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Gilbert “Manny” Keith Ceaser

Gilbert “Manny” Keith Ceaser , departed this life on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in Slidell, LA at age 27. Manny was born August 7, 1993 to Gilbert Celius and the late Marva Ceaser, and was a graduate of Sarah T. Reed High School in New Orleans, LA., where he excelled in athletics and culinary arts. Manny was also a baptized member of Third Missionary Baptist Church, and a living example for his beloved daughter, Kennedi and many friends. A survivor of the “St. Roch Shooting Spree,” Manny demonstrated spiritual and physical resilience during his recovery. Manny leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Kennedi; fiancée, Karla Allen; great-grandmother, Dorothy Lee; grandmother, Barbara Howard; father, Gilbert Celius; siblings, Nicholas, Dewone, Oriyan, and Derrick; and host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at University Medical Center, and Bridgepoint and Trinity Rehabilitation Centers.


  • Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:00AM at Third Missionary Baptist Church, 206 Armstrong Road, St. Bernard, LA.


  • Visitation will be held from 9:00AM 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.


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