Carmichael - Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory

135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA


Celeste "Nena" Vian Geli

October 22, 1935November 5, 2019

Celeste Vian Geli (Nena), 84, of Sharpsburg, passed away from complications of diabetes and heart failure on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. She was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba to the late Nicolas Valentin Vian and Esperanza Quiroga Vian and later moved to Havana. Mrs. Geli was a kindergarten teacher, married the love of her life, Eudaldo R. Geli on October 28, 1961. They have two children, Eudaldo and Gizelle. She and her husband came to the United State on March 3, 1965 and resided in the metro Atlanta area ever since. Mrs. Geli worked as a Spanish teacher at North Fulton High School and then at C & S Bank, later Bank of America. She was a 24 year Pancreatic Cancer survivor.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Eudaldo; daughter, Gizelle Geli Wiedemann; son, Eudaldo N. Geli; brothers, Nicolas and Joel Vian; and sisters, Carmen Liedtke and Dolores Diaz.

The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10 at the Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory, Peachtree City with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11 at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Prayer Service Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, November 11, 2019


Celeste "Nena" Vian Geli

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Nicholas Vian

November 9, 2019

Remembering my sister Nena:
Nena and us (Lola, Carmen, Joel and myself) had a wonderful childhood. We all played together, laughed and had fun. We moved to several cities as military brats. During that time, we enjoyed growing up together and spending time with each other. As adults and after marriages, we lived near one another, had children and saw them grow and have families. She loved her sibling’s grandchildren as if they were her own. Many times we talked about God’s blessings of enjoying the goodness of life and family. Nena was a very religious and happy person, always smiling despite her health issues. She always had kind words and good humor. I will miss her very much.
Her piety and devotion to the Virgin Mary was reflected in the love she gave to her family. I know the Lord will welcome her with open arms to his heavenly kingdom. She was a saint to us and I pray one day we may all join her with our loving parents again living in God’s light and love forever.

Nannette Vian

November 9, 2019

My Tia Nena was a cheerful and happy person always with a kind word and loving heart. I have many fond memories of her. She is my Godmother and she always made me feel special. She endlessly complimented my four sons and offered many blessings, prayers and much love for them. Tia Nena was very spiritual and expressed her faith in God and her devotion to St. Jude and our Blessed Virgin Mary. I know she is an angel in heaven. I greatly miss her and she will always be in my heart.

Vaughn Wagoner

November 8, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and family.
I know how much you cherished and loved Celeste and you were always with her.



November 6, 2019

I met Celeste in 1975 when I visited north Fulton high school as an exchange student from Argentina. We struck a friendship that lasted ever since. We reacquainted over the years and she later met my late parents who were charmed by her kind nature. I shall always keep fond memories of "Mrs. Geli's" lessons at North Fulton, she was a feisty and determined teacher, well liked and respected by all who met her. May she rest in peace. Hasta que nos volvamos a ver Celeste