Marella “Tinzy” Foster Wilson, 63, of Orange passed away March 29, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont after a lengthy illness, which she fought courageously.

Tinzy was born Sept. 18,1950, in Dequincy, to Sam and Dorothy (Mitchell) Foster. She was the eighth out of nine children in her family. She grew up in Starks, and later lived in Deweyville, where she raised her three children before moving to Orange. She spent several years of her life serving all her friends at Jay’s, Cotton’s Kay, and Club 87. She never met a stranger and was always joking. She loved to make people smile. Tinzy was a devoted companion for over 20 years to Joe Paul Little Sr. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her friend Joe Paul Little Sr., children, Donnie Hollingsworth and wife Janice of Vidor, Brenda Wilson and boyfriend Doug Guidry of Orange, Steven Wilson and wife Meiyan of Hong Kong; grandchildren, Ashlie’ & husband Diego Chacin, Stetson Hollingsworth, Allison Hennigan, Brianna Wilson, Braydon Little, Lorn Little, Berklee Little & Teresa Richard; as well as nine great grandchildren; also, Joey Little and wife Kayla of Bridge City, and Justin Little and wife Lauren of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Cornell, Bubba, Bokey and Jamie Foster; sisters Flora Mae, Judy, Becky and Dianne; and grandson Brendan Twiner.

A gathering of family and friends for visitation will be Tuesday April 1, at Dorman Funeral Home, from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Funeral services will begin immediately following visitation in the chapel at the funeral home. Officiating will be Chaplain Jerry Fenter of Harbor Hospice. Cremation will take place after the funeral.

The family of Mrs.Wilson wants to express their sincere gratitude to Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, and to everyone at the “Harbor House” who was so kind and compassionate to Tinzy and her daughter Brenda. She loved each and every one of you. It always brought a smile to her face just to see you walk in her room.

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