Continuing The Celebration For

JoAnn Guillory

May 4, 1955 – March 27, 2023

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Life’s Journey

The hourglass with its sand of time has surely spilled its contents and with the passing of the last grain of sand, our Heavenly Father sent his angels from above to bring home his faithful servant.

JoAnn departed this life peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, March 27, 2023.

Beautiful, humble, caring, loving, and loyal, JoAnn was born on May 4, 1955, in Beaumont, Texas to the late Mervin Joseph and Ethel Mae (Holts) Guillory.

After moving to Lake Charles, Louisiana, JoAnn continued her studies through the Calcasieu Parish School System and was a 1973 graduate of Washington High School. Her family role mirrored her professional role of serving as a light, protector, and provider of love to all whom she encountered. JoAnn was employed for several years by CARC, INC., where she assisted with creating opportunities for people with disabilities. She later went on to carry out similar tasks at ResCare of Lake Charles.

When not working, JoAnn enjoyed interior decorating, cooking, carpentry, and spending time planning family gatherings. She also was a second mom to many, especially during the many years that she served as a devoted band booster. Her mission in life was to keep everyone peacefully synced and in harmony. She accepted Christ and was a dedicated member of Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, where she continued to worship while sick and shut-in.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Mervin Joseph Guillory, Jr., Bobby Gene Guillory, Edward Earl Guillory, and brother-in-law, Bernie Allan Graham, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories two sons, Bobby (Marie) Holts of Duluth, Georgia, and Devin (Cietra) Guillory of Ruston, Louisiana; two daughters, Cheryl Guillory and LaTisha (Thomas) McNair of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Gay Guillory of Houston, Texas, Jeanette (Jimmy) January of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Diane Graham of Arlington, Texas; one sister-in-law, Mary Guillory of Lake Charles, Louisiana; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Jaylen, Ethan, Braylon, Janiyah, Ashley, Brianna, and Brooke; one great-grandchild Hannah and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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