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Rose Marie LeBlanc Guidry

September 4, 1937 — July 6, 2021

Cecilia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia for Rose Marie LeBlanc Guidry, 83, who passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday and continue on Saturday at 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 on Friday. Msgr. J. Douglas Courville will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Concelebrants will be Rev. Robert Courville, Rev. John Dale "Buddy" Breaux, and Rev. Arockiam Arockiam. Lectors will be Cecile Devillier Russett and Dr. Opal LeBlanc Reon. Gift Bearers will be Sherry Anne LeBlanc, Susan LeBlanc Randazzo, Gayle “Toupie” LeBlanc Hanks, Charlene Therese LeBlanc, and Mary LeBlanc Dugas. Musical selections will be provided by Karleen Guidry Berard, Laura Berard Huval, and Maegan Berard Rankin. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cecilia.Rose Marie LeBlanc Guidry was born on September 4, 1937 in Cecilia, Louisiana. In passing, she joins her mother Rose Angelle LeBlanc and her father Homer J. LeBlanc, Sr.; her brothers Homer J. “Kirk” LeBlanc, Jr. and his wife Cecile Champagne LeBlanc, Irvin T. “Buddy” LeBlanc, Mitchel B. “Mike” LeBlanc and his wife Jeanne Huval LeBlanc; her niece Gayle Anne LeBlanc; her nephews Glenn Paul LeBlanc and Gary James LeBlanc; and her beloved grandson Tarek Kirby Darouiche. She leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Dr. Kirby Joseph Guidry, Sr.; her children Kimberly Julie Guidry Porché married to Kenneth G. Porché, Rosemarie Guidry Darouiche married to Dr. Rabih O. Darouiche, Camille Cabrini Guidry Shannon married to David C. Shannon, Kirby Joseph “Kip” Guidry, Jr. married to Teresa Grush Guidry, Nicole Guidry Joyce, and Raemon Guidry Davis married to J. Robert Davis, Esq.; her grandchildren Luke Gerard Porché, Esq., Jesse Kenneth Porché, Julia Laine Porché, 1st Lt. Sami Omar Darouiche, USMC, Kyce Guidry Darouiche, Sydney Rose Shannon, Riley Camille Shannon, Kirby Joseph Guidry, III, Joshua Lee Guidry, Dani Elizabeth Guidry, Nicolette Dugas, Patricia Rose Joyce, Atlas Lingo Davis, Birch LeBlanc Davis, Evariste Maurice Davis, Augustus Homer Davis, and Mercella Raemon Davis, as well as Jacob Spencer Rives whom she loved like a grandson.Rose was born and raised in Cecilia, graduated from Cecilia High School, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southwest Louisiana Institute (SLI) in Lafayette. She gave her heart to Kirby J. Guidry, also from Cecilia, and they entered into the Sacrament of Marriage at St. Joseph’s Church on May 31, 1959. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Charity Hospital in Lafayette, and later, in the New Orleans area, to support her family while her husband attended and graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry. She raised her family in Cecilia, Breaux Bridge, and made Lafayette her home where she lived for over 50 years. Mrs. Kirby J. Guidry, Rose, Teetah, Honey…she answered to them all. She adored her nieces and nephews, treasured her life-long friendships with her cousins, and cherished her relationships with her dear friends. Her hospitality spanned the globe and she knew no strangers. True to her heritage, her cooking, sense of humor, generosity, wisdom and joie de vivre left you looking forward to the next visit. People often asked her how she met the challenge of raising six children, and she always answered by spelling out “G-O-D, GOD.” Her signature was followed by the initials “JMJ” as a tribute to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and she had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. Her faith and trust in God is her greatest gift to her husband and family. She believed in the power of prayer and shared her faith with everyone by the way she lived. By the grace of God, she made our world beautiful, happy and hopeful. We would like to thank ALL who have been praying for our mother and our family. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the physicians, nurses and caregivers who cared for her as if she was their own.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Carmelite Monastery, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501.Pallbearers will be Kirby Joseph Guidry, Jr., Barney M. LeBlanc, Kelly James J. LeBlanc, Kenneth G. Porché, Dr. Rabih O. Darouiche, David C. Shannon, and J. Robert Davis, Esq.Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Gerard Porché, Esq., Jesse Kenneth Porché, Julia Laine Porché, 1st Lt. Sami Omar Darouiche, USMC, Kyce Guidry Darouiche, Sydney Rose Shannon, Riley Camille Shannon, Kirby Joseph Guidry, III, Joshua Lee Guidry, Dani Elizabeth Guidry, Nicolette Dugas, Patricia Rose Joyce, Atlas Lingo Davis, Birch LeBlanc Davis, Evariste Maurice Davis, Augustus Homer Davis, Mercella Raemon Davis, and Jacob Spencer Rives.Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia, 2238 Bushville Hwy., Cecilia, LA 70521, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
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Friday, July 9, 2021

5:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)

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