Carleis A. ‘Curley’ Maziel

Published in Jennings Daily News October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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Funeral services for Carleis A. “Curley” Maziel, 86, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Union Baptist Church, located at 1014 S. Main St. in Jennings, with Rev. Gerald W. Perkins, Sr., officiating.

Visitation will be held in the church from 9-11 a.m.

Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Jennings. Military Honors will be accorded by a U. S. Army detail from Fort Polk. On Oct. 17, 2019, God in His infinite wisdom summoned Brother Carleis A. Maziel from labor to reward. He was born on March 4, 1933, in Lake Arthur and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age.

Curley was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church and loved his church family and Pastor Perkins. He attended school in Lake Arthur and later enlisted in the U. S. Army and upon his discharge. He was employed for 39 years with South Central Bell.

Curley was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Pearl McZeal; parents, Amos and Jennie McZeal; son, Ronnie McZeal, Sr; sisters, Esther Jackson and Lela McZeal; brothers, Haywood McZeal and Amos McZeal; and grandson, Byron Castille.

Cherishing his memories are his loving daughters, Angela Dale McZeal Robertson and Tammy McZeal Batiste (Don) of Baton Rouge; his sons, Rodney McZeal (Jerri) of Parks, Gerard McZeal (Amy) of Denver, Colo., and Carleis, Jr. and Kerry McZeal, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brothers, George McZeal (Sharon), Charles McZeal and Clayton McZeal (Cynthia); his sister-in-law, Wilma Jean Turner; his adopted daughters, Debra Randolph and Raynetta Freeman Ward; his dear niece, Catherine Pattum and nephew Eric McZeal; and a host of grandchildren, other family and friends.

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