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Ernesto Acosta Fleetwood Sr.

December 19, 1938 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 83)

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On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Ernesto Acosta, Sr. went to meet his Lord at the age of 83. Neto was born on December 9, 1938, in Belize City. The family moved to Puerto Cortes, Honduras when he was in his twenties where he met the love of his life, Carmen, married her and formed a family of his own. He worked for the Tela Railroad Company, ventured as a mariner for only a year since he could not bear to be without his family. Ernesto then worked for The Texaco Refinery while attending CURN (Centro Universitario Regional del Norte) at night for his Business Administration Degree.
Around 1984 he immigrated once again to the States so that his wife could be closer to her parents and her siblings. He initially lived in Oklahoma City where his last baby was born, his “Ultimos Amores” as he would call her; his Mouse (she loved Edam cheese brought from Belize). She was his greatest joy and happiness in this new chapter of his life; he was 45 years old.
In 1985 he relocated to Metairie, Louisiana and eventually became a resident of Kenner for 36 years. He worked at IMR Corporation (Manhattan Blvd/Harvey) where he was proud to be Employee of the Month on several occasions. His last job was at Cirel (Japonica St/New Orleans). He had an early retirement and always wanted to go back to work but his family insisted that he had worked enough and it was time for him to enjoy life.
He loved body building and was an inspiration to many who he personally trained. He loved running in the early mornings, taking long walks, fishing, music, and dancing. He loved talking to people, reminiscing his past and all who he ever met, his friends, neighbors. He loved writing about Puerto Cortes and kept all of his diaries of all his findings about historic events, places, and people. His granddaughter, Mia, always relied on him for answers on any subject. When asked why, she would reply “because Abuelo knows everything”. He was indeed an intelligent man. He was a man of God, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Phillip Neri for years.
Net, as his siblings would call him, was preceded in death by both of his parents, Fernando Acosta Lobo and Petrona Fleetwood de Acosta; his mother and father in-law, Carmen and Santos Gomez; his sisters and respective husbands: Ofelia Maria Casam, Zoila Ysaguirre, Amparo Bradley, Rosaura Maria Beltran (Chon-Chon); his brothers-in-law: Peter Searle, Alberto Gomez, Joe Finlay Key; his sisters-in-law: Hayde Orellana de Castillo, Aida Elizabeth de Castillo, Digna Timotea Villanueva Gomez, and Otilia Castro Gomez.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carmen Gomez Acosta; his 4 children: Helen Chow (Elvin), Ernesto Acosta (Saby), Karla Patricia Estrada (Hector), and Sandy Weishaar (Jason); 7 Grandchildren: Fernando, Andres, Carmen, Sabby Vanessa, Mia, Jace, and Lilyana; his two sisters, Lilia Beltran Perera and Maria Concepcion Acosta Searle; his brother, Mario Castillo; and many brother and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
He will be missed but his legacy will live forever in our hearts. May our Chin-Chin rest in the Peace of Our Lord. Your kids.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 on Friday, August 12, 2022. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am with a Memorial Mass at 1:00 pm followed by inurnment. To order flowers or offer condolences, please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 12, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Service
Friday
August 12, 2022

1:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery

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