Published 1:26 pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gaila Ruth Everett, 78, left us peacefully in her sleep on July 17, 2014.

Gaila was born in Birmingham, Ala. She lived more than 43 years as a resident of LaPlace.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Everett Jr.

She is survived by her sister Brenda Toirac; her brother J. Kenneth McCartney II; five daughters: Linda Everett, Barbara Everett, Gaila Brandon, Michele Becnel and Jamie Madere; 10 grandchildren: Jessi Lanuza, Jami Wolbers, Katie Bishop, Kevin Berry, Tommy Nassar, Crissy Everett, Lonnie Everett, Matthew Becnel, Blake Becnel and Shawn Madere Jr., and eight great grandchildren: Isabel Lanuza, Sophia Lanuza, Liam Lanuza, Amelie Wolbers, Myron Alexander, Starr Blue, Zachary Goldwire and Alex Bishop.

She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans.