Ruby Lee Blackmon Guillot, 78, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, Nov.12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Eddie Blankenstein.  Entombment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange.

A visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born in Tatum, Oct. 7, 1936, she was the daughter of Barnie and Ocie Blackmon. Ruby graduated from Henderson High School before moving to Orange. She worked as a secretary at DuPont before the birth of her children. Later Ruby worked as a secretary for the Chevron retirees and she was very proud of her work. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Ruby was the true matriarch of her family, the glue that held everyone together. She was very family oriented, a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. Her favorite things to do always involved her family, such as watching her children and grandchildren compete in sporting events, and playing cards and dominos with family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lillian Parkhurst, Willie Tando, Dorothy Zappa, Virginia Johnson, and Myrtle Sherrill; and her brothers, Barnie Owen Blackmon and George Blackmon.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Norbert Guillot of Orange; children, Joey Guillot and wife, Linda of Mauriceville, Judy Williams of Orange, Pam Willis and husband, Kenny of Deweyville, and Michelle Thibodeaux and husband, Jarett of Orange; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Jimmie Blackmon of Canton and Billy Blackmon of Tyler.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremiah Guillot, Steven Bruce, Jimmy Guillot, John Moore, Greg Sherrill, and Ray Broomes. Honorary pallbearer is Brent Sherrill.

Mrs. Guillot’s family would like say thank you to Dr. Kurt Lee, all his staff, especially Stephanie for everything they have done for her. Also, thank you to all her wonderful family and friends for their prayers and support that helped during this difficult time.