By: Malonson Family

Born on March 27, 1928, in the serene town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Horace Malonson’s early life was marked by both joy and sorrow. He was the youngest son of Josiane Norman and John Oneal Melancon (aka Malonson), following his older brothers, John Curley and Andrew Malonson. Tragically, when Horace was just two years old, his mother passed away. In the years that followed, his father remarried, bringing a new sibling into Horace’s life—a half-sister named Mary Lucille Melanson (Nicholas).

Due to the limited opportunities for education available to sharecroppers, people often had to rely on the knowledge they could share with one another, which was inherently limited. The variations in name spellings arose from the challenging circumstances and cultural practices of the time, but the correct family name is Melancon.  is was the surname of the family patriarch, John Oneal Melancon. As a young man, Horace’s journey took him from the quiet corners of Louisiana to the bustling city of Houston, Texas. There, he found work at Blue Ribbon Packing
Company as a butcher.

However, Horace’s aspirations extended beyond the the packing company. On February 19, 1948, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Navy. This  decision marked the begin- ning of an adventurous and impactful period in his life. Horace served as a machinist mate on the destroyer USS Borie DD704 during the Korean War. His role was crucial, as he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the main engine and steam turbines. The Navy allowed him to see the world, with memorable voyages to Hawaii, Europe, an Suez Canal. His dedication and skill earned him several Navy medals, test is invaluable contributions.

On February 14, 1952, Horace was honorably discharged, but his commitment to service continued as he remained in the Navy Reserves for an additional three years. Prior to his naval service, Horace had met the love of his life, Georgia Gordon, at an Our Mother of Mercy Church bazaar in Houston. Their romance blossomed through heartfelt letters exchanged while he was deployed. A significant moment in their love story was when Georgia received her engagement ring by mail, a symbol of Horace’s deep commitment. This ring, representing more than a month’s earnings, marked the beginning of their lifelong journey together. Horace and Georgia married on April 19, 1952, and embarked on a beautiful, journey filled with love, faith, and cherished memories.
Over their 72-year mar- riage, they raised six children, instilling in them the values of the  Catholic faith. Horace’s determination and resilience shone brightly as he pursued education despite numerous challenges.
While in Louisana, he worked in the fields with his father to support the family, which prohibited his pursuit of education. However, when he relocated to Houston, he was able to pursue his education. Attending night school, he proudly graduated from Phillis Wheatley Senior High School, demonstrating his belief in the power of education. To support his growing family, Horace worked tirelessly, often juggling multiple jobs. He held positions at Southern Pacific Railroad, Port Terminal Railroad, Chrysler Corporation, and United Parcel Service. His relentless work ethic and dedication to his family’s well-being were truly admirable. Even in retirement, Horace continued to work as a yard man, embodying the values of hard k and perseverance.

A man of few words but profound wisdom, Horace imparted timeless advice to his loved ones: put God first; invest in education; make wise financial choices; prioritize family; and express love. His experiences in both civilian and military life shaped his character, leaving a legacy of invaluable life lessons. Horace was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and half-sister. He leaves behind a loving family: his devoted wife Georgia, and his  children Ray Anthony Malonson (Shirley), Mary Arsand Malonson (Angie), John Oneal Malonson, Catherine Denise Malonson Jones (Kenneth), Josena Ann Malonson Auzenne (Richard), and Jennifer Marie Celestine (Joseph). His legacy continues through his 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. Horace Malonson’s life was a testament to selfless service, enduring love, and unwavering dedication. His story is one of resilience, commitment, and the profound i f a life well-lived.




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