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Emily Charlie

February 26, 1936 — September 12, 2020

VILLE PLATTE- A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Monday, September 14, 2020 for Emily Guillory Charlie, 84, who passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

She will be laid to rest in Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

Emily Guillory Charlie was born in Vidrine, LA on February26, 1936 to Rene Sr. and Elise Ortego Guillory.  Emily was a wonderful seamstress who enjoyed making clothes for her children and grandchildren. When she was a young mother, she took in sewing for others and used the scrap material to make her children’s clothing and especially Easter dresses and outfits.  She would make anything from pajamas to a wedding dress. Her favorite sport to play in her youth was volleyball and she enjoyed dancing with dad. They were married 59 years. Her favorite song was “Matilda I cried and cried for you”. They danced beautifully together since they were very young. She enjoyed cooking holidays meals and working in her yard.  She enjoyed playing Pokeno, Bourrée, doing jigsaw puzzles, needle pointing and embroidery.  She will be fondly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her three daughters, Elizabeth Hynes and husband John of Holden, Monique LeBlanc and husband Kip of Zachary, and Michelle Conway and husband Wayland of League City, TX; her son, Charles “CC” Charlie, Jr.; her brother, Rene Guillory, Jr. of Pine Prairie; sister, Lou Anna Guillory of Carencro; 20 grandchildren, Christina, Nicole, Robert, Lucas, Hannah, Jeremy, Josiah, Jolene, Anthony, Melissa, Michael, Hannah, Jennifer, Nathan, Emily, Ethan, Megan, Danielle, Sarah, and Natalie; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Charles Charlie, Sr.; her parents, Rene and Elise Ortego Guillory; brother, Dalbis, A.J. and Efton; her sisters, Thelma Deshotel, Anna Belle Deshotel, Effie Ardoin, Beaulah Douget Ortego, and Vinnie Fontenot; and daughter in law, Pam Charlie.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Serving as Pallbearers are Wayne Ardoin, Robert Mason, Anthony Steele, Michael Charlie, Ethan LeBlanc, and Chad Vice

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Charlie family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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