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Merlyn Guillory

November 10, 1932 — January 10, 2022

Grand Prairie

Merlyn Soileau Guillory

November 10, 1932 – January 10, 2022

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral services will be held at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Friday, January 14, 2022 for Merlyn Soileau Guillory, 89, who passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Father Tom Voorhies will be celebrant of the Mass and will conduct funeral services.

Entombment will take place at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Ville Platte.

Merlyn Jeanne Soileau was born November 10, 1932 in Grand Prairie to Marius Soileau, Sr. and Lena Vidrine Soileau. She and her husband were the owners of Ville Platte landmark Frosty’s Inn. Merlyn prided herself in having a clean restaurant and a clean home. She loved her family, dearly, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports.

She is survived by her son, James Brian Guillory and wife, Donna; 3 grandchildren: Damien Guillory and wife, Jamie, Kyle Guillory and wife, Valerie, Ashley Cook and husband, Jeremy; 7 great grandchildren: Seth Guillory, Noah Guillory, Liam Guillory, Dylan Guillory, Alexander Guillory, Nora Bishop Cook, and Everly Cook.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herman Joseph Guillory; her parents, Marius and Lena Soileau; her 6 brothers: Percy Soileau, Yves Soileau, Rhines Soileau, Melvin Soileau, Calvin Soileau, and Marius Soileau, Jr.; her 4 sisters: Vonola Stears, Louella Soileau Fontenot Faul, Celestine Soileau and Evelyn Soileau.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Thursday, January 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitation will resume Friday from 8:00 a.m. to time of service at 11:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed in her honor Thursday evening at 6:00 PM, conducted by Father Tom Voorhies.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Guillory family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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