Queen Gemini XXXI, Mary Louise Stansell

Mary Louise Stansell is a native of Louisiana who was born in Shreveport. However, as a young child, she spent many years living in Farmington, Utah before returning to Shreveport/Bossier City for her High School years. She married Chris Stansell in November of 1995, they have 3 children, Whitney, Kristie, and Christopher as well as 1 grandson, Trey.  She is currently employed with their family business, Independence Motor Co.


Mary Louise Stansell has been a member of Gemini for 17yrs and the Director of the Mardi Gras Museum for 9 years. She has served on the Board of Directors, is a past Duchess of Louisiana XVIII, Captain for Gemini XXIV, XXVII, and XXVIII, Party Chairman, Royalty Chairman, 12th Night Chairman, Float Lieutenant, Bal Chairman, and Consort for her husband Chris during his years as a Duke and Captain.  Mary Louise also received a very high honor in Gemini XXIX as she was the Dave Michels award recipient.    Mary Louise is honored to serve as the Queen Gemini XXXI.