Grace Marise Guynes

August 7, 1936March 20, 2020

Grace was born in Highpoint, North Carolina, on August 7, 1936 to the late Morris and Ruby Barton. In addition to her parents, Grace was proceeded in death by her husband William E. Guynes. Grace is survived by her sister, Louise Augusta Barton, her children Terry Rene’ Guynes, William Barton Guynes and his wife Crystal Guynes, her grandson Parker Guynes, her stepson Steve Guynes and his two daughters, Kelly and Courtney Guynes, her stepdaughter Cindy Braden and her husband Doug Braden and their children Bear, Candice Braden and Chelsea Braden.

Grace was a loving wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother, who stood by her husband Bill’s side through out their marriage.

In her younger years she lived in New York City, Detroit, MI, New Jersey and Dallas, Tx where her father helped open some of the first television stations in the country. They finally settled in Shreveport, LA..

Her name Grace, well describes her beauty and elegance. In March of 1960 she graduated from Mister Lynn’s School of Modeling in Shreveport, LA. Soon after Mister Lynn assigned her a position as visual poise and wardrobe supervisor. She continued to model for several fashion shows, brochures and newspaper ads. Also in 1960, she was named Miss Fourth of July and was a contestant in the Miss Shreveport pageant. Here, Grace met her husband Bill. She often appeared in advertisements for a variety of Bill’s advertising clients. Bill often using in artistic talent to capture her “Grace.”

In the mid 1960’s, Bill and Grace moved to Houston where they enjoyed quite the “social life” as Bill pursued his advertising and real estate career. Grace always appeared elegantly by his side.

Even though she wasn’t quite as adventurous as her husband, Grace willingly accompanied him to a remote private island off the coast of Mexico. In the 1970’s, they continued their adventure to Akumal. A then “primitive” area on Caribbean side of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

In the late 1990’s, Bill and Grace returned to Walden on Lake Conroe where they spent their later years enjoying family and friends. They loved spending time with their grandson, Parker. They were his number one fan at his baseball and basketball games.

Due to the current conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Grace’s Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. It will be posted here once determined. You are able to post your memories at this time.


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Bart Guynes

April 1, 2020

You were there for me for 57 years, from the time I was born until the day that you joined God in Heaven. There are no words that will express how much I am going to miss you or how grateful I am to have had you as my Mom. I couldn’t have asked for a better one. I love you as much as any human being can love another and I will think about you every single day. Thank you, Mom, from the bottom of my heart.

Mona Maduta

April 1, 2020

Two years, many late night stories , a lot of laughter and some tears , you left the earthly things and moved on to the eternal ones. You were fearfully and wonderfully made Gracie , and I, along with your loving family , shall miss you greatly!
.....until we meet again 💔

Lynn Morales

April 1, 2020

Hello Everyone my is Lynn. I wanted to say a few words about my friend Grace. I was the one of caretaker of my friend Grace. Well not really friend but my best friend and my parter in crime. Grace wore many hats in her life time.She was a wife and wonderful kids and stepmother and granny .Grace and I would take trips to get her nails done and go to the mall, and go out to eat from time to time. Which she loved. The best put of all is when we stayed home and talked. She was my best friend so it was easy to talk to Gracie. Don’t get me wrong we didn’t agree on everything but at the end of the day we would always told each other that we loved each other........