Ridley Guillot, age 73, born February 9, 1939 in Pierre Part and a resident of Brusly for 32 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2013 around 6:00 a.m.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Anna Marie (Ann) Perera. Surviving children and spouses include Vanessa Guillot Frick (Wesley) of New Braunfels, TX, Melissa Guillot Smith (Deacon Sean) of Knoxville, TN, and one son, Duane Guillot (Kimberly) of California; five grandchildren: Matthew and Timothy Hartline, Garrett Guillot, and Riley and Keegan Smith; three great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Jayden and Jordan Guillot; two sisters, Mandy Blanchard and Maudry Ann Hebert (Richard); 3 brothers, Albruge (Dora), Elmo (Mary Anne) and Russell (Barbara) Guillot; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, as well as Ann & Ridley's loving puppies, Tootie and Corky. Ridley is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, mentor and friend. As a devout Catholic, he had a strong personal faith in Christ that shaped his devotion and community service. Ridley worked for Dow Chemical for 32 years, taught electrical maintenance at ABC and Baton Rouge Vocational Training, and worked various temporary jobs as an electrician. Predeceased by: parents, Noah Ursin and Victorine Aucoin Guillot of Pierre Part, brothers, Melton, Isidore, Jerry and Frank Guillot; and sisters, Eugenie and Emmalie Guillot. Organizations/Education: Graduate of Assumption High School, Napoleonville, LA; Lifetime member 3rd Degree Knight, Council 10744; 4th degree Knight, Council 1664; Faithful Navigator for the Knights of Columbus, Brusly, LA for 7 years; Devout Manresa Team Captain for Group 29-C, Retreatant, and Board Member; Served on the Assumption Parish Police Jury; Member of the South Central Planning Commission; Bell Committee; Brusly Town Council; and Altar Boy for daily Masses his entire life. Interests include: RV camping, camp time in Belle River, working in his shop and helping others. Ridley and Ann have been active members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, LA. Special thanks to Bobby & Janice Gaudet, Elmo & Mary Anne Guillot, Duane & Kim Guillot, Vanessa Frick, Mat Hartline, Geno & Violet Blanchard and all the friends and family for their dedication in prayers and caring help in caring of Ridley during his illness. Special thanks to Dr. Vince Cataldo and his staff, The Hospice of Baton Rouge, Butterfly Wing, at Baton Rouge General, and all other medical staff who participated in his care. A special thanks to the Prayer Warriors in Knoxville, especially Cardinal Rigalli, Bishop Stitka, and all the priests and Deacon Sean Smith for their prayers and support. Visitation was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, Thursday evening, Jan. 17 from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday, January 18 from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 12 noon conducted by Father Matt Dupre, Father Matt Lorrain, Father David Boettner, Father Jim Mathis, Deacons Sean Smith and Sammy Collura. Interment followed in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Cemetery in Pierre Part at 3 p.m. Funeral flowers were provided by the family. Please make MEMORIAL DONATIONS to: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 248, Brusly, LA 70719. Envelopes will be provided at services. Condolences can be made at www.oursofhpierrepart.com.