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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA

OBITUARY

SSG Pedro Brandao Lacerda

August 11, 1979May 29, 2010

Pedro Lacerda August 11, 1979 - May 29, 2010 COLUMBUS, GA — SSG Pedro Lacerda, age 30, resident of Columbus, died on May 29, 2010 at Columbus Medical Center. Memorial services with full military honors are scheduled at the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus on Friday, June 4, 2010, 11 a.m. with Chaplain (CPT) Charles Estanol officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. SSG Lacerda, son of Pedro Paulo Da Vinha Lacerda and the late Lucia Brandao, was born August 11, 1979 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He was Catholic by faith and a member of Gracie Barra and Barra Brothers. SSG Lacerda was active duty U.S. Army, serving his country honorably for over five years. He was assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning and received many decorations for service to his country to include the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab. SSG Lacerda was also preceded in death by his mother and maternal grandmother. He is survived by his wife, Marina; daughter, Yasmin; son, Pepe; father, Pedro Paulo Da Vinha; sister, Tatiana; brother, Marcelo; other relatives and friends. Condolences and flowers may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 3, 2010
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 4, 2010

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Joe Dinwiddie

July 3, 2010

Marina,
My family and I were devasted to hear about your loss. Pedro was a great man and we will always remember his incredible kindness. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Joe, Samantha, Ralph and Sharon Dinwiddie

Madisen Walton

June 5, 2010

To my friend Pepe, God will watch over you and your family when you are sad. Always remember the fun times with your daddy and always remember he is in heaven with the angels.

Michael "Timex" Tinner

June 4, 2010

My prayers go out to the family and friends of Pedro. He was my first teacher for BJJ and a great one at that. he made my training a wonderful and memorable experience and was such was great person to learn from. He will truly be missed and will never be forgotten.

Noah Gudel

June 3, 2010

Marina, my heart goes out to you & Yasmin & Pepe...You all are in my thoughts and prayers...He will be so missed by so many.

Carol and JJ Coronel

June 3, 2010

With our deepest respects , you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Never forgotten.

Tamara Davis

June 3, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Pedro. He was a wonderful man,and will be truely missed.

Robert Taylor and Tamara Davis

D.M. Holt

June 3, 2010

With deep respect and heartfelt gratitude, I thank you for your service to our country.
Rest In Peace, Sir.
My condolences to the family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May each one of you be filled with the strength and grace to sustain you in your hour of need.

Michaeleen Kruger

June 3, 2010

Marina we are so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sentindo muitas saudades,
Michaeleen, Rick, John and Greg Kruger

Staci Calhoun

June 2, 2010

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Pedro was an inspiration to so many people and will be greatly missed.
Greg, Staci and Barrett Calhoun

Becky Belflowers

June 2, 2010

Marina our hearts go out to you, Yasmin and PePe and the rest of the family. He will NEVER be forgotten. We love you. Becky, Donnie, and Zack

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