Jason A. Gele'

July 29, 1974May 9, 2019
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Jason Abney Gele', a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Prairieville, LA, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 44. He graduated in 1992 from Baton Rouge Magnet High School and went on to graduate from LSU in 1996 with a degree in Mass Communication. Jason will be remembered for his love of family, music and life. He never met a stranger and will be remembered by many of his friends for his artistic abilities and radiating calmness and kindness. Jason's favorite pastimes were watching his sons play sports, cooking, spending quality time with his family, and watching the Saints and LSU football. He also relished his two-time MFL Fantasy Football Championship titles. His family was always his priority and they will forever be the Core 4. He is preceded in death by sister, Joël Gele'; maternal grandparents, Gilderoy L. Abney and Marie Cangelosi Abney; paternal grandparents, Gilbert G. Gele' and Lillian Seibert Gele'. He is survived by his wife Valerie Miller Gele'; two sons, Aiden Christopher and Aaron Thomas Gele'; parents, Patricia and George Gele'; sisters, Julie Brandt (Brad) and Jodi Loar (Chris); Valerie's parents, Madeline (Clifford "Butch") Muir and Virgil (Ann) Miller and Valerie's brother Christopher; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. The Mass will begin at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at Parc 73, 14379 Highway 73, Prairieville. The family would like to thank the entire ICU staff and Doctors at Baton Rouge General for their amazing care and support. Also the family would like to thank Acadian Ambulance Service, first responders from the Prairieville Fire Department and Jason's work families at Community Coffee and The Advocate for their care, support and compassion during this difficult time. Please visit to leave expressions of sympathy and condolences. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Valerie Gele', Wife
  • Aiden Christopher Gele', Son
  • Aaron Thomas Gele', Son
  • Patricia Gele', Mother
  • George Gele', Father
  • Julie Brandt, Sister
  • Brad Brandt, Brother-in-law
  • Jodi Loar, Sister
  • Chris Loar, Brother-in-law


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Reception Friday, May 17, 2019


Jason A. Gele'

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Margaret Lindsey

May 17, 2019

Jason and I shared cube space for 2 years. He was always so much more than a boss, he was a friend. I absolutely loved his excitement for life, his stories of his family and his cats... he just really made me smile. He genuinely cared for us and our family. I have my little guard duck on my desk he brought me from England. He was even thinking of us even on vacation. He is missed so much.

Carl Jeansonne

May 15, 2019

George and Pat:

My sincere condolences on the loss of your son.

Carl Jeansonne

LaTecia Smith

May 14, 2019


We have not known you and Jason very long, but I did know that he loved those boys unconditionally. Chaz will be there for Aiden and Aaron. I am praying for strength and peace for you and the boys. If there is anything that you need, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Love Always, LaTecia, Joe, Chaz & Cade.

Brenda Neely

May 12, 2019

My condolences to the Gele family. Never met Jason but I know and love his mom, dad, and sisters. I am praying for your strength during this difficult time.

Robert Abney

May 12, 2019

The Gele-Keller-Abney families are in my thoughts and prayers. While we as cousins never met, as your aunt Gayle said, we will meet one day as God said it will be.

Shirley Sherman

May 11, 2019

Had the honor and privilege of working for and with the Gele' family. Aiden and Aaron were both in my preschool class. Jason always had a smile on his face and always spoke kindly to you. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of you at this difficult time. Where there is sadness ever joy. Rest in Peace Jason.

Gayle Keller

May 10, 2019

Jason's mom is my sister, so he is my nephew, I can't even imagine life without this beautiful man he took care and baby sat my children,consoled them when I wasn't there, sang la la la and made them feel safe,it wasn't often but it worked, he was nothing short of an amazing father, husband,son, nephew, brother, brother-n-law, just one amazing man, we will miss you beyond words,but will be with you again as God said it will be 😍😥

Alicia Pitre

May 10, 2019

He was a guy you would never forget if you met him even once. I haven’t seen him in years but can vividly see his smile and hear his voice in my mind. Ahhhhh Jason, you will be missed by many!!!!
Love you Val!!!

Ashton Trout

May 10, 2019

Truly one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Thankful to have known him for the past three years I’ve worked under him at Community Coffee. His family will be in my thoughts.

Regina Thomas

May 10, 2019

Jodi, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I was so happy to see you and Chris the other day. I hope I didn’t talk too much and keep you from time with your brother. Sending love and prayers for you and your family . ❤️❤️🙏🙏


Jason's First MFL Championship


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