Willia Marcellas



Age: 91


Summary: board-certified cosmetologist and state cosmetology inspector with the Poro School of Beauty Culture founded by the famed beautician and family matriarch Mada Porter Edwards in New Orleans, Louisiana who was among one of more than 1,500 people reported missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southwestern United States in late August 2005 causing unprecedented death and destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast with the highest number of lives lost and the most severe damage took place mostly in New Orleans, Louisiana where the flood protection system failed, in which it was ranked as one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.



Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina


Born: September 28, 1914


Died: August 29, 2005


Location: New Orleans, Louisiana