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Patsy Houston Evans Russell, 63, of Mansfield passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born in Mansfield, LA on September 5, 1955 to Benjamin Joseph Houston and Mary Demetrius Woods Houston.

Visitation and funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rambin, LA on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m. with Father Matthew Long officiating and guest speaker Reverend Mike McConnaughey. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Mary Houston; husband, Gregory Lee Russell; son, Jason Vincent Evans; and brothers, Joseph Houston and William Houston.

Patsy is survived by the father of her children, Gary V. Evans; sons, Jeremy Evans and wife Christina of Stanley, LA and Dr. Tyler Evans MD of Mansfield, LA; daughter, Emily Evans Litton and husband Beau of Converse, LA; sisters, Rosie Coffey and husband Dale of Minden, LA, Martha Yarbrough and husband Alan of Mansfield, LA, and Barbara Houston of Mansfield, LA; brother, Louis Houston and wife Jeanette of Mansfield, LA; grandchildren, Mason and Amelia Evans, Thomas (Toby) Litton IV; step-children, Seth and Tyson Russell along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Russell will be Dr. Tyler Evans MD, Beau Litton, Louis Houston, Albert Houston, Bobby Miller, and Floyd Roblow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Coffey, Brian Coffey, Timothy Gauntt & Gerald Laffite.

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