St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, LA


Philip Perera

June 4, 1955August 8, 2019

Philip Perera passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 64. Loving father of Krystle Perera and Desiree Copping. Son of the late Philip Claude Perera and Alida Bernard Perera. Brother of Phyllis Heim and the late Brian Perera. Brother-in-law of the late Ronald Heim. Proud grandfather of Raven, Christian, Brandon, Jacob, Ryan and the late Derrick. Also survived by his niece Christina. Philip was born on June 4, 1955 in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. He was a proud United States Army Veteran and retired electrician. He will be forever remembered and deeply missed by his family and friends. Military honors will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, followed by a memorial gathering at Lehrmann’s Bar and Billiards, 135 W. St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org in memory of Philip.


  • Military Honors Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Memorial Gathering Friday, August 16, 2019


Philip Perera

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Desiree Copping

August 13, 2019

Daddy, you are the greatest man I have ever known. I miss you so much.
Your daughter

Donna Teal

August 12, 2019

May You Rest In Heavenly Peace Phillip. Although I haven’t known you as long as some, You were Very Friendly and Nice to Me. You Always brought Laughter Everywhere.
May You Fly High My Friend
Donna (Shorty)

Paulette Odo

August 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Philip was a good guy and a friendly person, good dancer. Rest In Peace my friend. Sincerely, Paulette Odo

cathy Alonzo-Kreeger

August 12, 2019

I know Philip more than 35 years. Always very nice to me. Gone too soon.

Kathy Ory

August 12, 2019

Philip and I grew up around the corner from each other and were neighborhood friends. We reunited our friendship 8 years ago and often reminisced our neighbood fun.

Katherine Kendall

August 12, 2019

I'm so sorry to read this. Phil was my friend, we dated a few times and he was a great dancer. My condolences to his family and friends, gone way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.

Katherine Saavedra Kendall