EUNICE~ With heavy hearts and great sadness the family announces the passing of Betty Fontenot, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 at the Jeff Davis Living Center in Jennings with her loving family by her side. She was 82. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery with Deacon Gary Gaudin officiating.
Betty was homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. She will be remembered for her unconditional love she had for her children, family and her love she had for music and dancing. Loved by everyone, she never met a stranger. Her warm smile and great hugs will be missed. Betty was a dedicated mother who treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She will be missed dearly by her seven children, Roland Fontenot, Sr. and wife, Vickie of Basile, Junior Fontenot of Basile, David Fontenot of Jennings, Randy Fontenot and wife, Rachel of Basile, Audrey Deason and Becky Benoit both of Basile and Yvonne Bart and husband, Junior Bart of Lafayette. She especially loved her role as MawMaw to eighteen grandchildren, thirty six great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister, Anna Lee Thibodeaux of Eunice; as well as extended family and friends. Our world has been forever blessed because this precious angel graced our lives.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lindberg Fontenot, Sr; daughter, Janet Darlene Fontenot; parents, Elias and Mamie LaCombe Blanchard; siblings, LeRoy and Rodney Blanchard and Vergie Richard.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Saturday, January 11th from 1:00 pm until time of services on Sunday. Deacon Gary Gaudin will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Saturday.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
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