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Barbara Ann Ceaser Sylvester Howard

Barbara Ann Ceaser Sylvester Howard

Barbara Ann Ceaser Sylvester Howard departed this life on January 23, 2022, at the age of 75. Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Dorothy P. Lee; sister, Betty Lewis; brothers, Joseph Jr., (Tracey); Edward, Brian, Michael, Kenneth, and Rodney Ceaser. Her sons, Arthur Sylvester Jr; Derrick (Dareen) Howard, and her daughter Darlene (Melvin) Lewis, and a host of relatives. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph Ceaser Sr, her husbands Arthur Sylvester Sr. and Horace Howard. Her daughter, Marva “Rosie” Ceaser; grandson Gilbert “Manny” Ceaser; stepfather Rev. Dr. Melvin J. Lee, and brother Kevin Ceaser.


  • Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Third Missionary Baptist Church, 206 Armstrong Road, St. Bernard, LA.


  • Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service.


  • . Interment will follow at Merrick Cemetery, Violet, LA.


Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.

5 Messages

  • Nell Posted February 4, 2022 6:49 pm

    Sending prayers to the family.

  • Stephanie Brooks Posted February 3, 2022 11:04 am

    Extending condolences to the family, especially my dear friend Domonique Lemieux. My prayers are with you all.

  • Valerie Nixon Posted February 3, 2022 11:01 am

    The memories we shared will,always be in my heart ❤️.Take your wings and fly high.Praying for your love ones 🙏

  • Tracy Thompson Posted February 3, 2022 1:05 am

    Mother you have truly left an impact in My life you have gain an extra Daughter as well as Grands an Great-Grands. God place you in my Heart and you showed me the Real meaning of what a Good Fearing Woman really meant, your love was so unconditional, I enjoyed spending time with you even though we had to sneak an go get Boil/Fried Seafood an going out to eat and most of all spending the Holidays with the Family. Mama I will always miss you, but you will forever be in My Heart. Enjoy Yourself In Heaven. Love Tracy Thompson

  • Domonique Lewis Lemieux Posted February 2, 2022 7:01 pm

    It’s so very hard to say goodbye. You were my hero. A very compassionate, supportive grandmother, coach and friend. We would talk and laugh for hours, sometimes. You taught me how to sing hymns, cook, and demonstrate love and compassion to others. I’m so glad God chose you as my grandmother. While I am saddened that I’ll never hear your voice, live in this life again, I have tons of voicemails that I’ve saved because I knew eventually this day would come. I’ll always hold your memory near and dear in my heart. All that I am is because of all that you exemplified. So see you later, beautiful. You were a fierce warrior, in the Spirit. Now, you deserve this God appointed rest. I imagine you’re up there singing and dancing and making the best red beans and potato salad heaven ever tasted! I’m so glad that you have found your residence, your home, eternal in the heavens not made with hands. I will forever miss you. I love you Maw Maw,

    Your Granddaughter,

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