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Brian Joseph Gulliver-Garcia (nee Garcia) chose to depart this world on his own terms suddenly on October 21, 2018 at the age of 41. He is greatly loved and he lived life to the fullest to the very end. He hid his struggles from his friends and family and presented to the world as a loving, caring and devoted man. But the battles he faced around his identity and his past simply became too much. Remember, someone is always there to listen - please reach out to those who love you. Brian you are loved and will be missed greatly.
Brian was born August 20, 1977 (the first of the triplets as he liked to always point out to his siblings) at Baptist Hospital and almost 40 years later returned to work there as a certified nursing assistant.
Brian attended Day Star Academy, International Bible College, Pearl River Community College and he recently enrolled in school at Delgado Community College trying to fulfill his ambition to become a respiratory therapist. Brian worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Med Surg 3 Ochsner Baptist - A campus of Ochsner Medical Center, and on-call at the West Bank Campus. He previously worked at North Oaks, LTAC, St Tammany Parish Hospital and Forrest General.
Brian is survived by his parents Wyatte (Libby) Garcia and Janis Hawkins, his wife Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, his amazing children Ruth, David, Joe and Jeremiah (and their mom Linda), his triplet womb buddies Amy (Paul) Deli and Brent (Adilia) Garcia, his other siblings John (Kris) Horne and Jennifer (Steve) Wallace. He was a loving uncle to Andrew, Caleb, Joshua, Elena, Destiny, Haiden, Addisen, Jason, Ashli, Massiah, Abel and Asher. He will be missed by his Aunt Paula (Bobby) Anderson (children Kristin and Jason) and other extended family members.
He also had an extensive chosen family in New Orleans that loved him hard including: Jessica Vasquez (children Oscar, Leo and Isabella), Chris French, Jeanne Renz (children Alexis and Lacey (Andrew) Hartmann, Michele Dupre and Christopher Linden, Denise (Bilal) Hancock, Greg Renz and so many more.
He will be fondly remembered by his in-laws and family in Canada: Peter and Jennifer Gulliver, Tara Ehouman (children Aisha, Talik and Kaiden) Trevor Gulliver (children Timothy and Hae-bin) Tiffany Payne (children Kianna and Makenna) and Latasha Payne (children Landon and Liam).
He is pre-deceased by his sister Cheryl Hawkins, his nephew Trey Horne and his brother-in-law Tyler Gulliver.
His work family was his second home - especially Med Surg 3 at Ochsner Baptist and the West Bank Med Surg team.
Services will be held at Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenues, New Orleans, LA 70125. The service will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12 noon, with visitation from 11am to noon. Private cremation will follow.
Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guest book.
The family invites everyone to join them at the nearby LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, 2727 S. Broad Avenue, Suite 101, New Orleans, LA 70125 to share memories, enjoy some great food and commemorate Brian's life. Please wear funny hats or wigs to celebrate Brian's weird sense of humor.
Memorial donations may be made to a fund to cover expenses and provide for Brian's children. https://www.gofundme.com/brian-gulliver-garcia-memorial or check donations can be made to the Vasquez Law Office Iolta Trust for benefit of heirs of Brian Gulliver-Garcia.