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Rita Jeanelle Guillory

December 25, 1936 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 84)


Our precious mother, Rita Jeanelle Guillory, passed away peacefully
Saturday, September 11, 2021, from natural causes.  She devoted her life to being a proud mom and loving wife.
Born in Iota, Louisiana, Rita Jeanelle Daigle, was a real Beauty
 Queen, crowned in her hometown.  She met and married the love of her
 life, our Dad, Alcius Louis (AL) Guillory, in 1957.  They moved to
Beaumont to start their lives together.  Jeanelle worked at
 Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator while AL attended Lamar
 University.  Together they raised 4 children in Lumberton and
 Silsbee, TX.  Jeanelle was a great seamstress and cook.  She and AL
 usually entertained family with their dancing abilities.  They were
 amazing to watch!  Jeanelle's mother, Mamie Daigle, was an adopted
 orphan who traveled from New York to Louisiana on the infamous,
 Orphan Train.  Jeanelle devoted her young life to research and
 possibly locating her mother's family.  Her travels to New York
 resulted in some family history discovery but, Jeanelle regretted
 that she never connected with anyone from that family.
 Jeanelle taught us to love and be respectful.  She made certain he children grew up to be strong-willed and responsible.  She wasted
 nothing.  Jeanelle allowed her children to raise any pets desired...
 a rabbit and a chicken, turtles, gold fish, many dogs and cats.
 Jeanelle loved shopping and had a creative flair.  She enjoyed
 participating in several small town organizations and loved antiques.  She was lucky at casinos of which she and AL enjoyed in their retirement years.  Jeanelle traveled with AL, to many places
 especially enjoying Hawaii and cruising to Alaska.  She embraced her
 Louisiana Cajun roots and enjoyed any Mardi Gras celebration.

 Rita Jeanelle Guillory had the deepest love for her family and would
 want everyone to know them.  She was preceded in death by her
 parents Will and Mamie Daigle and, her husband, AL Guillory.  She is
 survived by her sister, Florette Sonnier (Lafayette, La); Godson and
 nephew Steve Sonnier and wife, Heather (Katy, Tx); daughters Karen> Wallace and husband Bill (Wharton, Tx); Melinda McNeely and husband,
 Kenny (Beaumont, Tx); Robyn Gee and boyfriend, Rusty Hallock (Mandeville, La); son Kevin Guillory and wife, Diane (Wildwood, Tx);
 grandchildren Christina Morris and husband, Don (Kingwood, Tx);
 Garrett McNeely and wife, Jamie (San Antonio, Tx); Abbey Henderson
 and husband, Jake (Beaumont, Tx); Olivia Viccellio and husband,
 Jacob (Baton Rouge, La); Anna Marie Foster (Baton Rouge, La); Tanner
 Guillory (Beaumont, Tx); Lily Foster (Mandeville, La); great
 grandchildren; Sydney Morris (Kingwood, Tx); Luke Morris (Kingwood,
 Tx); Gracelyn Viccellio (Baton Rouge, La); Brooklyn Viccellio (Baton
 Rouge, La); Lincoln Henderson (Beaumont, Tx);  Juvia McNeely (San
 Antonio, Tx); "Baby boy" Henderson due February 2022 (Beaumont, Tx).

 Longtime, devoted friends and relatives who shared many laughs,
 tears and travels, Billy and Evelyn Halfin; Jeanell Green and Glenn
 Green; Eddie Grubbs; Ike and Margaret Hudgins; Bud and Carolyn Bowman; Roy Sonnier; Adrian and Gaye Hutton; Raymond and Jeanelle Wenner; Ken and Wilma Ludwig; Bill and Linda Campbell; Lou and
 Maggie Guidroz; Lucille Orzeske; Doug and Mary Jordan; David and Karen Cobble and many more.  John Tucker also holds a special place in our hearts.
 Heartfelt thanks to the caretakers at Sabine Place and a special hug
 to Lisa Thomas (just like family).  Deepest gratitude to the
 wonderful people at BEST Hospice.  Our parents received the best
 care from the best... BEST Hospice.

 "...but she was already dancing, already dancing, she was dancing
 in heaven with Dad"
 Jim Vining

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