Gilbert Arevalo, Sr.
Gilbert Arevalo, Sr., of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 62. He was born on December 2, 1957, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Gilbert grew up in Gretna and graduated from West Jefferson High School. In 1984, he and Della moved to the North side of the Lake and eventually settled in Loranger with their children. Gilbert spent his career in the oilfield, retiring from Shell and returning to instruct others in oilfield operations. He was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Pompeii in Tickfaw for over 30 years. As an avid horseman, Gilbert loved keeping and showing horses. He served as President of the LQHA, National Director of the AQHA, and was a Commissioner during the building of the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite. More than anything, Gilbert loved his family, and enjoyed barbecuing and spending time with them. He will be dearly missed.
Gilbert is survived by his wife of 41 years, Della Arevalo; son, Gilbert Arevalo, Jr.; daughter, Amanda Arevalo Martin and husband Blake; mother, Florence Segovia Arevalo; brother, Ruben Arevalo Jr. and wife Carol; sister, Mary Ann McKinney and husband Bill; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Arevalo Sr.; brothers, Albert Arevalo and Joseph Arevalo; and nephew, Aaron Arevalo.
Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Friday, June 26th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, June 27th from 8:00 am until 9:00 am.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church, 14450 Hwy 442, Tickfaw, Louisiana 70466 on Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 am, with Fr. Michael Galea officiating. Social distancing is encouraged, and face masks will be required in the church.
Entombment will follow at Pompeii Cemetery Mausoleum in Tickfaw, Louisiana.