Opelousas - Funeral services for Joseph Douglay Guillory, Sr. will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in the Skip Montet Chapel in Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. Reverend Pete Smith will conduct the service. Burial will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM on Sunday until service time.
Mr. Guillory, age 79, a longtime resident of Opelousas, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Doug was a mechanic and truck driver all his life. He enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, fishing, hunting and most of all, a good slice of cake. Doug will be remembered dearly by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nellie Vizinat Guillory of Opelousas, LA; his son, Joseph Douglay Guillory, Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Carencro, LA; his daughters, Connie Guillory and Abe Laird of Coronado, CA; Stephanie Guillory Van Fleet and husband, Michael, of Lafayette, LA; his sisters, Irene Guillory Comeaux of Opelousas, LA and Verlie Guillory Lafleur of Opelousas, LA. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Sarah Guillory Palmer of Jacksonville, FL; Christopher Bordelon of Carencro, LA; Jennifer Guillory Hebert of Breaux Bridge, LA; Erin Guillory of Carencro, LA; Anna Guillory of Carencro, LA; William Van Fleet of Breckenridge, CO and four great-grandchildren, Adelaide and Lillian Palmer of Jacksonville, FL; Jack Hebert of Breaux Bridge, LA and Dawson Bordelon of Carencro, LA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Moise Guillory and Aline Johnson Guillory.
Pallbearers will be Doug Guillory, Jr., Chris Bordelon, Michael Van Fleet, Abe Laird, Austin Palmer, Jordan Hebert, Sherman Chapman and Robert Fontenot.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
I would like to send my condolences to the Guillory Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mr. Guillory again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!
Ms. Nell, Doug, Connie, Stephanie - Mr. Doug had many admirable traits, and the two that I remember most were his kindness and gentleness. I know that he'll be greatly missed, but we also know that he is with our Lord and Savior, and beyond the pain of this world. May God bless your coming days, weeks, months as you adjust to life without this wonderful man. Sincerely, Chico
Greg MistricBaton Rouge, LA
To all of the Guillory familes....So sorry for Mr. Douglay’s passing. We extend to you our heartfelt condolences during this time of sorrow.
Jeff and Penny LastrapesBroken Arrow, OK
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Pam Lafleur HoffpauirLake Charles, LA