Marilyn Marcelle Torres

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Marilyn Marcelle Torres passed peacefully to her eternal home on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the age of 85. She was a native of New Orleans, LA., and a resident of LaPlace, LA.
She was the beloved wife of Ellis Joseph Torres for 66 years. Loving mother of Karin Songy (Gary), Eric Torres (JoAnn), Kevin Torres (Christine), Melissa Killebrew (Robert), Dolly Forsythe (Farrel) and Vicki Torres. Grandmother of Caitlin Berni (Ryan), Christopher Songy, Devin Torres (Christina), Whitney Wilkinson (Eric), Alexandra Huber (Brian), Lindsay Johnson (Jeremiah), Caroline Roussel (Brye), Emily Torres, Matthew Torres, Cameron Torres, William Torres, Wesley Killebrew (Star), Bradley Killebrew (Chelsea), Nicholas Killebrew (Kaitlyn), Andrew Killebrew (Savannah), Ryan Forsythe (Katie), Tara Forsythe, Brooke Forsythe, Taylor Hay, Brody Hay, Jack Hay, Joshua Hay, Gabrielle Hay and the late Laura Killebrew. Great grandmother of Benjamin Berni, Julia Berni, Bailey Torres, Layla Torres, Presley Torres, Arlo Wilkinson, Isla Wilkinson, Emmeline Huber, Brooks Huber, Leah Johnson, Jules Johnson, Levi Johnson, Skylar Roussel, Catherine Gauthier, Hartley Killebrew, Holland Killebrew, Scarlett Killebrew, Beckham Killebrew, Lucas Forsythe, and Knox Forsythe. Daughter of the late Aurelia LeBlanc Marcelle and Ira W. Marcelle. Sister of Ira J. Marcelle (Mary Ann). Sister-in-law of Cheryl Gerhardt (Bruce).
The most important things in her life were God, her faith, her family, and friends. She was very active in her church parish, Ascension of Our Lord, and was instrumental in the development of the Adoration Chapel. She brought Communion to the sick and was an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. She was awarded the St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans at the St. Louis Cathedral.
She touched so many lives with her kind and generous spirit. She was an inspiration and role model to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She lived her faith and passed it on to her family by her example. She loved family gatherings and hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas, and St. Joseph Day dinners yearly and was there for every event and milestone in her grandchildren’s lives.
She graduated from St. Stephens High School in 1954 and enjoyed her quarterly lunches with her friends from there for many years. She loved gardens, birds, and travel. She and Ellis enjoyed many trips with family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. 5th St., LaPlace, LA on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve, LA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or at
Arrangements by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit