NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Memorial services have been scheduled for Barbara Lacen Keller, a longtime New Orleans civic activist who died Monday.
- Thursday, January 26
- Viewing 6:30-7:30 p.m., memorial service to follow
- Located at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place)
- Saturday, January 28
- Viewing 8-10 a.m.
- Funeral at 10 a.m.
- Jazz procession to follow
- Located at New Home Family Worship Center (1605 Robert C. Blakes, Sr. Drive)
Loved ones say Keller passed after a brief illness. She recently retired after a long career working in different capacities at New Orleans city hall and served on a host of boards, including the Jazz and Heritage Foundation, WWOZ, and Preservation Resource Center.
Keller was a staunch advocate of the city’s second line culture and was a member of the Lady Buck Jumpers Social Aid and Pleasure Club. She also served as a member and chaplain of the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale’ Mardi Gras organization.
Keller was 76 years old.