A native of Italy, resident of Georgia and Louisiana, she passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the age of 77. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Saundra and Ricky Elkins; Barbara and Keith Gresham; sons, Robert "Bobby" Evans; James "Jimmy" Evans; daughter-in-law, Debbie Evans; sisters, Clara Mirandola of Turin Italy, Leona Lowhorne, of Tennessee; brother, Giuseppe "Pino" Rallo of Turin Italy; two grandchildren that she raised as her own, Wendy Lafreniere and Johnny Phelps Jr.; numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sons, Paul Evans Jr., John Wade Evans; grandson, Jason Evans; parents, Cristina and Giacomo Rallo; husband, Stanley Hornsby; brother, Mario Rallo; and son-in-law, Johnny Phelps Sr. Marie was also the beloved "Maw-Maw" of many step-grandchildren and young children who she cared for as a nanny. Marie's outgoing sense of humor and feisty personality will be sorely missed. Her passing leaves a hole in the hearts of many family members and friends who dearly loved and treasured her. There will be a visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at the funeral Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until services at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Cornerview Cemetery in Gonzales. Pallbearers will be Shawn Cook, Kaleb Womack, Johnny Phelps Sr., and other grandsons. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14, 2012