Mary Moats

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Mary Ann Evans Moats, 78, 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, 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 home.She is survived by her husband, Bill; son and spouse, Bill Jr. and Samantha Moats; grand-daughters, Molly Moats and Madeline Guilfoyle and husband, Bob Guilfoyle; great grandson Bobby Guilfoyle; loving sisters-in-law, Freddie Evans, Gloria Evans, Barbara Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews that she adored and loved dearly.She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Billy Jay, Benny, Haywood, Carlton and Lynn Edward; and 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 at the First Baptist Church of Hornbeck at 2342 Stillwell Avenue with visitation starting at 10 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.

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