Charles Michael "Mike" Gerald
August 21, 1957 - December 26, 2020
Charles Michael "Mike" Gerald, age 63 and a resident of Pine, died Saturday morning December 26, 2020 at his home. He was a longtime active member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church, who loved the Lord and his church family. Mike had just recently presented a moving testimony of his life during services at his church. He served 9 years in the Louisiana Army-National Guard and was proud to serve his country and community. Mike worked construction projects in Panama and Honduras and other places during his time in the National Guard. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Mike worked as a carpenter for many years and was considered a great handy-man, a “Jack of All Trades”, as he could repair just about anything that needed it. He always enjoyed visiting with the people that he met and he loved spending time with his family most of all, including just prior to his passing at the large family Christmas get-together.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Autumn and Brandon Diddon of Walker, Shawna Dillon of Mandeville; Son and Daughter in law: Jeremy and Stacy Gerald of Diamondhead, MS; 6 Grandchildren: Cameron Diddon, Ethan Diddon, Kirsten Ladner, Tristan Dillon, Cailynn Gerald, Kylie Gerald; Brother and Sister in law: Rocky and Sue Gerald of Bogalusa; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Sharon and Eld. Richard Magee of Lawrence Creek Community, Glenda Edwards of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews that he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Earl Gerald and Bonnie Jean Branch Gerald, brother in law Rusty Edwards, nephews Heath Magee, great-nephews Drake Spears, Mason Magee.
A graveside funeral service will be held in the New Gerald Cemetery near his home at 11:00 am Tuesday December 29th with Eld. Adam Luper, Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Yancey Magee officiating.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Davita Dialysis in Franklinton for all their care and support of Mike through the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Pine Missionary Baptist Church.