Darnell Guillory

September 3, 1942 ~ February 21, 2024

Darnell Fontenot Guillory, 81, of Lake Charles, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at a local nursing home facility. Darnell was born in Opelousas, LA. on September 3, 1942, to Marjorie and Allen Fontenot and had spent the last 56 years as a resident of Lake Charles.

Darnell’s life was simple but full. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and sister. She loved her family and especially enjoyed having them together and cooking for them.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband; Donald Patrick Guillory, daughter; Nicola Guillory, seven sisters; Audry Dorrell, Sandra Fontenot, Adweiner Deshotel (Kenneth), Lorraine Vidrine (Junior), Wylene Fontenot, Debbie Bordelon (Perry), Della Bordelon (Rodney), brother; Charles T. Fontenot, and 30 nieces and nephews, 67 great nieces and nephews, and 27 great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson; William Kyle Richard, parents; Allen Fontenot and Marjorie Granger, brothers; Alpha and Nerril Fontenot; nephew Denton Landreneau, and niece; Tammy Vidrine.

Visitation will be from 9:00AM until 12:00PM, Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA. 70605. Funeral service will be at 12:00PM at also at Johnson Funeral Home.


Visitation: Saturday, February 24, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 24, 2024
12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1Nell gave me the love of books. I was about 10 when she started sharing her romance novels. As I finished one I would put my initials in the front cover and return the whole box when I was done. I will never forget sweet Nell..what a wonderful neighbor she was to us!

  2. Nicole, I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend Mom’s funeral. We were out of town. Please accept my prayers and sympathy during this time. Love, JoAnn McDaniel Niles

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