1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall, I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1-2
Howard Guidry, Jr. was born April 29, 1948, to the late Mildred Scott Landry and Howard Guidry, Sr. in Beaumont, Texas.
Howard attended Blanchette Elementary and graduated from Hebert High School in 1966. After high school Howard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for during the Vietnam War serving for four years.
Sometime later after leaving the Air Force, Howard obtained his commercial driver’s license (CDL). With his CDL Howard drove city and school buses. Howard later became a truck driver for Mission Petroleum where he worked until his retirement. After his retirement Howard went to work for Sun Travel Charter Bus Company where he worked for several years. Howard’s last place of employment was with Beaumont Independent School District as a security guard at Lucas Elementary School in Beaumont’s North End Community until his health began to fail.
Howard was the president of the City-Wide Ushers in which he served faithfully on the Usher Board of his home church, McKinley Ave. Baptist Church until his death. He was a devoted, and active member of McKinley Ave. Baptist Church whom he dearly loved with all his heart. He was also a member of The Dorie E. Miller American Legion and The Brother’s Club.
Howard left his earthly home to begin his journey to his Heavenly home on Friday, July 24, 2020 here in Beaumont.
Howard is also preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Lee LaBeaux and stepfather, Amos Landry, Sr.
Memories of Howard are left to his wife of 41 years, Ella Mae Guidry; step-mother, Annie Bell Guidry; children, Amanthia Williams, Hollie Guidry, Chrishanda Guidry Taylor, Crystal LaToya Guidry, Howard Griffin, Fredrick Guidry and Kenneth Wayne Vallair; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Essie Parker and step-sister, Bobbie Henry; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Visitation – 9 a.m. & Celebration of Life – 11 a.m.
McKinley Ave. Baptist Church, 775 Cuniff St., Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 835-5613
Howard had a great love of people and never met a stranger.
*Per CDC/Jefferson County, Texas regulations, everyone is required to wear face masks in the building.
*Seating will be limited to 50% capacity of the chapel or church.
*6 – feet social distancing for attendees seating at church, cemetery or funeral home.
*Condolences may be expressed at www.comeauxchapel.com
The family is requesting and receiving funeral arrangements and care from The Comeaux Family and Staff of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel 624 Irma St., Beaumont, Texas
Phone 409.838.6597 / Fax 409.292.5083