Romeo G. Barrera passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Andrea Cortez Barrera; their children, Cecelia Sorrell (the late Talley Sorrell, Jr.), Cathleen Jones, Carolyn McLain (Tommie), Romeo Robert Barrera, and Alfred Barrera (Susan); Grandchildren, Ricardo Constanza, Jr. (Kelly), Calley Sorrell (Patricia Thibodeaux), Marlo Barrera, Jeffrey T. Sorrell, Carlo Barrera, Courtney McLain, Quillan Barrera, and Caroline Barrera; siblings, Solio Barrera, Carlos Barrera, Arturo De La Garza, James De La Garza, Johnny De La Garza, Jimmy De La Garza, and Cecilia De La Garza; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Romeo is preceded in death by his parents, Solio Barrera and Mary Gonzalez De La Garza; and siblings, Baby Solio Barrera, Alfredo Barrera, Irma Alma Barrera, Roland Barrera, Luciano De La Garza, and Edward “Wasso” De La Garza.
Romeo was born in Beeville, Tx, and moved to New Orleans in the 60s to raise his family. He retired after 33 years of service as a shift superintendent at ADM Growmark, Ama, La. In his retirement, he enjoyed the simple things in life; fishing in the morning, watching the LSU Tigers and Tulane Green Wave on Saturday evenings and the Saints on Sundays, and sharing a love of cooking with his friends and family. Romeo will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation for Romeo beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr. in Metairie. A Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to NOFA (No One Fights Alone) through the mail P.O. Box 2096 , Marrero, LA 70073
or through the website www.noonefightsalonenola.org