Mary Moats

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mary Ann (Evans) Moats, of Pensacola, Florida
passed away on March 27, 2017 peacefully and surrounded by family after an 18 year battle with Cancer.
Born, March 4, 1939 in Toro, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Hayden Evans and Anne B. Byrd. She married her husband of 59 years, Bill
Moats on June 27, 1957 and they began a life as a military family. While she lived many places over her life, she always considered Hornbeck, Louisiana home.
She is survived by her husband Bill and her son and spouse, Bill (Jr.) and
Samantha Moats, two granddaughters Molly Moats, Madeline Guilfoyle and husband Bob Guilfoyle, one great grandson Bobby Guilfoyle, her loving sister in laws, Freddie Evans, Gloria Evans, Barbara Parker and numerous nieces and nephews that she adored
and loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her five brothers (Billy Jay, Benny, Haywood, Carlton and Lynn Edward) and one sister (Shirley Evans Shackleford).
She was a dedicated Christian and member of the
Baptist faith. She cherished family gatherings and her friendships were deep and loyal. Her true love was her husband and family.
A memorial service is planned for April 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Hornbeck, 2342 Stillwell
Avenue, Hornbeck, Louisiana with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. and service at 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O Box 140800, Nashville, TN. 37214-0800 or
She gave love to one, friendship to many and goodwill to all.