Marie Ganucheau Williams

WilliamsMarie Ganucheau Williams 84 passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016 at home in Houston, Texas. She was born on May 8, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles and Bianca Ganucheau. She liked to be called by her middle name Marcelle.

Marcelle grew up in New Orleans and Harahan, Louisiana and graduated from Dominican High School in New Orleans, in 1949. During High School she met her future husband George Williams.

Marcelle married George on November 12, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana. They were happily married for 41 years. Marcelle was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Dickinson, Texas. She enjoyed visits from friends and family, babysitting, knitting, crocheting and praying her Rosary.

Marcelle is survived by her sons, George Jr. (Carolyn) of Richmond, Texas and Raymond of Houston, Texas; brothers Raymond and Gilbert Ganucheau of New Orleans; sister Lydia (Allen) Cates of Cheyenne, Wyoming and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Marcelle was preceded in death by her husband George, her parents Charles and Bianca, brother Charles Jr. and sister Elise.

A visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home, 851 F.M. 517 and Hwy. 646, Dickinson, Texas  at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 11th. A Rosary will follow at 7:30 pm. A Requiem Mass (in the Extraordinary Form) will be held at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 4100 Highway 3, Dickinson, TX 77539, at 10:30 am on Monday, September 12th. Burial will follow the Mass at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21410 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Queen of Angels Catholic Church Academy, 4100 Highway 3, Dickinson, TX 77539.

Condolences may be left on Marie Marcelle Williams online guest book at .


  1. Ray and George, with deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Her picture looks beautiful. She could always light up a room with her smile. Remember her with a smile because you know she is in heaven with Jesus. Praying for all of you at this time. I know my father was happy to see her. Love, Julie Ganucheau Morris

    Julie Morris
    • Julie, please send me your contact information. The viewing and mass went perfect and beautiful. Her rosary was attended by 25 friends, family, and parishioners, and 4 priests! She had a Traditional sung requiem Mass. The kids from the academy sang the mass. The ladies of the parish held a small reception for everyone who attended the burial.

      Raymond Williams
  2. Ray, my most sincere condolences to you and George for the loss of your mom. You know that Mama Chief was special to me, and I am mourning her passing with you. Rest in peace Marcelle!

    Murraye Gordon
  3. Raymond my deepest condolences to you, George and the rest of your family.There is no right words to say when you loose a family member specially a mom, we all know how wonderful of a son you were to her and that whenever she is she must be blessing you.R.I.P. Marie.

    Carolina Sandoval
  4. Raymond, I am sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful woman. May she rest in peace.

    Ed George
  5. Dear Ray!
    My Deepest Sympathy in the Loss of your Mom.
    May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her, and May She Rest In Peace!
    Most Sincerely,
    Mary Wagner

    Mary J Wagner
    • Thank you, Mary.

      Raymond Williams
  6. Ray, she will be missed deeply and my love goes out to the both of you.

    Peter Simpson
    • Thank you, Peter.

      Raymond Williams
  7. God received a beautiful shining angel when Miss Marcelle crossed over. Ray , I know her passing will leave a void but know she is smiling over you. We are so sorry for your loss and are here if you need anything.

    Paul Vickie and Ryan Conner
    • Thank you all for your prayers and support.

      Raymond Williams

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