Dorothy Guillory Blessitt, 93, of Orange, passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 15, at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation in Orange.
Born Sept. 6, 1922 in Ville Platte, La., to Eddie Guillory and Celonie (Bogard) Guillory. She was a longtime resident of Orange and was of the catholic faith. Dorothy worked as a cashier at the former Weingarten’s Supermarket in Orange and she retired in 1984. Dorothy was a woman marked by humility and grace. She lead a sacrificial life, never hesitating to put others before herself even if it meant that she would suffer. She was a beautiful example to her family. Dorothy enjoyed quiet time sitting outside on the porch, she enjoyed listening to Cajun Music and she most cherished spending time with her family. In providing for her family, Dorothy will be remembered for her cooking, her rice and gravy and her gumbo are their favorites.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Don Guillory and sister, Juanita Roy.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Debra Lemoine Granger of Orange; son, Richard Lemoine of Houston; sister, Sandra Vayon Cole of Orange; six grandchildren, Trisha Kemp and husband, Bryan, Kevin Mazzagate, Ray Granger, Shane Lemoine, Rachael Edwards and husband, Brian and Sarah Lemoine; six great grandchildren, Megan Kemp, Cameron Kemp, Ciera Granger, Isabella Edwards, Noah Edwards and Alyssa Lemoine. Dorothy is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Graveside services to honor Dorothy’s life will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
A gathering of Dorothy’s family and friends will be from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange and interment will follow the services.
Honoring Dorothy as pallbearers are Bryan Kemp, Cameron Kemp, Jake Sonnier, Tyler Vayon, Johnny Vayon and Randy Vayon.
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.