Feb. 26, 2021

Mary Lee Guillot, 85, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away Feb. 26, 2021, and into the joyful arms of her heavenly family.

Mary Lee was an independent, modern woman for her time.  A graduate of LSU, she had a fulfilling career as a teacher, both in private and public schools as well as teaching English to new immigrants.  She especially enjoyed her years of teaching young children in the Bayou.  She rose to the rank of Principal at Baton Rouge Magnet High School in the ‘80s.

She was active in her church and many civic and charitable organizations throughout her life. Mary Lee was larger than life as she entertained people with her fabulous, funny, one-of-a-kind stories about her life’s adventures, many from her time teaching in the Bayou.  She had a dramatic style that was uniquely her own.  It was always a treat to be in her company, because there was always laughter.

Mary Lee is survived by her sister, Norma “Betsy” Roark, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; nephew, Frank Roark (wife Angela Roark), Winter Park, Fla.; nieces, Rebecca Wall (husband Toby Wall), Ormond Beach, Fla., Holly Roark (husband Ira Gordon), Longwood, Fla., Erin Roark (husband Steve Rinker), Cocoa, Fla.; and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Guillot and Norma Hill Guillot, Msgr. Leo Guillot; her brother and sister, Mildred Guillot CSJ, her sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Thomas More Catholic Church Thursday, March 11 at nooh.  Inurnment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers, please hug your loved ones and say a prayer of thanks and gratitude to the Almighty. The family of Mary Lee wishes to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who added joy to her life.   Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at