Kristen DeGraw Marsceill

April 12, 1984 ~ November 10, 2019

Kristen passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her New Orleans home on Sunday night, November 10, 2019. She was an "oh so special" daughter, sister, wife, and friend that was taken way too soon. She was a Hurricane Katrina survivor.  Kristen loved all animals, music, gardening, and her "home" town of New Orleans. She was born in Lovell, Wyoming. She attended 2 National Spelling Bees in Washington D.C., numerous pageants, and attended LA School of Math, Science & the Arts.

She is survived by her mother Mary DeGraw Scimemi and little sister Nikki DeGraw from Lake Charles, LA, her ex-husband of 12 years Christopher Marsceill from Philadelphia, PA, her partner Kyle Carter of New Orleans and many aunts, uncles, and friends from around the country. She will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations can be made to the family through pay pal at

Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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  1. There were so many fun and interesting memories i have of Kristen. One of my favorites is going buy these cheap makeup kits from the dollar store with all kinds of other stuff and doing the most ridiculous She will be truely missed. 🌹🌹

  2. No words can express what I am feeling. We went to hell and back a few times during the 15 years we shared a life. You are with your Dad and Jack McCoy now and I know you have been looking forward to being reunited with both. I love you. I never will not love you. The other day I tried to convince myself that I would wake up and it was 2004 and Katrina hadnt happened and we had to jump on bus to Storyville for a gig with Truby and Sugarbear. I am sorry you never found what you were looking for. I just need you to watch over us all now. Please.

  3. Pete, Mary & Family,

    Our condolences go out to the family for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time. 

    David & Hope Jagneaux 
    Vyve Louisiana Family

  4. Kristine although we have never met I feel like part of the family since your beautiful mother and I are lifelong friends.  I am so sorry for you passing so young. Gods got you in his loving arms now 🙏

  5. There are just not words to adequately express the depth of sorrow I feel for your mom and Nikki in their loss of you a Kristen.  You will live on through their memories of you.  Rest In Peace until you all meet again.

  6. As a friend of your Mother's I send prayers to her and your family. Her loss is heartbreaking…..but…you are with the Angels now….no longer in pain yet forever loved by all.

  7. Dearest Kristen,
    you are much to young to have been through so much.  May you rest in peace and know you will be missed by those of us who loved you.
    Aunt Gail

  8. My dearest Kristen, I was there when you were born to help your mom out. I'm sorry I can't be there for her now, but I know that you're watching out over her you will be sorely missed.

  9. You will always be so loved! Never having met, but having spoken on fb and going by your family's description… your heart is one of the most beautiful.
    May angels lead you home. ❤

  10. Kristen Fly High Beautiful Angel
    Watch over the ones you left here on earth. I will be praying for you Mom , Sister and family.

  11. My Love, My darling, My Nola Queen. you were magical. Even more so now, as you weigh on my heart and twinkle through my thoughts. You were beautiful, you were brave, bright, and so very very strong.  I am honored to have known you and been so close to you on this earth.  The memories flood back like tidal waves. So many moments that I will treasure for all time.  If I could only see you now in all your glory. Healed and happy and holy.  I look forward to the day we meet again. You are forever my friend.
    Peace be with you. 

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