Benjamin Joseph Gex III passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, in Loranger, Louisiana, at the age of 69. He was born on Monday, July 9, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Mildred Metoyer and Benjamin Gex Jr. He was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana.

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Madeline Gex; son, Ben (Aurea) Gex, IV; sister, Sharyn (Alden) LaFonta; nephew and godson, Damian (Jeannine) LaFonta; niece, Jaime Boudreaux; great-nieces, Scarlett Condé and Christine LaFonta; great-nephew, Jake Boudreaux.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Gex, Jr.; mother, Mildred Metoyer; grandmother, Ethel Manuel.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Friday, September 18, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mass will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 North Oak Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401. Interment will follow in St. Louis #3 Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

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