Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Ulysse Guidry, 83, who passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Deacon Ken Soignier will officiate the funeral ceremony. Lectors will be Tammy Sonnier and Holly Hebert. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.
Visitation hours will be observed on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and will resume on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
Ulysse is survived by one daughter, Rachel Guidry Robin and her husband Donovan of Scott; one son, Kenneth “Boots” Guidry of Scott; two sisters, Shirley Boss of Carencro, and Audrey Smith of Youngsville; seven grandchildren, Bryce Aldrich, Taylor “T.J.” Hebert, Ray Wilson, Jason Wilson, Melinda Sloane, Timothy Vincent, and Stefani Guidry; and five great-grandchildren, Brandon Aldrich, Briley Aldrich, Lettie Sloane, Gloriana Sloane, and Peighton Claire Benoit.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Masil Gautreaux Guidry; his parents, Alzire and Raoul Guidry; two brothers, Roy Guidry and Francis Guidry; two sisters, Mary Lou Broussard and Elaine Richard; and one great-grandson, Kaycer Layne Hebert.
A native of Lafayette Parish, Ulysse has been a resident of Scott since 1980, and was employed by Lafayette Woodworks, Inc. for 32 years.
In his free time, he was a very talented woodworker and cabinet maker. He loved listening, and dancing to Cajun music, and enjoyed playing the accordion and drums. He was extremely proud to help with, and support his daughter Rachel and her band, Cajun Express, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family.
The family would like to extend special gratitude to his son, Kenneth, who was his “around the clock” caregiver in his last days. They would also like to thank the staff of Hospice of Acadiana, especially his nurses, Karen Nelson, Michelle Simpson, and Dona Sonnier, for the compassionate and loving care. You ladies are truly angels on Earth.
Pallbearers will be Bryce Aldrich, Taylor “T.J.” Hebert, Mark Prejean, Jason Richard, Donovan Robin, and Jason Wilson. Honorary pallbearer is Kenneth “Boots” Guidry.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Hospice of Acadiana (2600 Johnston Street, Lafayette LA, 70503).
Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941 , 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.