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Obituaries: December 7, 2017

Obituaries from the December 7 paper.

Gloria Miller

Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Miller, 66, of Lake Charles, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at her residence.

She was born in Navasota, Texas. She was a graduate of Grand Lake High School, where she was a member of the track and basketball team. After high school she went on to graduate from McNeese State University with a word processing degree. She and her husband were pastors at Moss Bluff Assembly of God for 17+ years. She was an employee of Levingston Group, where she was a secretary for more than 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel “Danny” Miller of Lake Charles; sons, David Miller of Lake Charles and Benjamin “Ben” Miller of North Carolina; brother, Donald “Don” Sistrunk of Ragley; mother, Gloria Odom Colley; step-father, Charles “Chuck” Colley.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Sistrunk.

Her funeral service was held at The Vineyard Church Moss Bluff Monday, Dec. 4. Pastor Tim Nicholas officiated. Cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

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Wilma Picou

Wilma Ann Landry Picou, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in a local hospital.

She was born in Napoleonville, lived in Cameron for over 25 years, and had been a resident of Sulphur since Hurricane Rita. A shy, simple woman, she had a great love for the Lord, her family, and good Cajun food and music. She was known for her kind generosity to many various charities and always tried to adhere to the golden rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

Wilma is survived by her children, Jean R. Picou Jr. and Anna of Patterson, Gwendolyn Kester and Deon of Maurice, Jerome A. Picou and Sylvia of Sulphur, and Faith Vallette and Jonathan of Sulphur; five sisters, Selma, Anne, Shirley, Grace and Francis; one brother, Herbert Landry; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren; and caregiver, Sheila Carriere.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Jean R. Picou Sr.; daughters, Angela Powell and Karen Sisson; one grandson, Justin Picou; and a host of loved ones and friends.

Her funeral was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Sulphur at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Rev. Herb Bennifield officiated. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home of Sulphur with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial was at the Sweet Lake-Grand Lake Community Cemetery.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

(Paid Memorial)

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Lillian Conner

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Conner, 75, of Lake Arthur were held Monday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Arthur with Pastors Brian and Natalie Fitkin officiating. Burial followed in Andrus Cove Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin, Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. It will resume at 8 a.m. Monday until time of service. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

Mrs. Conner was born on Dec. 9, 1941 in Gueydan to Martin and Pauline Mallett LeBlanc. She moved here from Creole 20 years ago where she worked at a Dietician for South Cameron Memorial Hospital for many years.

Cracking pecans, baking, listening to French music and dancing with the kids were her favorite things to do.

She is survived by five sons, Fred (Joyce) Conner of Bell City; Michael (Tina) Conner of Lake Arthur; Richard (Melissa) Conner of Lake Charles; Randall (Jan) Conner of Indian Village; Darren (Angelle) Conner of Jennings; two sisters, Vergie (Hilliard) Hanks and Vernice (Christopher) Trahan both of Lake Arthur; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Conner was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Michelle Conner.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.

(Paid Memorial)

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Lena Guidry

Lena Marie Suire Guidry, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

She was born in Jennings and moved to Sweet Lake, where she made her home. She was a USDA State Egg Inspector and a contract worker for Kroger Stores, where she inspected eggs throughout Louisiana and Texas. She served on the Calcasieu-Cameron Cancer Board, was a past member of Cameron Chamber of Commerce and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Farm Bureau.

In 2002, Mrs. Guidry was named Outstanding Cameron Citizen of the Year. She was the owner and manager of Lena’s Cajun Kitchen for four and one-half years and was a cook for the Coastal Hunting Club for eight years. She was a 4-H Club Leader for 16 years and a 50-year member of the Home Extension Club. She was also a site manager for the Council on Aging, and later their Outreach Manager. She received staff members from Unity Way and from Older Workers of Cameron Parish. She was a Lions’ Club member, Chairman of Faith Share and a member of the Action Alliance.

Mrs. Guidry was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church and St. Patrick Chapel in Sweet Lake from 1950. She served in various capacities for her church, as Trustee, Council member, as a member of the Finance Committee, and was a Eucharistic Lay Minister, lector and choir member. She was also a member of the St. Patrick Altar Society, St. Vincent de Paul Group, and Catholic Daughters. She received service awards from the Diocese of Lake Charles and was named Evangelizer of the Year in 1997. She also served on the cemetery board for Sweet Lake Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Ricky W. Guidry and wife Michelle, and Darlene Guidry Taylor and husband Michael, all of Sweet Lake; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Duffy and Aurelia Duhon Suire; and her husband, Albert Guidry.

A Mass Of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at St. Patrick Chapel, in Sweet Lake. Father Bill Miller officiated. Interment followed at Sweet Lake Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Cameron Council on Aging - 965 Highway 384, Lake Charles LA 70607 or to St. Vincent de Paul.

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