Mary Anne Novia

December 17, 1962May 27, 2018
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Mary Anne Novia passed away May 27, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas.

Mom was always happiest when she was spending time with those she loved - her children, grandchildren, siblings, and close friends. You could see her light up when someone would call that she had not talked to in a while. And it would be all she could talk about when there were family get-togethers being planned. Her whole heart was devoted to her family. Because of that, we know she would be so touched that each and every one have come here to reminisce the happy memories you have shared with her and to celebrate the life of our loving mother. There are no words that can take away the sorrow we have, but we are comforted to know she had many people in her life that loved her, cared for her, and laughed with her. We find solace in knowing that Mom is now resting in peace and we know some day we will rejoin her in eternal life together with our Lord.

Mary Anne was a high school teacher for many years. Her family requests in lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the fund to assist the families and friends of the victims of the recent Santa Fe High School shooting, a cause that is closest to their hearts.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 1, 2018

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Paul Miller

June 4, 2018

Mary Anne will always hold a special place in my heart and I'm so glad the 'Exell connection' brought our friendship into being. I'll always remember the fun times in high school we shared in French club, dances, the Neches River Festival, and just hanging out. Starting Forest Park as a junior was intimidating and full of times when I felt like an outsider but Mary Anne was always there to make me feel welcome and part of the gang.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Whitsitts, Novias, and Pellegrens.

Sara Pellegreen

June 4, 2018

Mary Anne, I love you so much!! I believe Dad was there to welcome you to Heaven (yes, we all know you were his fave). I remember how every night you asked Dad "any chance" (of fire) and he would say "no"Jim would peek out from the floor on the side of your bed and then say his good-night. Back when five kids slept in a three bedroom house, Jim preferred the floor to his crib. You were instrumental in helping with Jim, well and me, too.
Ok, fast forward to when you kissed the poster of David Cassidy goodnight every night-with lipstick on so it would show. And how we would turn off the light and jump into our beds but I forget we rearranged the furniture one night and had my first black eye when I landed on the metal frame of my bed. You held the ice pack on my eye for me that night.
So, even in my nerd days, you found a way to include me in your group. Then came high school and I probably should say the party days. I loved hanging with your friends and felt so popular. Even though at times I knew it was because I was allowed to drive the car when you were not.
In HS, it was quite cool that every time Dad slid you a $20 meant I got one too-seriously, no complaints! I did sneak a lot of your clothes and shoes. Broke a heel one night and used almost a whole bottle of glue thinking I could fix it.
In college, Dad's death was so hard for you. I really never understood why you took it so personally, but I tried to be there for you. We were so over the top when you first introduced BN. Perhaps you should of scared him away. Not seriously because the kiddos are the most beautiful gifts ever!!! Yah, OK, don't rile them up. But, we sure had a lot of fun when you moved to Kingwood. Those are some of my best memories, hanging with you on weekends living on top of the world.
After I was married and started traveling for Jack's job, I call this period the lost 10 years. Most will understand this. 12 stepping brought you back-so proud! LOVE, Sister Sara

Anne Anderson

June 1, 2018

I cheered with Mary Anne in high school. We had fun together. She was so sweet and I loved to hear her laugh. I know all who loved her will miss her sweet spirit. My condolences to the family.


June 1, 2018

Such great memories with Maryanne out senior year at FPHS. At Kyle's house...RIP...we all love and miss you.

Brooke Williamson

June 1, 2018

RIP Maryanne. You were 1 of my favorite Teachers at KHS. You were an inspiration to me as well. Thank you for putting up with me when I probably wasn't your best student. Haha.

Laura Edwards

June 1, 2018

I taught high school with Mary Anne and she was wonderful to work with - we shared an office and classroom at KHS. She was always dressed so cute and matchy-matchy-always so put together! She was kind and sweet to all. She will surely be missed. Prayers for her sweet children/grandchildren.

Myrna Pellegreen

May 31, 2018

Mary Anne was loved by my entire family. She had a beautiful smile and always kind words. I will always remember the precious moments we got to spend with her. She will always be in my heart forever. Love you Mary Anne and will never forget you.

Nancy Whitsitt

May 30, 2018

My Heart goes out to ALL the Whitsitts and am TRULY blessed to have been her friend❤ She was SPECIAL to me and hold absolute FOND MEMORIES OF her😇 A True Bright light she was❤🕊 With Sincere LOVE and CONDOLENCES, Nancy🦋