Chester Waller Jr, a 3rd Mate Merchant Mariner departed this life on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home in New Orleans, LA. He was 72 years old. Chester was a native of Norfolk, VA and has called New Orleans home for the past 40 years. He began his seaman career as an Ordinary Seaman with the National Maritime Union, and worked his way up to Bosun, the highest non-officer rank. He became an officer as a 3rd Mate, and joined the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, from which he retired in 2014. Chester leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted fiancée, Dorothy Richards; daughters, Stephanie Cager Moore, and Tiffany Cager Nickelberry; his loving grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and three brothers.
Family and friends are invited to join the funeral service on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00AM at Heritage Funeral Directors, 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 8:45AM until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 50 people. It is mandatory that everyone entering the funeral home wear a face mask or face covering.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.