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Michael Gene Keating passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 65, surrounded by his loved ones. Michael was a resident of Barkers Corner and loved fishing, working on the farm and lawnmowers, tending to his garden and chickens, spending time with his great nephews and nieces, as well as teaching his nephew Matt how to be a jack of all trades. Michael is preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence David Keating, Sr. and Shirley Helms Keating, as well as his brothers, Lawrence Keating, Jr. and Charlie "Marty" Keating, Sr. Michael he is survived by his siblings; Evelyn Batcho, Lorraine Lloyd, Daisy Drakeford and Paul Keating, Sr. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald United Methodist Church 80007 Fitzgerald Church Road Covington, LA. 70435 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at the Simalusa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to Fitzgerald United Methodist Church.