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Gerald A. Delpit transitioned in peace on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 74. Gerald A. Delpit was born Wednesday, July 31, 1946 in New Orleans, LA to the proud parents of August and Beulah Delpit. He went to Epiphany Catholic School and was a graduate of George Washington Carver in the graduating class of 1963. He received training at Job Corp Vocational School for skilled trades where he honed his skills in automotive repair and construction. In 1976, he met the love of his life, Brenda, and her daughter, Talair; they were joined together in holy matrimony in 1978. Their proud union produced 2 lovely daughters, Jemelle Delpit and Geralyn Delpit. He was an employee of Bayou Pontiac as a body and fender technician for several years. He then moved on to work at Atlantic and Gulf Stevedores and from there, he began his driving career with Regional Transit Authority for the next 20 years. He ended his professional driving career with Hammond Transportation, where he retired. Gerald was a member of Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Baptist Church, where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He became a member of Word of Life Christian Center in 2009 under the leadership of Apostle Leroy Thompson.
Gerald was married 43 years to his loving wife, Brenda B. Delpit. Loving father of Talair Adams (Byron), Jemelle Delpit (Lamar Jordan), Geralyn Delpit (Andre Reddic) and Tanya Alexis. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Beulah Delpit; brothers, Leonard and August Delpit; and sisters, Marilyn Johnson and Gloria Smith.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Avenue on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 am. As mandated by the State of Louisiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance is limited. Everyone is required to adhere to all restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences for the family.