Celebration of Life
Larry Lowell Broussard, the third of eight children born to Eldridge & Irma Broussard, entered this life on October 22, 1957.
Since Larry was born at a time when the nation was captivated by space talk, his mother accurately predicted he would be extraordinarily gifted with intellectual and technological ability. Mama’s words resulted in his nick name around the house “Spud Nick!” Larry grew up in an atmosphere that nurtured and fostered the admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ. Under the strict guidance of his parents, Larry learned, practiced and witnessed FAITH.
Born and raised in Watts, California, he attended 96th St. Elementary and Markham Junior High School where his academic and educational capacity was developed and enhanced. Larry also attended David Starr Jordan High School where his life’s trajectory gained momentum to propel him to become an active leader amongst his peers. He began his intellectual pursuit participating in various leadership and service driven clubs, groups and forums. Larry also excelled in athletics, participating on the LA City track and football teams for Jordan High School.
Larry affectionately known by his high school friends as CHEE, academically attained scholastic honors that led to his acceptance and admission into Stanford University aka “The Farm.” Larry quickly became acclimated to the academic environment. He was a mentor and a friend to many of his fellow classmates. He served as a residential advisor where he assisted other students coming from the South Central LA area become comfortable and assimilate into life on “The Farm”.
Larry went on to enlist in the US Army where he served as a radio operator and teletype operator. He proudly served his country with distinction receiving the following accommodations: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
In 1985, Larry was joined in holy matrimony to Barbara Millhouse for twenty-two years. To this union, two daughters were born, Tyronde RayNel and Zoe Nicole. Larry adored his daughters and was further elated at the birth of his grandson, Jayden Christian Lowell.
In 1990, Larry became a member of the Arlington Lodge Free Mason, he served as a Worshipful Master of the Arlington Lodge #58. From 1995 to 1997, he was a member of the Shadrack Jackson Consistory No. 156 A.A.S.R. Larry later became a member of Magnus Temple #3, Prince Hall Shriners.
The skills acquired while serving in the military afforded him a successful career in the field of technology. Larry was gainfully employed by many federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice and the Department of Health & Human Services. After many years as an internet technology consultant, Larry founded his own company, Intelligent Technology Integration Solution, LLC in 2015. He provided computer repairs and maintenance, sound/video technology, rich media production, computer programming, web development, graphics and media solutions.
In 1992, Larry answered his call to the ministry under the African Methodist Episcopal Church Jurisdiction and received his first assignment at AME Church at Philadelphia, PA in 1995. He later founded his own church, New Foundation AME Zion Church in Arlington, VA. Larry completed his ministerial call serving at the 88th Street Temple Church of God in Christ as a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher, a strong supporter of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry and held various leadership assignments under Superintendent Anthony Williams.
Elder Larry “Chee” Lowell Broussard leaves to cherish his life and legacy, his two daughters: Tyronde RayNel and Zoe, a grandson: Jayden, four sisters: Audrey, Betty, Shirley and Altha, two brothers: Alvin Sr. and Preston, a very special Aunt: Velma Hayes and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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