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Bernice Fontenot

May 23, 1924 — March 4, 2020


EUNICE~ In loving memory of Bernice Fontenot, who sadly passed away on the morning of March 04, 2020 at Eunice Manor at the age of 95.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 05, 2020 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery in Lanse’ Meg with Father Sensat celebrant.

The homemaker, Bernice devoted herself to her home and family. In addition to serving her family, she was a seamstress, loved gardening, and wood working as well as a member of the Cajun Ladies Dance Group of Church Point.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her especially her children, Windell Manuel and wife, Karen of Madison, MS, Randy Manuel and wife, Trina of Houston, TX; step-son, Neal Fontenot and wife, Anna of Mamou; a daughter, Linda Manuel Higginbotham of Eunice; step daughter, Melba Gollott and husband, Don of Houston; seven grandchildren, Todd Manuel, Kyle Manuel, Mary Manuel, Kevin Manuel, Sherry Manuel, Eddie Higginbotham and Sandy Leger; two step grandchildren, Christina Haston and Robin Dillard; thirteen great grandchildren and five step great grandchildren; three great great  grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Murphy Manuel and Gilbert Fontenot; her parents, Avio and Onesta Fontenot; brothers, Leo, Sydney and Evanus Fontenot; sister, Emily Catoire and son-in-law, Ray Higginbotham.

At the request of the family, visitation will held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Thursday, March 5th from 9:00 am until time of services.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.

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