Lloyd is lovingly referred to as “Mr. Lloyd” by all of his friends. A native of Louisiana, he moved to Boston at eleven years of age, and attended school in Roxbury and Boston. While he considers Boston his home, Mr. Lloyd spends much time traveling between Boston and Louisiana. He has many wonderful memories of the music that he learned to love in the 1940’s and 50’s in Louisiana – jazz and blues are his favorites. Mr. Lloyd comments that “Today, kids have sports. In my day, we had musical instruments.”
Towards the end of WWII, Lloyd and his twin brother Floyd volunteered for the United States Army at only 15. Lloyd enjoys sharing his love of jazz and blues and discussing politics with other participants at ESP.
A participant since 1998, Mr. Lloyd sits in the same seat as he did when he first enrolled in the program. His daughters often stop by the day center for short visits. He receives supportive services at home, provided by UESP in Boston.