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Charlotte Marie Guidry

October 17, 1944 — March 27, 2024

Opelousas

Charlotte Clark Guidry passed away peacefully on March 27, 2024 at her home following a long illness.  She was born October 17, 1944 in Bunkie, Louisiana.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years Wayne Guidry, daughters Kelly and husband Chris Maka, Kim Guidry, Katherine and husband Steven Kuss, and grandson Luke Austin Kuss.  She is also survived by her brother Michael Clark and wife Dottie, sister Virginia Beridon and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her beloved grandmother Lonnie Barre, her parents Calvis Clark and Errol Barre Clark, her half-brother Ellis “DeeBoy” Clark, brother Dalbert James Clark and brother-in-law Robert “Robin” Beridon.
  
Charlotte graduated in 1962 from Bunkie High School.  She was an accomplished baton twirler who performed at football games with her flaming batons.  She also ranked first in the state in twirling competition.  She took her love of twirling and swimming to Northwestern State University where she performed as a featured majorette at the Devils football games with dyed purple hair. She also was a member of the Northwestern synchronized swimming team.  Much to her siblings surprise she spent one year as a novitiate planning to become a nun.  She graduated from Northwestern in 1967 with a degree in Psychology and immediately moved to Opelousas where she met her future husband Wayne.  Opelousas became her forever home.

Charlotte retired from the Office of Community Services with over 30 years of service.  She received the Charles E. Dunbar, Jr. Career Service Award for her tireless work on behalf of families and children in need.  Not satisfied with retirement, she went back to college and earned a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and taught students with disabilities for 10+ years. 

Charlotte was an active participant in her girl’s education and sporting events – too numerous to mention.  Above all Charlotte cherished family – both blood and inherited through friendships. She was her happiest when she was cooking for family and friends. No one turned down her dinner parties even if they had to bring their own cutlery. Her favorite and adored nonhumans were Moose and Bubbles.

Visitation will be at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, beginning at 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  A rosary will be recited at 11:00 am.  A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 am. Deacon Dwayne Joubert will officiate the service.

Special thanks to the wonderful friends who provided ongoing medical support, food and encouragement through the final years of her life. 


In lieu of flowers please donate to one of your favorite organizations. Donations to Casa Aleluya, 4935 Main Street, Suite 7-228, Spring Hill, TN 37174 would be welcomed.

This is the home for Guatemalan children that her brother Michael established 35 years ago.



Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.


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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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