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Lydia Cousin Gorman

June 8, 1921January 26, 2021

Lydia Cousin Gorman, 99, took her last breath on this earth and walked into the arms of our Holy Father on January 26, 2021 at her home in Falls Church, VA surrounded by her loving family. Lydia was born June 8, 1921 in Lacombe, Louisiana to Wonie & Mary Cousin. She later met and married the love of her life, Patrick F. Gorman, III. Her second love was raising her six children. Lydia is pre-deceased by her husband, Patrick F. Gorman III and a daughter, Margaret Bennett. She is survived by one sister, Gloria LeFrere of Louisiana. To carry out her legacy, Lydia leaves behind her children Velma Stevens (Frank) of Brunswick, GA, Patrick Gorman IV (Paula) of Falls Church, VA, Matthew James Gorman (Toni) of Clemmons, NC, Molly Davis of Falls Church and Jeanette Sullivan (Brian) of Stafford, VA. She was also lovingly known as Nana to 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, and Aunt Lydia to many nieces and nephews.

Lydia also enjoyed hand making rosaries for the ministry of St. James Catholic Church. The Falls Church Community Center brought her great joy through the senior day trips, bingo and other activities.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St.James Catholic Church or Capital Caring Hospice. A private Mass and burial will be held for the family instead of a public Visitation at this time due to the pandemic.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 1, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 1, 2021



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Deborah Sears

February 3, 2021

I'm so sad to lose her. She was a special lady. I enjoyed our telephone calls. I always told her that it was because of her that I learned to really cook after tasting her jambalaya and then watching her make it, still much the favorite. I admired her attitude. It tickled me when she told me about her little daily fruited brandy! She was so much in so many ways to so many people. She will be very much missed. My thoughts to all of you. Love, Debbie Sears & the Wood Family

Debra Stokes

January 29, 2021

I knew Aunt Lydia from her many visits to Lacombe throughout the years. However, being the daughter of Aunt Tete and the sister of Gloria and Nancy i know that she hae to have been a loving and kind person. To have lived 99 years is great. Now she is resting with lher heavenly Father. Praying for the family.

Glenn Hester

January 29, 2021

My thoughts and prayers to Cathy, Lisa and the family. Condolences to all.

Lori Strong

January 28, 2021

As moms best friend I spent many years at the house eating dinner and then later bringing her dinner. She was a comfort to me and a 2nd mother. Love you Lydia and until I see you again.