Samuel Christopher Guillory passed away at the age of 18, only 2 days after his 18th birthday, at his home in Port Allen. He is finally at peace after a long battle with depression and anxiety. He was at his happiest when he was spending time with his “squad” of friends, laughing at memes online with his sister, and traveling with his family. He enjoyed music, especially 90’s grunge and classic rock, hunting with his dad and uncles, playing video games with his friends, and hiking, especially in the Texas Hill Country and Puerto Rico. He loved playing with his dogs, especially “Bonbon”, and found peace walking and exploring outdoors, especially watching the sunsets over the cane fields. We were blessed with the gift of loving him and being loved by him for 18 years. He was a devoted and loving son, brother and friend, and will be terribly missed by so many.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. Lalania Schexnayder Guillory and Shane Guillory and his sister, Sophia Belle Guillory of Port Allen; his grandparents, Kathleen Zumo Demourelle, Glenn Demourelle (Maw Maw Kat and Pop Pop) of Port Allen, Connie Stroderd Guillory of Zachary and preceded in death by his grandfathers, Craig John Schexnayder of Palmetto and Donald Guillory of Port Barre. His godparents are Marie Alexis Guillory Veillon of Carencro and Adam Tate of Austin, TX. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including, Craig Schexnayder, Jr., Laurence Schexnayder, Nestor “Tiger” Guillory and his wife Stephanie, Lance Guillory and his wife Stephanie, Clint Guillory and his wife Hollie, Griffin Guillory and his wife Kristy, Marie Alexis Guillory Veillon and her husband Jason Veillon, Savri Degatur and her husband Charles “Chuck” Degatur, Amber Guillory, Matthew Guillory, Logan Guillory, Ruel Guillory, Ellis Guillory, Shep Guillory, Sullivan Veillon, Charlotte Degatur, Jane Degatur, Evie and Tim Tate, “Uncle” Mark and Judy Johnson. He attended Sacred Heart School and Port Allen High and is survived by a devoted group of close friends, especially Jesse Kelley.
When Sam obtained his driver’s license, he was proud to have signed up to be an organ donor. He would be glad to know that his organs were able to be harvested to help many others.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Visitation will resume on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 10:00am until 2:00pm, followed by a private memorial service for family and close friends on Friday at 2:00pm.
In memory of Sam, please show compassion and understanding to all of those who battle with depression and consider making a contribution to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
MY HEART HURTS WITH ALL OF YOU ❤️✝️ I Lost My Beautiful Son (25) also. HE IS LOST NO MORE ✝️ EACH DAY WE WAKE UP-WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO BEING WITH OUR SON'S AGAIN ❤️✝️❤️✝️
Cindi Morgan BladesMontpelier, LA
To Sam's parents, sister, and extended family, I only knew Sam for a short time through his friendship with my grandson, also named Sam. He was so beautiful and kind and a true friend. I can't imagine the pain of your loss and pray for healing in the minutes now and to the years to come. As you move forward without his physical presence, take solace in knowing he is safe and the many, many family, friends, especially the "squad", and aquanancies that hold you and Sam in their hearts forever.
Susan Day CrowtherBaton Rouge, LA
I am the older sister of Molly Armstrong, who was in Sam's grade at Sacred Heart. Since it was such a small school, I may not have personally known him, but I knew who he was. I am deeply sorry for your loss, and please know that your family and his soul will be continue to be in our prayers, as y'all were in Mass this morning.
Rachel ArmstrongBaton Rouge, LA
My daughters and I learned of Sam's death today. We are so sorry for your loss, and we will be praying for Sam and all of his family.
Jill ArmstrongBaton Rouge, LA
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Sam at Sacred Heart, and he was always sweet to me. I still haven't forgotten the reflective thoughts he shared with our class or his philosophical intelligence. Please know that I will be praying to Our Lady for him and for you. She knows what it means to lose a son, and I pray that her wide and loving mantle may cover you always.
Molly ArmstrongBaton Rouge, LA
Lanie and Shane, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will be thinking about you during this time.
Anne MillerAustin, TX
Prayers for you and your family
Yolanda PhonphilaShreveport, LA
Please accept our sincerest condolences. If only we had the right words to say... Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
The Guidry's--Jimmy, Shannon, Luke, Grace, & Ava
Shannon GuidryOpelousas, LA
So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers
Jill Broussard,PTBaton Rouge, LA
Prayers go out to the family. May God bless you with the strength to get through these difficult times.
Rayburn DevilleSt. Francisville, LA
Mariah and I are so heartbroken. We send our love and you'll be in thoughts. We wish we could be there in this tough time but as you may know i'm deployed in Africa. We love you'll and miss you dearly.
Marshall & Mariah ZumoSioux City, IA
Sophia, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I know how much you loved and looked up to Sam. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Layne BrownPlaquemine, LA
My Prayers and Heart go out to Everyone, May Our Lord be With Y'all Today, Tommorrow and In the Days , Weeks , Months and Years to Come. I lost my son on June 17 . It is a very difficult journey but the Grace of Our Lord will be by Our side and thru this new Journey in our life. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Brenda FontenotVille Platte, LA
Dr. Schexnayder and family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Susan PuyauBaton Rouge, LA
Our hearts are broken over the loss of your sweet Sam. Even though we can not be there tomorrow, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4
Judy Determann, Peggy Whatley, Lisa Perry and Michelle HeineBaton Rouge, LA
May God's abundant Grace and Peace surround each of you.
