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Gerald Merritt

Gerald Merritt

March 10, 1942 - June 12, 2020
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Gerald John Merritt, a native and resident of New Orleans, LA, departed this life on Friday, June 12, 2020. He was the loving father of Kimberly (Elbert) Hamilton and Stacie Merritt, and loving grandfather of Juan Mason Hendon, Ellis and Kelby Hamilton. He is also survived by his wife, Cathy Peters Merritt; sister, Gail (Jerry) Gladney and aunt, Marion B. Smith, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Merritt was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Mary Thurman Merritt; parents, Gabriel C. and Dora Boutte Merritt and brother, Gabriel "Gabe" Merritt. A private funeral Mass honoring Mr. Gerald John Merritt will be held at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10 am. The Mass will also be streamed via Facebook at St. Peter Claver NOLA or YouTube at SP NOLA. Interment St. Louis No. 3, Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Visitation 8:30 am in the church. Everyone in attendance will be required to adhere to all COVID 19 restrictions. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please keep condolences brief. All are invited to attend a drive through viewing which will be held at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Please remain in your vehicles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in remembrance of Mr. Gerald J. Merritt Class of 1960 to St. Augustine High School.
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  • Visitation

    June 20, 2020 | 8:30am - 10:00am
    June 20, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
    St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
  • Second Visitation

    June 19, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    June 19, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Charbonnet Funeral Service - Historic Treme'
    1615 St. Philip st
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116
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Posted at 12:34pm
I have lived in Richmond,VA since January 2006 as a result of Katrina. I visit the city of my birth at least once a year. During my 2019 visit I had the chance encounter to run in to Gerald in the grocery store parking lot on Carrollton Ave. It was a nice and brief visit and we caught up on the families since out last meeting. Sorry to hear about his passing, and we will have the whole Family in our prayers as they deal with this event. God bless, and R.I.P.

Madia Lewis

Posted at 06:24pm
May the God of Peace be with you and the family.
Madia Lewis

Fellman Pierre

Posted at 01:24pm
With deepest sympathies, Fellman Pierre and family


Posted at 08:49pm
Gerard was a very nice and exceptional co worker.He was always polite and mannerable.

Cynthia Gallo

Posted at 08:20pm
Rest in peace my friend. To the Merritt family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Just remember through God all things are possible! Gerald fought hard. Rest in heaven

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