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Lesbay Fontenot

December 29, 1931 — June 13, 2021


EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lesbay Fontenot announces his passing on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at  Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte with his loving family by his side at the age of 89. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm  on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice.  Entombment will follow in the New St. Ann Mausoleum with Deacon Chuck Ortego, officiating.

Lesbay served proudly in the United States Army. He was the owner of Fontenot’s Exterminating for sixty years and in his spare time he loved carpenter work.  He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him, especially his six children, Terry Fontenot and Jeannie of Eunice, Brenda F. Babineaux of Jennings, Curt Fontenot and Dwayne of Eunice, Damon Fontenot and Evette of Jennings, Mike Fontenot and Kayla Castro and Mario, Jr all of Eunice; his twelve grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine Granger Fontenot; parents, Claffy and Evelyn Naquin Fontenot; sisters, Ozelia Ortego, Bertha Soileau and Jerrie Granger.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoln’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Tuesday, June 15th from 2:00 pm until 9:00pm and again on Wednesday, June 16th from 8:00 am until time of services. Deacon Chuck Ortego will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guest book at

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

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