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Brookside Funeral Home - Champions

3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX

We thank you all for all the kind words of encouragement and comfort. Our mother "Mickey" loved each and everyone of you. We are truly blessed to have had her for our mother. She's with the angels and...
OBITUARY

Elvina Marie GUIDRY

November 7, 1938July 26, 2020
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Elvina M. Jolivette Guidry, lovingly known as “Mickey”, was born on November 7, 1938 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She was a proud 1958 graduate of the Holy Rosary Catholic Institute of Lafayette, La.

On July 26, 2020, Mickey went home to be with the saints in Heaven. She was married to Clarence L. Guidry of Ridge, Louisiana for 51 years until parted by his death on February 17, 2009. She was a loving devoted mother of 5, a caring and kind big sister, and was family and close friend to so many more.

Elvina is survived by 4 children and 4 grandchildren, Sonya Guidry (Raymond Girtman, Raphael and Sterling Girtman, son and daughter), Herbert Guidry (daughter -Shondra McCoy), Kimberly Guidry-Williams (Anthony Williams, and Charity Williams, daughter), and Ursula Guidry-Dancy (Jason Dancy) all of Houston. Her youngest child, David Joseph Guidry, went ahead to Glory in 2016.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law: Anna Bell (Anthony Bell), Delores Broussard (James Broussard), and her brothers and sisters-in-law: Moses Jolivette (Teresa Jolivette) and Raymond Jolivette (Janelle Jolivette), and brother-in-law, Matthew Guidry (Kathy Guidry). She is also survived by one maternal aunt Alice Simon-Ridgle, and a host of nieces, nephews, & cousins all of whom she cherished.

She was also preceded in death by her mother Annie Bell (Albro) Jolivette and father Frank Jolivette Sr., brother Frank Jolivette Jr. of Lafayette, La, both her maternal grandparents: Blane Albro & Ora (Norman) Albro & paternal grandparents: Francois Jolivette & Alvina Jolivette. After Alvina's passing, Francois married Adniece Trahan, who loved Elvina like her own. Also gone ahead are Elvina's dear Father & Mother-in-law Joseph & Rosella Guidry, brother-in-law Herbert "Short" Guidry, sister-in-law, Ella Mae "Tiggy" Guidry (Amie), husband, Leroy Amie, and son Kevin Amie. Along with many Uncles, Aunts, and cousins passed on... we believe that she is happily reunited in Heaven with all of them now.

“Mickey” was a kind and generous person throughout her life. She exhibited what a Christian should be; forgiving and thoughtful. Although chronically ill and confined for many years, she constantly inquired about the well-being of others with relatively few complaints. She was always positive and uplifting to others’ spirits with kind words of encouragement.

She was the family Historian, keeping the memories of our ancestors alive with her vivid stories of them from long past. She had a special way of bringing them all to life again. She never forgot them nor allowed any of us to forget either.

Some of her hobbies were sewing, decorating, music appreciation, reading historical fiction, and studying Black history especially tracing her own family genealogy. She was the BEST chef ever and even when she could no longer cook, taught her caregiver Gloria, how to cook all of her favorite Cajun/Creole recipes! She even did a bit of matchmaking from time to time, most successfully by introducing her sister Anna to her husband Anthony Bell.

She loved Facebook and enjoyed seeing what the young folks were up to! She was filled with life and love and had a way of making EVERYONE feel that she was THEIR own personal confidant and advisor. Because of this gift of making connections, many of the health care team that visited her became fast & forever friends.

Special Thanks to Phoenix Health for providing Mom with loving care throughout the years: Alex, Kendra, Cesar, & Omarosa. We also thank Davita Dialysis Cypress Station for their team's dedication.

Special Thanks to Gloria Stubberud and Lavetta Dockery for being caregivers in Mom’s home.

Elvina leaves behind a host of family along with so many special friends whom she always enjoyed visiting with in-person when her health allowed and by phone as often as possible. She was deeply loved and will forever be missed.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Memories

Elvina Marie GUIDRY

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ANNA JOLIVETTE-BELL

August 2, 2020

To My Neices & Nephew; Your mother's love for you all was unconditional. She were very proctective of you and was the ultimate "MOMMA BEAR." She loved her brothers & sisters and became a parent to us when Mom & Dad passed away. She checked on us weekly, and always reminded us of our ancestors. She learned to maneuver her computer & tablet when some of her peers refused to learn. She searched her genealogy, Facebook, and reached out to distant cousins whom she met through researching her ancestry. As a sister I looked up to her , she was my godmother, and became my best friend. I will truly miss her. But because I believe in God I know she is no longer suffering. She is now with her beloved "David & Clarence" and all of her deceased family. So sleep on sister, you deserve the rest. I will miss her & forever love her until we meet again.
Sister, Anna (Deedee)

Priscilla & Tyrone Patterson

August 2, 2020

We leave our sincere condolences of the lost of Mrs Guidry. She was a great friend and neighbor for many years. Always remember what the Bible says “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord “. May she Rest In Peace and rest in the Lord.


