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Shirlery Beth Guillory

December 12, 1925September 10, 2020

Shirley Beth “Holtz” Guillory was born on December 12, 1925 in Columbia, MO to parents; Herman and Ethylene Cox Holtz. She entered eternal rest on September 10, 2020 at the age of 94 in Kemp, TX. Shirley married her husband, Joseph Wilford Guillory Jr. on November 14, 1942 in Rockwall, TX and began their lives together. After spending 21 years in Westlake, Louisiana they returned to the Dallas area to be closer to family and friends. They eventually retired in 1993 making Cedar Creek their final home. She loved her husband and children dearly. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. Shirley enjoyed taking care of her family and home while pursuing a career as an Executive Administrative Assistant. Shirley was vivacious, compassionate, loving, feisty, and stubborn; she always spoke her mind. You always knew when she entered the room. She loved golf, dancing, playing bridge and the theatre. One of her favorite memories was performing in “Puppy Love and Pigs” when she was seventeen. She was mentioned in the paper for her permanent starring role in that production as part of the theatre troupe “The Madcap Players” at “The Madcap Theatre”. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; Joseph Wilford Guillory Jr., parents; Herman and Ethylene Cox Holtz of Dallas, TX, sister; Mildred Landrum of Lindale, TX and son; Joseph Wilford Guillory III of Corpus Christi, TX. She is survived by her daughters; Janese Mercer and husband Donald of Kemp, TX, Janeane W. Guillory and spouse Norma Toler of Amarillo, TX; son; Jerry W. Guillory and wife Barbara of Westlake, LA. Shirley also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many more loving family and lifelong friends.


  • Joseph Wilford Guillory Jr, Loving Husband (deceased)
  • Herman and Ethylene Holtz, Parents (deceased)
  • Mildred Landrum, Sister (deceased)
  • Joseph Wilford Guillory III, Son (deceased)
  • Janese and Donald Mercer, Daughter and Husband
  • Jerry and Barbara Guillory, Son and Wife
  • Janeane Guillory and Norma Toler, Daughter and Spouse
  • Shirley also leaves behind 7 grand-children, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and other loving family members and lifelong friends.

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Shirlery Beth Guillory

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Norma Toler

September 17, 2020

I remember the first time we went to visit I was a little nervous I shouldn't have been she welcomed me with open arms and love . Love You Mom G

Janeane Guillory

September 17, 2020

I have far too many memories to pick just one. I guess just being able to play golf with her all those times while I was growing up! That was our time together!! Her shots may not have gone very far, but they were always straight down the middle of the fairway!
I also remember the day I left for US Navy Boot Camp, in Orlando, Fl. She put her sunglasses on at the house, and even though we stop for a family lunch and sat at the airport for quite a while...she never took those sunglasses off because she didn't want me to see she was crying. But I knew, I always knew!!!
I love you, Mom and miss you so much!! My heart is broken!!!

Tommy Blissitte

September 17, 2020

I met Shirley at State Farm Insurance in Lancaster, I was a customer for 6 years before moving away. It was always a pleasure to see Shirley anytime that I had to visit the office, such a friendly person. My prayers are with the entire family, have peace in your hearts knowing that we all will be together again in Heaven.

Chandria Mercer

September 17, 2020

I will forever miss my Mema but will always remember the fun we had together on the golf course. My papa may have taught me how to swing a club but Mema truly taught me the fundamentals...and to always play “ready” golf! I enjoyed going with her and playing with the ladies groups at the club as well. Mema could not hit very far but how straight she could hit a ball and use every cart path along the way to her advantage was truly a phenomenal sight to see!!

Besides golf, Mema and papa really enjoyed being part of a dance group. Some of my most vivid childhood memories were watching them dance and twirl at their group dance practices and shows...and oh how many different colored petticoats she owned!!! I attribute my love for dancing to them...although they were certainly more graceful and fun to watch.

The below picture is how I will always remember Mema with papa...together forever, dancing.

Love and miss you always and forever, your granddaughter - Chandria

Janese Mercer

September 17, 2020

One of the best memories I have of my mom was when I wanted to get a tattoo. My husband was not at all happy about it and kept giving me grief over it. He finally relented by saying that when "Mom G" (the nickname he had for my mother) got a tattoo then I could get one; believing that my mother would not do it. Well, "Mom G" proved him wrong. I was 48 years old and she was 75 years old; we took off one Saturday and got those tattoos. When she passed at 94 years old she still has that blue butterfly tattoo above her right knee and at 68 years old I have my Yellow Rose of Texas with the red heart on my right ankle.

Don sends all his love "Mom G" and he still laughs about it.

May you fly free with the butterflies in heaven!! I miss you so much and will always love you!! My heart is truly broken!!

Love & Butterfly Kisses from your loving daughter - Janese


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