Kenneth Phillip "Kenny" Guillot
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
Known by many as Coach, by a fortunate few as Dad or Papaw, and by all as a strong, compassionate, devoted, and loving man, Kenneth Phillip Guillot went to be with the Lord on April 18, 2021. He is known for his success as a football coach, with impressive credentials and statistics that defied the odds. But Kenny defined his own success not in wins and losses on the field but by the lives he touched and how well he loved. He was passionate about people-seeking the best for all by seeking the best for each. Quick to praise others rather than gain glory for himself, Kenny was a man of integrity and deep humility. He was a truly good person-genuine, funny, caring, and kind. Kenny lived by the motto "Positive Attitude and Prayer." He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Kenny was born in New Orleans on April 25, 1944, the fourth of George and Helen Barone Guillot's six children. After graduating from Jesuit High School in Shreveport, Kenny played college football at Northwestern State and was a member of the undefeated national championship team in 1966. His Louisiana coaching career-from Tara High to Woodlawn, Nicholls State to McNeese State, and finally to Parkview Baptist-spanned forty years. Winning four 3A championships as a head coach, the list of his accolades is long and distinguished. Everyone was family to Kenny. He was legendary at the grill and enjoyed having people gathered in his backyard and around his table. Kenny cherished his wife, Sandy. It was his heart's desire to please her and to see her smile. Devoted to one another for almost 34 years, they were thankful for the blessing God gave them in each other. Kenny's life was also blessed by his first wife, Betty Ann Tyson Guillot, who passed away in 1982. He was preceded in death by his daughter Suzette, and his sister, Mary Helen, as well as his parents. He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Sandra Corkern Guillot, his children, Cammie Guillot, Susan Mullins Mayet, Michael (Allison) Mullins, and Steven (Jennifer) Mullins, and grandchildren, Megan, Corrie, Maddie, Cole, Wright, Anne Carter, Cannon, and Camille. His loss is heavy on many hearts, including his brothers George, Ronnie, and Rocky Guillot, his sister Tricia Guillot Jones, and their families. The clock ticks down to close out the fourth quarter. The bright lights of the stadium fade away. But the scoreboard still declares the victory. And for Kenny Guillot, that victory shines through the lives he changed, the ones he loved, and his Savior who welcomed him home saying, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20th, and at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21 with a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow. All events will be at Grace Life Fellowship. The Celebration of Life Service will also be live streamed to the Grace Life Fellowship Facebook page and YouTube channel. Donations in honor of Kenny may be made to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Treatment Center.
Published by The Advocate from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2021.
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20
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
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Apr
21
Visitation
10:00a.m.
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Apr
21
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m.
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LA
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In loving memory of a wonderful person !
Mike Ringo
Student
April 23, 2021
Sandy, Jeneal and I are so saddened for your loss and the loss of a SPECIAL FRIEND. Sadly we were unable to attend, but our hearts were. I didn’t know how to get in touch with you. I tried several numbers I had in my contacts. If you should need us, in ANY WAY, please don’t hesitate getting in touch. Kenny was a SPECIAL FRIEND and we will miss him. I will miss that “raspy voice “. We love you
Jeneal and Martial
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Martial Broussard
Friend
April 23, 2021
Ronnie and family we are sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
Abram Cantu
Friend
April 22, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandy, Cammie and all the family at this time and in the days to come. We were friends and former neighbors, we always cherished our friendship with him and his family. As the years passed we didn't see him often, but when we did it was like we had never been apart. They don't make many like Kenny, he will be missed.
Eugene and Joanne Pennison
Friend
April 21, 2021
Cammie, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Irene Alesce
Coworker
April 20, 2021
I had the privilege of working for Coach Guillot while he was at Nicholls State. I quickly learned how great of a coach he was and more so a great person. He was only at Nicholls for a year when he lost his wife. He had two young daughters and was an amazing father to his girls. His Mom moved to Thibodaux and helped with the girls. Those memories of knowing the Guillot’s hold a very special place in my heart. As coaches go they moved on but it never stopped me from remembering such a great man. Ms Sandy came along and I quickly knew what a beautiful person she was and how good she was for Coach and his girls. My prayers go out to Sandy, Cammie, and all of his children and grandchildren. His memory will live on through all of you and all of the lives he has touched. Coach Guillot we will miss you. Rest In Peace.
Amelie & Emile Talbot (Thibodaux)
Friend
April 20, 2021
I have many fond memories of Kenny. He knew a lot about life and what hard work will get you when you really try. I will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace and God bless
Gary Pittman
Friend
April 20, 2021
I have known Kenny since high school. He was a fine man and friend.
James Blewett
Friend
April 20, 2021
Your friends in the Gatehouse neighborhood will miss you, coach. I very much appreciate the short time we were friends.
Dean Caputa
Neighbor
April 20, 2021
Kenny was kind and so funny! I will always remember his smile, laugh and kind words. I am so sorry for your family's loss.
Elizabeth Pittman Froelich
Friend
April 20, 2021
I will never forget Kenny. He was my high school coach. See you on the other side.
Daniel Prescott
Friend
April 20, 2021
We love you Kenny. Our deepest sympathies to the Guillot Family.
Bob & Marry Ann
Friend
April 20, 2021
Mr. Kenny was a master at simultaneously teaching crucial life lessons while having a blast. I did not grasp how difficult of a task that was till I became a parent myself. I have so many great childhood memories with Mr.Kenny and his family that will always be cherished. Thank you for those memories, Mr. Kenny, and your smile was contagious!
Elise Pittman Koonce
Friend
April 19, 2021
I knew Kenny as an opponent in high school. As a teammate at NSC and though we often vied for the same spot he was always a bright spot for all who were around him. He will be missed by many.
Gerald Malley
Friend
April 19, 2021
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