OBITUARY

Dorothy Hope Guy

September 14, 1928August 4, 2018
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Dorothy Mae Hope Guy, commonly known as “Mama Dot”, passed away peacefully in her Baton Rouge, LA home on August 4, 2018, at the age of 89. She was born September 14, 1928, in Ponchatoula, LA, & grew up on a dairy farm in Kentwood, LA. Dot was an integral part of her husband’s 25 year ministry as a United Methodist Church pastor. She loved spending time with her family & used Facebook to follow relatives and friends. Dot was an avid reader & valued education. She graduated as valedictorian from Spring Creek HS. She was proud that each of her children earned college degrees. Dot is survived by her four children; Patricia Guy Beard (Richard), Barbara Guy Montagnino (Gordy), Ernest Rand “Randy” Guy, Jr. (Tootie), & Larry Newton Guy (Belinda); brother, John Donald Hope; sister, Marguerite Hope George; ten grandchildren & ten great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Reverend Ernest Rand Guy, Sr.; & five siblings: Kenneth, Alva, Otis, Nolan & Billie. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 6PM to 8PM. Visitation will resume at Greenoaks on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 12PM until the time of funeral services at 2PM, officiated by Dr. Jere Melilli.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
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Biography

Dorothy Mae Hope Guy, commonly known as “Mama Dot”, began sending money to her parents in Kentwood when she was only 16 working for the phone company in Jackson. She bought them their first gas stove, a propane tank, a heater, and sent them money monthly her entire life. After her passing, a letter from her mother was found in the family bible where 'Mother Dear' says "Now don't you worry about them (her brothers living near) for they're old enough to take car of themselves, and they have money to get them something to eat at [the] Cafe." Even Mother dear was aware she always worried about her loved ones. Her giving continued her entire life, to her kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends, even people she barely knew. She was, as her daughter Barbara says, "generous to a fault."

We know this: James Hope came to first east fork off the Tangipahoa as you enter Louisiana from Mississippi (now called Hope Branch) in the early 1800s; he was the first settler of the "East Fork" area; his son was William Nolan Hope. William Abner Hope is buried at East Fork Baptist next to her father, Charlie Richie Hope, and her mother, Maggie Adams Hope.

She had five brothers: Kenneth, John Donald, Alva, Otis, Nolan; two sisters: Marguerite Hope George; and Willie Creed (Bill) Goings.

She meet her husband E R Guy (from Bayou Beouf area near Lloyds Hall, relatives back to Ellisville Ms) who settled in Baton Rouge after attending LSU. E R (Rand) did well in business until the untimely death of his close friend Ford Reily at Construction Materials opened the door to a new president, not so close, and not so freindly. The financial independence he achieved allowed him to spend many years in ministry in south Tangipahoa with complete sincerity, never really needing the modest pay the small Methodist Churches could afford.

They remained residents of south Baton Rouge the rest of their lives.