Patricia Ann Guillot was born February 12, 1951 in Dothan, Alabama to Robert Miller Guillot and his wife Patty Shirley Guillot. She grew up in Vestavia, attended Berry High School and then graduated from the University of Alabama where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She received a degree in Merchandising. She died peacefully in her sleep on February 10, 2014 at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee.
She is survived by her brother Robert (Bobby) Guillot and his wife, Kazuko Minokami and her sister Lynne Guillot-Marquet and her husband Jean-Pierre Marquet all of Brooklyn, NY. She will be greatly missed by her beloved nephews, Wiley Guillot, Etienne Guillot-Marquet and Charles Guillot- Marquet. Her extended Shirley Family had a special place in her heart. She will also be greatly missed by her friend, Ron Stratton, and her many lifelong friends.
Patti worked as a buyer for Richs, Parisians, Steinmart and Goody's. Patti enjoyed genealogy and being with all of her cousins. She loved family stories and was thrilled to become a member of the General Sumter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She also worked diligently on the fundraisers each year for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and her creativity with the decorations was greatly admired.
A celebration of Patti's life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Seminary Street, Florence, with the graveside immediately following at Florence City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; 355 Trace Lane, Knoxville, Tenn. or General Sumter Chapter DAR; c/o 2356 River Grand Drive, Birmingham, Ala. 35243.