Mervin ‘Pop’ Guidry
Catahoula – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at St. Rita Catholic Church for Mervin “Pop” Guidry, 78, who passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Dion Hall from 110 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, and continue on Wednesday at 70 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Rev. Richard Fabre will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Cassie Theriot, Hailey Builliard and Sydney Guidry, and a special message will be read by Zach Guidry. Gift bearers will be Ravin Bourque, Danielle Fuselier and Heidi Douet. Music will be provided by his grandson, Will Louviere.
Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Catahoula.
Mervin J. Guidry, better known as “Pop,” was a dedicated and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. Pop was a fighter, to say the least. Despite his health issues he always pulled through and he never complained. He enjoyed riding around his pond that he built for his grandchildren and using or working on his equipment. Pop was the family MacGyver and could fix anything and everything. His pride and joy was his family. Pop always talked about how proud he was of his children and grandchildren.
He also enjoyed making coffee for his close friends, Benny, T-Ram, Bernard and Calvin. Pop will be remembered for his kind heart, giving tootsie rolls to all the great grandchildren, and the love he had for his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving children, Penny Poche and husband Brent, Jude Guidry and wife Angie, Jody Guidry and wife Darlene, and Johnnie Guidry and wife Elizabeth; sons-in-law, Ricky Latiolais and Luke Bourque; brothers, Elmer “Baboo” Guidry and Sidney “PeeWee” Guidry and wife Mitzi; sister, Velma Borel and husband Harold; 17 grandchildren, Cherish, Mitchell, Ramie, Ravin, Danielle, Ryan, Crystal, Hailey, Heidi, Cassie, Logan, Taylor, Myles, Cy, Zachary, Gannon and Collin; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Margaret Guidry; father, Sidney John Guidry Sr.; mother, Nola Guidry; two daughters, Gwen Latiolais and Bonnie Bourque; and his caregiver, Scott Courville.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Latiolais, Ramie Latiolais, Ryan Bourque, Taylor Guidry, Myles Guidry, Cy Guidry, Gannon Guidry and Collin Guidry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Guidry and Christian Guidry.
The family would like to extend special thanks to LGMC 5th floor nurses and Dr. Gary Guidry, for the care given to him during his time of need.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
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