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Mary Fontenot

May 25, 1925 — August 29, 2015

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EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Mary Nell Miller Fontenot announces her passing on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Acadian Medical Center at the age of 90. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Duralde. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father David Hebert Celebrant.

Mary was born on May 25, 1925, second of seven children, to parents, Dominic and Leontine Klumpp Miller of Tee-Mamou. A homemaker and farmers wife, Mary was devoted to her family and her church, Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary in Duralde where she co-leaded the prayer-line. She enjoyed crocheting, reading prayer books, studying genealogy, crossword puzzles, and talking about family connections with anyone who would listen. She loved decorating for holidays and collecting tea sets. Mary was a model of self sacrifice, caring for her husband and son in their home during lengthy illnesses. She was predictable and fair; birthday cards, anniversary gifts, blankets, doilies, and tea sets were distributed with love to all. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her especially her sons, J.D. Fontenot and wife, Dianna, and Joel Fontenot and wife, Julie, all of Duralde; her siblings, Gertis Bergeaux of Jennings, Lillie LeJeune of Iota, Louella Holmes of Kinder, Lubert Miller of Crowley, and Gibson Miller of Iota; 12 grandchildren, Scotty, Todd, Stephanie, Michael, Dexter Fontenot, Chris Fontenot, Denise Gradney, Candace Granger, Rachel Manuel, Leah Trahan, Kevin Fontenot, and John Eric Fontenot; 33 great grandchildren; and a 1st great-great granddaughter on the way; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Morel "Black" Fontenot; sons, Richard Dean Fontenot and infant James Dewey Fontenot; sister, Clara Miller; and infant great grandson, Chadrick Gradney.

At the request of the family visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Monday, August 31st from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, September 1st at Annuciation Catholic Church in Duralde from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at Ardoin's Funeral Home at 6:30 pm Monday evening by Deacon Jim Cormier.

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


Ardoins Funeral Home
1301 W Laurel Ave.
Eunice, LA  70535
Monday, August 31, 2015

Annunciation Catholic Church of Duralde
4476 Duralde Hwy
Eunice, LA  70535
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
8:00 am until Services


Mass of Christian Burial

Annunciation Catholic Church
4476 Duralde Hwy
Eunice, LA  70535
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
11:00 am


Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel
1301 W. Laurel Ave.
Eunice, LA  70535
Monday, August 31, 2015
6:30 pm


St. Augustine Mausoleum
2717 Dr. Bobby Deshotel Ave.
Basile, LA  70515
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