Helen Emily Benezech Guillot passed away peacefully on November 20, 2019 at her family home. She was born August 15, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Helen Day and Edward P. Benezech. She grew up in Jackson Barracks, and moved to Arabi, Louisiana, at the age of 16. Helen graduated from St. Maurice Grammar School and Holy Angels Academy. She attended Rabouin Business College and later graduated from Loyola University.
In 1951, she married Alvin W. “Buddy” Guillot, and they enjoyed 55 years of marriage before his death in 2006. Helen was an active member of her community including Suburban Womans’ Club, Green Thumb Garden Club, and St. Bernard Historical Society.
Helen was preceded in death by her grandparents Camille and Xavier Benezech, Emily Owens Day and Frank Pomeroy Day, her parents, husband, daughter Tracy Day Guillot, and her brothers, Edward (Katherine) and Shelby (Shirley) Benezech. She is survived by her son Steven W. Guillot, Sr. (Gail), her daughter Renée Guillot Gillen, grandchildren Steven W. Guillot, Jr., Amanda Guillot (Daniel Stanley), Laura Gillen Parker (J.D.), great grandchildren Christian, Enjolie, Paris, and Iliana, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Helen was young at heart and in spirit. She was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
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