Let the memory of Lieutenant be with us forever
  • 71 years old
  • Born on December 10, 1939 .
  • Passed away on April 11, 2011 .

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 Allison Boyd on 11th December 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 10th December 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 12th April 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 11th April 2015
To the most vibrant man I know, my dad! I love you & I miss you.
Posted by Cedric Boyd on 11th April 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 11th April 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 10th December 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 10th December 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 22nd December 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 30th December 2011
Donna Ainsworth lit a candle at 2011-04-15 15:33:15 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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Tara lit a candle at 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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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.
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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.
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Sharon Jefferson lit a candle at 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.
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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
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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.
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Marcellas Malcolm lit a candle at 2011-04-19 09:00:56 May God Bless you and keep you and your family

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