Missy DeVillierBrusly, LA
Lanie and family,
Shad and I are so heartbroken to hear of your precious son’s passing. We can only pray that God wrap his mighty arms around all of you and keep you comforted. There is only joy and peace in the presence of the Lord. Lanie you were such a God-send to us and to our precious angel AddieClare. We are forever thankful to you. We are praying for you and will continue to pray. Please please let us know if there is anything that you need. We love you.
Andi, Shad, and Reese Montgomery
Montgomery familyLafayette, LA
My heart is breaking for you all. May God hold you and your memories comfort you. Love and hugs to your family.
Vicki StricklandPort Allen, LA
Dr Schexnayder and family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Mimi
Mimi BonadonaBaton Rouge, LA
Although we do not know one another, my heart breaks for Samuel and his family. I pray for peace and understanding for all who loved him.
Lisa Devillier RoucherPlaquemine, LA
Praying for this family during this time of loss. Another lost battle to the pain of depression. It is real. Now he is at peace.
Lecy AlbaradoLafayette, LA
Shane-I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Petie CircelloMelville, LA
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal; May the joyful and most cherished memories of Sam be stay in your hearts forever. May the joy of the Lord be yours to carry you through and bring peace and comfort until you meet again in God's Kingdom. All our love, Rev. Anthony F. Lands Jr. and family, October 12, 2017
Rev. Anthony F. Lands Jr.Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Lanie and family, we are so very sorry for your loss and hope you know you are in our thoughts and prayers always.
Love, The Chaney family
Courtney ChaneyWatson, LA
We are so sorry for the loss of this precious child. He has touched our hearts. We send our love to the family.
Hollie & Scott DomingueDenton, TX
I miss you, Sam. I hope you have finally found your happiness. I love you, cousin.
Angel SchexnayderYorktown, VA
So very sorry for your loss and praying for your family.
Steven FelixPrairieville, LA
Please know that I am sending my thoughts and prayers to your family. Sacred Heart School faculty and staff love you all. Sam was a beautiful person and will be missed.
Rayma FarlowBaton Rouge, LA
Praying that God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Raelyn Edwards & FamilyBaton Rouge, LA
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Traci CorneillePonchatoula, LA
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your fondest and most cherished memories with Sam be etched in your hearts forever to carry you and bring peace and comfort until the day you meet again in God's Kingdom. All our love, The Canezaro family
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Our Sincerest condolences to you all. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Buchheit FamilyPearland, TX
Our prayers and love go out to Shane and his family. May GOD be with all of you and guide you during this sorrowful time. May GOD bless each and everyone of you. Connie our prayers and love to you, also. Love, LaVona and Bobby Taylor
LAVona and Bobby TaylorLake Charles, LA
Dearest Kathy & Glen, So sorry for your loss of Sam. Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers for strength during this most difficult time.
Kim Veltin-GiammarcoNokomis, FL
So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing you will see him again - until that day comes, remember the good times you shared. May God comfort you as much as needed in the coming days, weeks, months and even years to come. Much love!
Ray & Teresa RutlandWalker, LA
Praying for you and your family daily...I battle depression. It is a lonely place. It is not anything anyone can ever understand unless you have depression ...oh,the places it can take our thoughts and hope.
We offer our condolences to your family. You will always be in our prayers. As Sacred Heart 8th grade parents, we will always have Sophia in our hearts.
Will, Tami & William Anderson
William & Tami AndersonBaton Rougd, LA
Sending Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time! Sam will be missed! Rest in peace now buddy!
Roger and Barbara RutlandPine Grove, LA
Dear Shane, Lanie and Sophia, We are so very sorry. Prayers for comfort and peace for your family. God bless!
The Perrault FamilyBaton Rouge, LA
Shane and Laney we r so sorry for your loss. Sam was very much loved and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers r will y'all! Love y'all!!!!
Lynn & SchexsnayderPalmetto,
So incredibly sorry about your loss, Lanie and Shane. Keeping you, Sam, and Sophie in our hearts and prayers.
Sharon and Doug Guillory
Sharon GuilloryCarencro, LA,
You ALL are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May you all find comfort in knowing you will meet again one day.
Karen BrooksBaton Rouge, LA
You ALL are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Karen BrooksBaton Rouge, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, wishing you peace and comfort through this difficult time. We love y'all.
Jocelynn & Hillary Leonard (8th grade)- Sacred Heart Family
Jocelynn and Hillary LeonardBaton Rouge, LA
My heartfelt prayers and condolences on the loss of your beautiful son. May you find comfort in God's promise that you will be together again. Until then, may your memories sustain you.
Brandy BurleighPort Barre, LA
So sorry Shane. Cannot imagine the pain. Hopefully, he will Rest In Peace. And one day, you will be at peace.
Linda Richard LacassinPort Barre, LA
Our heart goes out to you and your family Shane. Sam will forever be in our thoughts and prayers !!!
John FisherLivonia, LA
Shane - I'm so sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sam will forever live on in your hearts and would want you to celebrate his life. He is no longer suffering and is at home with our Lord. You will be reunited one day.
Rhondi OrgeronGonzales, LA
"He makes all things new"
An act of love this was.
Michela Stroderd CamelLafayette, LA
Soo sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of you and just know I am here if needed. Love you all.
What a blessing your son was. Freinds and family will miss him however I pray there is comfort in knowing he will be be w many other loved ones in heaven.
Sharon MooreBaton Rouge,