NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Memorial services have been scheduled for Barbara Lacen Keller, a longtime New Orleans civic activist who died Monday.

Memorial Service

  • 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)

Funeral Service

  • 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.

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