Joshua Thompson Guidry
1986 - 2021
BORN
1986
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Rhodes Funeral Home - Washington Avenue
3933 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA
Joshua Thompson Guidry, a New Orleans Fire Department firefighter, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July 10, 2021, at the age of 35. Joshua was born March 21, 1986, in New Orleans, LA. Son of Robert Ray Guidry, Sr. and Eula Thompson Guidry. Devoted partner of Rhenada Naquin and proud father to be of baby boy Guidry due in October. Brother of Mhakea Guidry LaMotte (Kelly) and Beau Guidry (Kimberly). Loving Uncle of Cruz Lennox LaMotte, Kai Easton LaMotte, Xavier Cael Guidry and Zoe Dell Guidry. Nephew of Arthur Lee Guidry. Honorary Lil brother of Terrel McMurray. Joshua was preceded in death by grandparents: Alphonse M. Thompson, Jr. and Annie Dell Thompson, Millard Guidry, and Grace Hebert Guidry. Joshua leaves a host of cousins and lifelong friends to cherish his memory. A native of New Orleans, Joshua moved to Houston, TX at an early age. He graduated from Clearview High School and attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA. The family returned to New Orleans after Katrina to restore the Thompson family home. While in New Orleans, Joshua worked as a mental health tech for University Hospital. He was an avid fisherman, loved the outdoors and enjoyed cooking. He was an actor and a member of SAG Aftra (Screen Actors Guild) having appeared in NCIS: New Orleans (2014), Acid Test (2017) and Queen Sugar (2016). However, he found his calling when he joined the NOFD in 2017 and was assigned to Station 8 on Florida Ave. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo The Great/ St. Raymond Catholic Church, 2916 Paris Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. Interment: Private, Burial will be at a later date. As mandated by the State of Louisiana due to COVID-19 pandemic, attendance is limited. Everyone is required to adhere to all restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing. Please send all donations to: https://www.gofundme.com%2ff%2ffire-fighter-josh-guidrys-family-fund or https://www.gofundme.com%2ff%2fhelp-fire-fighters-fianc-with-expenses. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.



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Published by The Times-Picayune from Jul. 17 to Jul. 24, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
24
Visitation
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.
St. Leo The Great/ St. Raymond Catholic Church
2916 Paris Ave, New Orleans, LA
Jul
24
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
St. Leo The Great/ St. Raymond Catholic Church
2916 Paris Ave, New Orleans, LA
Funeral services provided by:
Rhodes Funeral Home - Washington Avenue
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I am so sad for your family. I'm so sorry for the loss of Josh. I think of him as a kid riding around the neighborhood and sometimes showing up at our house to play with Armie. I pray that God will comfort your family. With love and sympathy.
Lauretta Lewis
Friend
July 26, 2021
Deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Guidry-Thompson family for the passing of Joshua. Cherish those special memories and I hope you can find solace that Joshua has returned home to God. Ms. Eula, the emptiness in your heart with God´s mercy will help you through this painful loss. I am thinking of you during this difficult time and may God´s love comfort you and your family in prayer.
Lynda Price Blair
Work
July 25, 2021
Corine
July 23, 2021
Damien Larkins
July 23, 2021
Unique Cheatham and Family
July 22, 2021
Allie and Gabbi Feldman
July 22, 2021
Hello, I know you probably don't know me well. I'm a friend of Jeff Jerz. I've hung out Josh a few times over the years and he was always friendly and welcoming. I just wanted to offer my condolences and let you know that I'm praying for Josh and your family. Best wishes!
Robert Dechant
Family
July 21, 2021
Deeply sorry for your loss your in my prayers
Kathryn Davis Taylor
July 21, 2021
Brandon Watkins
July 21, 2021
Ray and Eula, we are sending our deepest heartfelt condolence to you and the family.
ALVIN & MARY COOLEY
Friend
July 21, 2021
Prayers going up for this sweet soul. Josh was a great person with a big heart that would help anyone. My heart breaks for his family and mother of his child. May God bless you all and comfort you all during this difficult time. Love you Eula and Mr. Ray Guidry
Brandy Cooper Smith
Friend
July 21, 2021
To the family, may his fond memories be forever embedded in your heart. Prayers a d condolences to the family.
Vanessa Du Vernay
Family
July 20, 2021
My deepest Condolences to Josh's family. Josh was a loving, respectful and beautiful spirit. My heart goes out to his family. May God strength you all. It was a honor knowing this young man.
Terry A Willis
July 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Love you Mhakea and family.
Tamica Ward
Friend
July 19, 2021
Floyd and Clem Booker
July 19, 2021
Oh, sweet Eula!! My heart is broken for you and your family. God is close to the brokenhearted, and I know he is with you now. I will continue to pray for mercy on your family. I have so much love for you!!
Kristy Tankersley
Friend
July 19, 2021
Our condolences to you and the family. Our path crossed many years ago with the joy of bringing in our first born. So it´s a difficult time being on the opposite side of that. Please know we love you all and we´re here if you need us. We pray that the Lord will strengthen and comfort you and give you peace
Ken and. Shirley Burns
Friend
July 19, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Beverly S Jackson
July 18, 2021
Josh you are the most beautiful human being I´ve ever met. From Day one you were solid and never changed. I know you´re in a much better place because God had other plans for you. You´ll forever live in my heart. Rest peacefully friend. I love you
Rachelle
Friend
July 18, 2021
Sending our sincerest condolences and prayers knowing that the angels met Josh where God is.
Shannon Sims
July 18, 2021
Rachel Alexander-Grimes
July 17, 2021
The family have my deepest condolences. Love you all. You are in my prayers.
Michael White
July 17, 2021
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