Glenn Avery Guillory
April 30, 1967 – May 19, 2018
On April 30, 1967, a precious gift was given to Alvin “Smokey” Guillory and his wife Daisy L. and they named him Glenn “Avery” (after Smokey’s maternal grandfather).
Glenn had many challenges in life, but by sheer determination on his part, he met them head on, and overcame them all. Glenn was a graduate of Gardena High School in the class of 1986. In a special needs class, Glenn asked to be tutored so he could earn a diploma instead of receiving a certificate. He graduated with a 3.70 GPA, earning the Presidential Award, signed by President Ronald Reagan.
Glenn worked at Westside Regional Center in Culver City as a mail sorter and distributor, while he attended computer classes at Access Computer from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. He worked in the same building from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., five days per week as long as his body allowed. He attended Exceptional Children’s Foundation for over 10 years, where he learned arts and crafts, winning blue ribbons and monetary awards for many of his paintings.
Glenn never complained. He touched many lives everywhere he went. Everybody remembered him, and always had a story to tell concerning him. He had a smile that would light up a room. The Pastor, members and supervisor at Calvary Church welcomed him, when his illness allowed him to attend, and always made him feel special. He loved them all.
On May 19, God decided that he had “fought a good fight”, and “well done thy good and faithful servant”. Early that Saturday morning, as he slept, God dispatched His angel to come and take him home.
Glenn was preceded in death by his father, Alvin “Smokey” Guillory, Jr., grandparents, Morris and Dorothy Belle Joseph, Alvin, Sr. and Helen Guillory; Uncles – Marvin, Sr. and Martin Joseph, Sr., aunt – Alberta Orphey-Sims. He is survived by his devoted Mother Dr. Daisy L. Guillory; brother – Wayne Guillory (Celeste) of Covington, GA; grandparents – Wesley and Dorothy Smith of Lake Charles, LA; uncles – Morris Joseph, Jr. (Frances) of Lake Charles LA; Barry Smith (Theresa) of Los Angeles, CA; Charles Smith (Shannon), David (Vickie), Gregory and Rodrigues Guillory, Alvin Joseph of Lake Charles, LA; great uncle Bobby Richard (Gwen) of Los Angeles, CA; aunts – Norma Tompkins (James) of Hempstead, TX; Mary Edna Joseph, Bobbie Jean Joseph, Ophelia Joseph of Lake Charles, LA; Tijuana Guillory; Nephews – Darius, Christopher Glenn; nieces – Maya, Sania of Covington, GA; a host of other relatives and friends.
- Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- Graveside Service Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Glenn Avery Guillory
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May 31, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort, Jehovah God, hear your prayers and provide you with peace. Isaiah 26:19, Hosea 13:14
We look forward to the day when we WILL see our loved ones again in the Paradise earth as our Heavenly Father promised. Revelation 21:3,4
May 28, 2018
We met in the fifth grade at La Tijera Elementary we checked into the same homeroom class. After you would leave for your special needs class. You always had this big gigantic smile on your face and so very nice when others thought different of you, I thought different of them. Whoever thought that we would cross paths years later through Wayne being my little brother Pancho best friend, in which I embraced Wayne as my brother, you're my brother and the rest of the fellas, you still had that big smile years and years later. Now that you have gained your wings and became one of God's Smiling Angels. You will be truly missed and Forever in our Hearts. Rest On, Rest in Heaven. Glenn We Love You❤💪