From Daughter to Mother

August 2, 2020

Dr. Gail Guidry Griffin

August 1, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. With sympathy from the family of Clarence Sr and Maudry Lewis Guidry of Abbeville, Louisiana.

Dr. Gail G. Griffin & Sons

Joyce Francis, Gloria Guillory, Mandy Green Francis, Guillory, Green

August 1, 2020

Joyce Francis, Gloria Guillory and Mandy Green, we felt such a great loss upon learning of your mothers passing. We recalled her warm smile, gentle spirit and loving kindness! We are praying for your family doing this most difficult time as your mother, our dear cousin Mickey, transitions to her heavenly home. Our hope and prayers are that your family finds comfort in knowing that your mother is at peace, death is not final, you will see her again. We send our love. Joyce Francis of Scott, La, Gloria Guillory of Lafayette. La, and Mandy Green of Baker, La

Matthew Guidry

July 31, 2020

MY FINAL MESSAGE TO ELVINA:

On the day, July 26, 2020, Elvina transitioned from life on earth to an eternally well earned presence in Heaven. Elvina was called by God to come home where so many of her loved ones were waiting to warmly welcome her to a new home. All of her loved ones (children, siblings, family, friends, and me) rejoice in knowing that she is eternally reunited with everyone she so richly loved and cherished.

As I think of Elvina’s homecoming, her final and most important journey, I am deeply honored to reflect on the great moments we shared, and to thank her for being a dynamic part of my family circle. Her kindness and generosity will always be fondly remembered by everyone whose life is richer because of her divine presence. We are all made better because Elvina came our way.

Among the many blessings I am thankful for is the persistence and attention she gave so unselfishly to so many people without asking, “what’s in it for me”. A gratifying aspect of my life is to reflect on the times I spent with Elvina, my Brother Clarence, their children, and my parents on Holidays. It was apparent to me that she enjoyed preparing bountiful meals and was delighted to see everyone enjoying the feast. Sonja, Wendell, Kimberly, and Ursula, please know that I have never taken that for granted.

It is my everlasting wish for Elvina to know that I will forever keep her in my prayers. I am so thankful for the special care she provided to my mother. For all of those wonderful memories, I remain fortunate and privileged. It was an exclusive honor and privilege to share her dynamic presence in this life.

May her everlasting light forever shine bright.

With much love and appreciation, I am
Matthew Guidry
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Evette & Stevie Seals

July 30, 2020

With so much love that fill our heart with the best memories of you . You have touched so many and you will forever hold a place in our heart , we know your beautiful spirit will forever fill the the beautiful sky so until we met again we will carry you in our heart. Rest In Peace angel .

Delores Broussard

July 30, 2020

Our big sister Mickey always looked out for family, even more so after both our parents were gone. Just like our mom, Annie Bell, she was the story teller of our family. I have no doubt that she is having a beautiful reunion in heaven. God speed Sister!

Shandreka Robertson

July 29, 2020

My most memorable moment with Mickey was when I went to her house for the first time about 3 years ago. She was in her bedroom so I went in. I looked around and saw pictures everywhere. These were pictures of our family. Mickey was the family historian. I loved listening to her tell me about our family tree. She will be truly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY

Mickey born Elvina M. Jolivette 1938

FROM THE FAMILY

Mickey born Elvina M. Jolivette 1938

FROM THE FAMILY

Mickey with Brother Moses Jolivette and Grandfather Francois Jolivette around 1943

FROM THE FAMILY

Mickey 1957

FROM THE FAMILY

Mickey First communion 10 years old given name Mary Elvina Jolivette 1948

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Graduate of Holy Rosary Institute in 1958

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Sweet Beautiful Mickey 1958

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Mickey and Clarence 1965 or 1966 Picture taken at her dear friend's Petite's house

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Mickey around 1965: photo taken at her home in Houston by Daddy Clarence

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Mickey around 1987

FROM THE FAMILY

1990-1992

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