Gene "Geno" Henry Ackerman Jr.

August 24, 1967January 2, 2021

Gene “Geno” Henry Ackerman, Jr., was born August 24, 1967 and passed away in Garyville, LA on January 2, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gene H. Ackerman, Sr. and Barbara B. Ackerman, and his brother, Dale J. Ackerman.

He is survived by his sisters, Terry A. Smith (Al), and Traci A. Fletcher (Jack), brothers Ched (Danielle), Kim, Dean, and Steve Ackerman, a host of nieces and nephews, and his closest friends, Brooke Pitre and Lisa Triche.

Geno will always be remembered for his love of horses and horseracing.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend services for Geno on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, 821 Fourth St. Norco, LA, at 11 AM. Visitation will begin at 9 AM, burial to follow at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, 13396 River Rd. Destrehan, LA. To share condolences and memories with the family please visit


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    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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    Saturday, January 9, 2021


Gene "Geno" Henry Ackerman Jr.

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Ursin Abbate

January 9, 2021

Geno and I had many good times together... some crazy nights.... had many good laughs ... One night, we went to the magic casino and Geno won a bunch of money playing black jack... we were driving home about 3 in the morning and a Mississippi state policeman pulled us over.. The officer asked if we had been drinking ? We told him yes cause I'm sure he could tell.. After some thought, the officer said " I'm getting off work soon.. I want y'all to leave the truck parked here and go across the street to that store and get some coffee and sober up.. Y'all can come back and y'all can head home at 6 am.. ( this was almost 30 years ago ) So, we did that, but we probably didn't wait till 6 am to leave ... As we headed home, we caught a flat in New Orleans and didn't have a spare tire... So, we called a taxi and finally got home about 7am. Seems like we had many nights like that... I will remember all the laughs and joking around.. Geno had an infectious laugh about him.. He was very mechanically gifted as well as he repaired anything that needed repairing rather it be a vehicle, lawnmower, etc. Geno would stop by the house and help me work on whatever I was working on. He loved football and we watched a many of games together.. He loved horse racing and used to be an exercise rider for certain trainers.. He taught me how to handicap the horse races... He was always better at it than I was.. One time, he, "Chew" Weber and I went to the races. We bet a big race and we all liked different horses.. The horses we liked were the #1 , #8 and #9 horse.. I don't remember the order the came in but all 3 horses hit the board ... The trifecta ( which is the first 3 horses ) paid over $ 26,000 ...if we would've put our 3 horses together, we would've hit the trifecta.. ( this was somewhere around 1991 ).. Geno was a friend of my family.... He would always joke around with my mom and she thought Geno was hilarious... My heartfelt sympathies to the Ackerman family...

Kathy (Noot) Oncale

January 9, 2021

Garyville's West St. will not be the same without Geno making his 'rounds'. Always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be sorely missed.
The Oncale Family, Garyville, LA.

Robin Bourgeois Hedrick

January 9, 2021

To my cousins,
I am so sorry for your loss. May Geno Rest In Peace. He has lots of family waiting to welcome him.

Phyllis Boudreaux

January 8, 2021

So sad, so very sad. Gene's life gone much too soon. To my cousins, I'm very sorry for your loss. Much love and sympathy to all of you.

Phyllis Marroy Boudreaux

Cheryl Manning

January 7, 2021

Geno is going to be missed dearly! He always brought a smile to everyone’s face when he was around. I don’t think there was ever a time when he wasn’t cutting up. He will be missed by the many people he has come in contact with. Rest In Peace Geno!!!

Wade Rogers

January 7, 2021

Geno was a family friend and always good to us. He help me on many projects I had going on. Prayers to the family !!! I Grew up with Geno, Dean , Kim and of course Mrs. Ackerman and Stevey all love !

Hope Bourgeois

January 7, 2021

Oh geno we had some good times so sorry for yalls lost rest easy

Kim Weber

January 7, 2021

Geno was a good friend of the family. He liked to share true life stories and had a way of making you laugh. May he Rest In Peace.

With love and our Deepest Sympathy,
Donald & Kim Weber

Marguerite Weber

January 7, 2021

To The Ackerman Family, I’m so sorry 😢 for y’all loss. Geno, used to come over to our house 🏡 all-the-time on Norco St., when we were kids. He was so funny&😆 he loved to joke around. I’m sending my love& ❤️sympathy to y’all.

Norma Simoneaux Loupe

January 6, 2021

My deepest Condolences to his family and friends. Thoughts and prayers to you all. RIP Gene