It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Dexter Guillory announces his passing on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Opelousas General Hospital surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70. He died due to complications of covid. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Hampton Davis Celebrant.
Dexter was so proud of his family and he wholeheartedly supported them in all of their endeavors. Their success brought him much joy and wonderful memories. Dexter has always encouraged his children and grandchildren to do well in all aspects of their life and cheered them on in their success.
With a keen attention to detail, meticulous organization, and a profound skill to develop work ethics in others while building meaningful relationships has allowed him to pursue and flourish in the work he so enjoyed. It is with this passion, that allowed him to make a meaningful contribution to his local businesses and industry which in turn, has allowed him to provide for his family. Dexter always led by example. His love for life and his family was unwavering. It was simply … honest and unconditional. He loved his family and friends hard and true and it is with that intensity which made it so easy and natural to love him. He was a testament to his walk of life. One of his favorite mottos was “ It’s all about getting through the gate.” He loved us with everything in him and he taught us how to love with that same intensity.
An incredible husband, a wonderful father, brother, grandfather, and a deeply good man, Dexter will be missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his loving wife of fifty years, Sunny Guillory of Eunice. He is survived by his wife and loving children, Holly G. Manuel, and husband Steven; Kurt Guillory; Doug Guillory and wife Emily, all of Eunice; his brother, Barry Guillory and wife Michelle of Baton Rouge and their four children; two sisters, Martha Tanios and husband Simar, of Houston and their daughter and Fran Stevens of Lafayette and her two children; two brother-in-laws, Wyndel Manuel and wife, Kakee (Miss Magee) and their two children, and Dallas Manuel, Jr of Houston; and the eight joys of his life, his grandchildren; Logan, Austin and Hudson Manuel, Izic and Adria Guillory, Blakelyn, Ava and Olivia Guillory; as well as his employees, which were his extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther John and Erline Tremie Guillory, his sister, Janine Guillory Ardoin and nephew, Beau Manuel.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Wednesday, November 18th from 7:00 am until time of services. Naomi Broussard will recite a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 W. Laurel Ave., 337-457-3371 is in charge of arrangements.