MAMOU – Funeral services will be held at a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, for Terry Gene Fontenot, 75, who passed away on September 30, 2018 in Mamou, LA.
Father Matthew Hebert will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct funeral services.
Entombment will take place in New St. Ann’s Mausoleum.
Terry was born in Ville Platte, LA on November 5, 1942 to Clifton Fontenot and Ida Soileau Fontenot. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Terry worked in the oilfield for many years. After retiring from the oilfield, he went on to drive a school bus in the Mamou area. As any true Cajun he loved celebrating Mardi Gras. Terry enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He would get together twice a week with his friends to play cards. His true love was the love he had for his family.
He enjoyed spending time and making memories with them. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Florence Darbonne Fontenot, three children, Michelle Kidder and husband Troy of Mamou, Dawn Pierrotti of Mamou, and Brian Pierrotti and wife Kimberly of Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren, Devin and Khloe Kidder, Kagen Pierrotti, and Cullen and Bentley Pierrotti; and brother, Gerald Fontenot and wife Babs of Maurice.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Ida Soileau Fontenot; and nephew, Matthew Daspit.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. A rosary will be recited by Deacon Gary Gaudin on Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM.
Family and friends may leave condolences for the Fontenot family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements.
Prayers to Mrs. Flo and the family. We love all of you and pray for strength at this time. He will be missed dearly! He was always smiling or looking to make someone smile! Great memories:t"aking a little dip", banging them knuckles for Booray, and yelling "Shotgun!" at the TV.....I beg him and Ronnie are playing cards tonight!💗
Shannen HarperCarencro, LA
Mr. Terry was a wonderful person. He was always smiling or looking to make someone else smile. When I heard of his passing, my first thought was that there was going to be a big Booray game that night. I'm sure my dad was glad to see him. I have wonderful childhood memories of Mr. Terry. Him coming home to "take a lil dip" in the pool or yelling "Shotgun" at those Cowboys. He will be missed. Prayers to Mrs. Flo and the family. We love you guys!
Shannen Deshotel-HarperCarencro, LA
So sorry for your lost
BOB CharlieVan Hore, TX
My deepest sympathies to the family, especially Cousin Gerald. My heart hurts for you. God Bless.
Donna Reed HarperMetairie, LA
RIP Terry Jean....May God welcome you with open arms...and comfort your family with a loving embrace.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Pam DevilleEunice, LA
Our hearts are hurting with yours at the loss of your special loved one. Terry was such a loving and kind person. Please know that we are praying for all of you during this very difficult time. We know that God promises never to leave us or forsake us. We pray that you are extremely aware of His loving presence to uphold you, strengthen you and give you peace.
Butch and Judi ValentineLexington, SC
Gerald, Flo and all of Terry's family, I was so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. As a young girl growing up, Terry, Gerald and their mom and dad were our neighbors living across the street from us. May Terry rest in peace and comfort in the arms of our Lord.
Jenny Deshotels Cagledenham springs, LA
My thought and prayers go out to Mr Terry's family he was a great man that will for sure be missed
Jim CowardMamou, LA
Our sincere condolences to Florence and the entire family. We will miss seeing Terry at the family celebrations at Babs and Gerald’s during the holidays. Rest In Peace, Terry. 🙏🏻 💔
Charlotte and Richard DesHotelsBaton Rouge, LA
Thinking and praying for all of you, especially for our Uncle Gerald, he loves his brother! <3
Tate and Sarah (DesHotels) TullierAustin, TX
On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.
Ardoin's Funeral HomeMamou, LA
Thoughts& prayers go out to family during this very difficult time✝️Beg& Bill McBride
Bll@ Bev McBrideMamou, LA