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Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA

OBITUARY

Michelle Lorraine Staples

January 10, 1946October 26, 2019
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Michelle Lorraine Staples, a native of New Orleans and resident of Gonzales, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 73. Michelle was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a true animal lover and had a Veterinary Assistant degree. She often referred to her dog, Bullet as her “3rd child”. She was raised in a strong equestrian family and became very successful as a semi-professional female all-around cowgirl. She also loved Jazzercise and being with her family and friends. Michelle is survived by her nieces, that she considered her daughters, Kelly Nye Brewster (Bryan) Reid Pellegrin and Kacy McManus (Joshua Sr. and Jr.) and Tracy Nye Evans (Lamar) Perri Evans and Parker Evans. Michelle is preceded in death by her parents Allen and Lorraine Staples, sister, Lillian Staples Nye and nephew, Ronnie A. Nye. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 44458 Hwy 429, St. Amant, LA from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am officiated by Fr. Joshua Johnson. A family graveside service will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans. Flue LeBlanc, Lamar Evans, Bryan Brewster, Reid Pellegrin, Parker Evans, Eddie Bourque, A.J. Marciante will serve as pallbearers. Joshua McManus Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearer. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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Richard Landry

October 30, 2019

Sorry to just learn the news of the loss of your aunt. She and all of your family will be in our prayers. May God bless her and may she rest in peace as she enters his kingdom.

Richard & Carolyn Landry

Nina Guillot

October 29, 2019

You don't know me, but I worked with Michelle at Fidelity Homestead. She was a great friend and an inspiration to me. I admired her dearly and regret not having kept in touch these many years. I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to each of you.
Nina Guillot

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