October 7, 1972 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 47)


EMMETT CHARLES GILBERT JR., was born on October 7, 1972 to the union of the Beverly P. Gilbert and Emmett C. Gilbert, Sr. in Marrero, Louisiana. Having a spirit-filled life, he entered eternal rest on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank.  He was 47 years old.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by Reverend E. E .Tutt at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Westwego, LA where he participated in various youth activities including the Youth Choir and Drill Team. Emmett loved to sing and when he was young, he used to lead the song Well Done by Keith Pringle and cried every time he sang. His love for music fostered his relationship with God and he continued to grow closer to God as he listened to every verse of his favorite gospel artist. Fred Hammond, Emmett was ordained a Deacon at Changing A Generation FGBC-West bank in February 2011. He was a current member of New Home Ministries.

Preceding him in death was his father Emmett C. Gilbert, Sr., grandparents Charlie and Mary Gilbert, Willard and Lillie Mae Pierce, mother-n-law Lillie B. Fikes, uncles Elijah Johnson and Joseph Gilbert, cousins Billie Mae and Kevin Shelby. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Cynthia, two children Paris Imani and Pharen Charles. His mother Beverly P. Gilbert. His father-n-law Jerry Fikes. Two sisters Keva (Laron) and Tondra; two brothers Kyle (Keokuk) and Ennis. One brother-n-law Allen McCann. Three sister-n-laws, Carla, Shirley (Gerald), Shernitha, and Rhonda. Uncles: Roosevelt, Joseph (Shirley), Charlie (Canary), Darnell (Jeanette), Marshall (Sheila). Aunts Lillie Mae, Jonetta, Ida B, Willeaner and Amanda. Nieces and Nephews: Michael, Rashad, Raven, Stefan, Nia, Kyle, Kalis, Noah, Zayden and great nephew Abdullah. Devoted cousin Dr. Jacqueline Clark. Godchildren: Charlene, Kenneth, Ka’Lyn, Milan, and Demi. Godparents Lioyd and Claudia Clark. Godbrothers Glenn, Eldon, and Brockton. Godsisters Crystal, Cyla, Jackie, Antionette, and Victoria. Emmett is also survived by a host of cousins, other relatives, and close friends.

Private funeral services will be held at New Home Ministries, 1616 RC Blakes Dr. New Orleans 70130 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10A.M. for immediate family members only.  Relatives and friends of Conn’s Warehouse, Kids House of Learning, Jefferson Parish Public Schools, John Curtis Christian School, Renew Charter Schools and Innovative Marketing Group are welcomed to the visitation only which will be held from 9A.M. until 9:50A.M.  Entombment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery 1225 Whitney Ave. Gretna La.

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