Michael Keller Zibilich

Obituary
  • "Keller...your mom is hurting so much....please help her!"
    - James C
  • "I would love to know who you are Roland M.? Are you one of..."
    - Gayle Zibilich
  • "I am so sorry for your pain. You are a beautiful person, Ms..."
    - Roland M
  • "Merry Christmas Eve to our sweet beautiful son Keller!..."
    - gayle zibilich
  • "There is not a day that goes by without us thinking about..."
    - Tom & Lori Rocheford

Michael Keller Zibilich, a loving son, nephew, cousin, and friend died on April 21, 2012, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An excellent student and accomplished athlete, Keller was first and foremost a devoted son to his parents and a loyal and caring friend to all who knew him. Keller was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 21, 1993 and is survived by his parents Michael and Gayle Zibilich of Roswell, Georgia; uncle, Thomas Zibilich (wife Mary Beth) of Atlanta, Georgia; aunt, Mary Kay Zibilich of Chamblee, Georgia; aunt, Mary Beth Thompson (husband Phillip) and aunt, Jeannine Zibilich both of Roswell, Georgia; cousin, William Thompson of Roswell Georgia; uncle, Lionel Acy of Roswell, Georgia; uncle, Glenn Acy of Lacombe, Louisiana; cousins Michael Casey (wife Elaine) of Miami, Florida; Franz Zibilich and Gretchen Kane Zibilich both of New Orleans, Louisiana; Gayle Buhler (husband Bruce) of Houston, Texas; and Kim Toups, (husband Jerry) of Hammond, Louisiana. Keller is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Virgil Acy of Belle Chasse, Louisiana; Marjorie Casey Zibilich of Atlanta, Georgia; and grandfather, John Michael Zibilich of New Orleans, Louisiana. Keller was a freshman at Louisiana State University and a member of Sigma Chi fraternity where he was president of his pledge class and delegate to the Interfraternity Council. Prior to college, Keller was graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School with the academic distinction of cum laude for all four years of his high school career. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Blessed Trinity soccer team. Keller lived life to the fullest, embracing it with enthusiasm and gusto. An avid outdoorsman, Keller excelled at white water sports including canoeing and kayaking on the Nantahala River and hiking and camping in the Western North Carolina Mountains. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 11330 Woodstock Road, Roswell, Georgia with a reception to follow at the Church Hall. Burial services are private at the request of the family. Roswell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in TheAdvocate.com on Apr. 26, 2012
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