Aric C. Gerdes

Aric C. Gerdes, age 58, passed to God on October 4, 2021 following a sudden cardiac arrest. Aric was born December 14, 1962 in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Ann Gerdes; four children: Marisa Gerdes, Shelby Naidoo and husband Kemeshin, Madison Gerdes and Shay Gerdes; brother, Matthew Gerdes and two grandchildren: Everleigh Hardy and Sterling Naidoo.
We have lost a son, a father, and a brother, but God is gaining a soul and Aric is given an eternity in Heaven. Aric is not gone forever as we will all join him there one day.

Aric loved the outdoors, especially the time he spent fishing. He used to have a red canoe that he and his children spent many hours together in exploring and fishing out on the lake. He loved going to The Home Depot and was always working on a home project. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He attended Greater Atlanta Christian School and Kennesaw State University.
The family will have an informal, family only remembrance at a later time. Burial will take place in Texas.

The family wishes to thank each person who ever showed kindness to Aric. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Emily and John October 7, 2021 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    We share your sorrow, dear Friends, and are praying for all of the family.

  2. Ken Snell October 7, 2021 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    We love you all and we are praying for you!

  3. Kay and Jon Stanley October 7, 2021 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    We mourn with you on the passing of your son, brother, father, and grandfather. Our hearts hurt with you in your time of loss.

  4. Jeryl W Gerdes October 8, 2021 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Our encouragement to the Family of the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ. Find Peace and Assurance of the Hope of tomorrow. We too miss our nephew Aric. We also recall the many laughs and smiles of this dear man. Our Love and prayers to the Family. Jeryl and Barbara Gerdes

  5. Ed and Carol Townsend October 8, 2021 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Anne and Dennis: We send our deepest condolences as you grieve the passing of your son Aric. We pray that God will grant you peace and comfort.

  6. Joyce and Howard Julian October 8, 2021 at 10:01 am - Reply

    We will always remember that sweet smile Aric gave us last Sunday at church. Aric is now at home with no worries and enjoying his presence with God. Praying for comfort as you miss him.

  7. Kim Tang October 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Praying for your comfort at this time of loss. God will take care of you until you meet again in that heavenly land.

  8. Mike and Carolyn Berry October 9, 2021 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Dennis and Ann, we pray for comfort at this time of grief.
    We can’t even imagine the sadness of losing a child.

  9. Kathy Tippins October 9, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear this. I am happy I got to meet Aric. – Amy, Shelby, Marisa, Madi, Shay – my prayers are with you and all the Gerdes’ family in this sorrowful time. Know that he is in peace and wishes you all a long, healthy life.


  10. Ellen Zarach October 9, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I am so deeply heart broken to hear the news. I’ll always remember the great times with Aric & family as friends and neighbors. Praying for you all.

  11. Ellen Zarach October 9, 2021 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    I am so deeply heart broken to hear the news. I’ll always cherish the good times with Aric & family as friends and neighbors .Prayers to you all 🙏

  12. Yvette and Danielle October 9, 2021 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    We were both so sorry to hear of your family’s loss and we are sending many hugs and prayers to all of you! Please know we are always here for you all anytime, please reach out if we can do anything for you.
    Love and prayers, Yvette Adams and Danielle Dunn and Family

  13. Sandy Gerdes October 9, 2021 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad I had 26 years to know Aric. He will always be remembered as Matt’s best friend. Will keep praying for you Dennis and Ann and all his children

  14. Karen Morgan October 9, 2021 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    You will be missed Aric!

  15. Karen Gottschalk October 9, 2021 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Prayers for the family. I haven’t seen Aric in probably thirty years. I’m his former sister-in-law. I always loved him. We had so much fun together. I’m shocked by the news snd sorry we lost touch but he was a very special man

  16. Sylvia Flanagan October 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I send my love and deepest condolences to Aric’s children, family, friends, and loved ones. May God comfort you.

  17. Jeanie Goodrich October 10, 2021 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Aric, life is over much too soon for you. Thank goodness for your daughters and the life you gave to them. My thoughts are with Ann , Dennis, Matt, and your girls. RIP

  18. Jan Coker Pruitt October 12, 2021 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I was so so sorry to hear about Aric… high school He was always happy with a smile on his face. I remember Aric as always being a sweet kind hearted soul from our days at GACS. He was that way to everyone and we all loved being around him. May the Lord Comfort you all as only He can.

  19. Kim Wilkie December 15, 2021 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I’ve just heard the news of Aric’s passing. I am so very sorry for all of his family. I will always remember his sweet spirit and the lovely family he came from. Thinking of you Dennis, Ann and Matt.

  20. Tina steel January 4, 2022 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I miss Aric Every day and remember the wonderful times we spent together over the past 7 1/2 years
    He had such a young spirit and brought a lot of joy to my life i’m thankful I got to meet him and share so much with him.

  21. Chris craun August 12, 2022 at 9:20 am - Reply

    This morning, I just discovered this devastating news. My heart aches.

    Aric and I spent many a day as teenagers fishing, paddling that red canoe, playing guitar, and riding around in his Pontiac Lemans. To let you know he caught more fish than me, played guitar better than me, and was a better driver.

    We went to school and church together. He was a good friend and a good man.

    We spoke on the phone a number of years ago and it was like old times.

    These memories I will cherish forever.

    May God grant the entire family and multitude of friends peace and comfort.

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