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Anibal "Billy" Ortiz

February 22, 1938November 13, 2020
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Anibal “Billy” Ortiz passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 13, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He is survived by his wife Maria J. Ortiz, his children; Oscar Ortiz (Kara), Iris McKimmy and Tomas Abea Ortiz, his grandchildren; Antonio Ortiz, Nathan Ortiz, Bella Ortiz, Brandy Creekmore, Crystal Creekmore, Chantal Henderson, his great-grandchildren; Jaden Henderson and Bryson Henderson and his sibling; Arnaldo Ortiz, Angeles DeSoto (Xavier) and Antonio Ortiz Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents Antonio Ortiz and Ana Julia Ortiz and ten siblings. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and family members. Billy was born in San Just, Puerto Rico on February 22, 1938. He moved to the New Orleans area in 1950 and has been a longtime resident since then. Billy proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Army, he served for 12 years. He was a member of the VFW. Billy worked for Jefferson Transit for many years before he retired in 1999. He had countless joys in life, including watching baseball, playing dominos and most importantly spending time with his family. Billy was a loyal a honorable man who would do anything for his family. The last two years have been a hard battle, but he showed nothing but courage and never gave up. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd Metairie, LA on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11AM, visitation will begin at 9AM until service time. The burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Saint Rose, LA. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.LeitzEaganFuneralHome.com

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Luis Ortiz

November 20, 2020

A lot of great memories with Billy. Always had us laughing! Heaven has a new Angel! God bless you all!

Antonio Ortiz

November 19, 2020

Lots of good memories, Love, Antonio Ortiz Jr. and wife Frances

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