by Cedric Boyd on January 4, 2013

My mother and I wrote a book called Sex out of Wedlock. It was the story of how my mother and father met. You can purchase the electronic or paperback version from Authorhouse.com. The feedback has been tremendous because of the situation surrounding their eventual marriage. The story is as unbelievable as the two characters in it. I was in charge of revamping the book because my mom was struggling with content. I read how she wrote my dad and it was close but it didn't get the "essence of Lou." She allowed me the freedom of writing him how a saw fit and he just came to life in my hands. At the time I was revising it, I had no idea how sick he was because he didn't tell anyone. He would die before it was published and I used the money he left me to get it published because it was too good a story to not be heard. By the time I finished with my dad and his brother Carter, my mom and I were laughing out loud thinking about those two jokers. She said I hit them right on the head. I had to write them as if they were at 20 and 25 years old, but for some reason it wasn't hard. My uncle Carter did a wonderful job in arranging my dad funeral and we are forever grateful to him. They loved each other tememdously and had come to rely on each other for everything. You would never know it by the way they talked to each other but it was all love.  Brothers to the end.

The Riot

Shared by Cedric Boyd on January 4, 2013

One day the guys at Preston decided the were going to take over the institution on one of Lou's off days. Bad decision. They were holding the staff hostage and they weren't going to let them go until their list of demands were met. Keep in mind my mom told me all  these stories and she had no reason to lie because they weren't on the best of terms when she told me. Lou immediately went up there and started banging on the door. "Open this G@# D#%& door!!" or something to that effect. They opened the door and I think they were more scared that they called him on his day off. Dad proceeded to talk the kids (men in their early 20's) down, get all of the staff out of their without any injuries and restore order in the institution. I know these stories sound ridiculous but it all happened. There are very few guys left to corraberate these stories because the life expectancy of a correctional officer is about 59 now, up from 54. If you knew him, the stories become realistic. There is a term in law enforcement called private cid. Presence, Verbal, Touch, Conrol, Intermediate and Deadly. It's called the use of force continum. Usually in an institution if you have the P and V, then you don't need to use the D. Lou had penty of P and V and that is why he never got injured in 25 years behind bars.