Cousino, Nora May McKenzie (LaFayette)

Friday, April 20, 2018
Nora Cousino
Nora Cousino

Nora May McKenzie Cousino, 92, of LaFayette, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Monroe, Mi., to the late Raymond McKenzie and Irene Haddox Potter and was a member of St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church of Fort Oglethorpe, since 2006. Nora was a devoted mother to 10 beautiful children and a wonderful friend. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Wayne Cousino;  children, Cheryl Hunt, Gary Cousino and Michael Cousino; siblings, James McKenzie, Warren McKenzie, Marion McKenzie, Sandra Spencer, Lillian Vaughn, Patricia Martin, and Lauren Helton.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Ross) Vecchio of LaFayette, Ga., Bonnie (Peter) Castiglione of Deerfield Beach, Fl., Martin (Sharon) Cousino of Coconut Creek, Fl., Christina (John) Howard of Sarasota, Fl., Mary Gibbs of Deerfield Beach, Fl., Patrick (Julie) Cousino of Boca Raton, Fl., and Thomas (Lisa) Cousino of Temperance, Mi.; 30 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Following cremation, Nora will be laid to rest in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania, Oh.

A memorial mass and reception will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Tapestry Hospice and a special thank you to Sharron Cockrell for her special love and care.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


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