Former NAACP president honored

Lindbergh Guillory Sr. of Mamou was honored by St. Paul Baptist Church in Mamou Saturday, March 14, for his courageous act as the NAACP President during the Civil Rights era.

Guest speaker for the night was Prophetess Jerry Seriale of the Houston C.U.P. (Christian United People’s Center), Houston, Texas. Eva Shillow was mistress of ceremony. Willie Belton of Basile and Rev. Mack C. Guillory of Lake Charles, gave expressions on behalf of the honoree for his fearless acts and his determination to fulfill a vision to move forward with a plan for what was right for all of mankind. Remarks were given by Rev. Johnson, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, and Gervis LaFleur of Ville Platte. LaFleur and Guillory were the first members of the Ville Platte Negro High football team in 1949. Michael Latigue of Bayou Chicot and Ted Lavergne made presentations to Guillory on behalf of the church, along with Pastor Andrew and Barbara Guillory of Mamou. Guillory has been married to the former Jessie “Joyce” Simon for 48 years. He is the proud father of five children, Jennifer Guillory, Lindbergh Jr., Vanessa Guillory-Jones, Valarie Guillory-Deculus and Deyon Guillory. He has 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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