Zoe Sofia Guillen
Zoe Sofia Guillen
  • May 2, 1924 - March 25, 2017
  • Marrero, Louisiana

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Zoe Sofia Montepeque de Guillen, 92, of Guatemala, passed away peacefully in her sleep while accompanied by her daughters at 11:00 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Our Lady of Wisdom HealthCare Center in New Orleans Louisiana. She was born on May 2, 1924 in Guatemala to Vincenta Estrada de Montepeque and Francisco Montepeque. She married Colonel Abraham Guillen Solis, on May 27, 1945.

She is survived by her children Julio Cesar Guillen, Gloria Cabrera, Sofia Medina, Rebecca Guillen, Sylvia Erales, and Eva Lynch; and also by her 17 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren, and her extended family and friends in both Guatemala and New Orleans.

Zoe Sofia’s husband and one son, Lionel Guillen preceded her in death.

Mama Sofi was a loving person who was very active in her community and made all feel very welcome at her table. She was a good cook and has patiently passed on her recipes. She was a nurse and midwife.

The visitation is from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Lake Lawn Funeral Home in Metairie, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd New Orleans LA. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 1, 2017, also at the Lake Lawn Funeral Home. Private family burial will be held at a later date in Guatemala City, Guatemala.