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Dianna Manuel

January 14, 1947 — May 12, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Saturday, May 16, 2020, for Dianna Fontenot Manuel, 73, who passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Sugarland, TX surrounded by her loving family.

Father Blake Dubroc, associate pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

Dianna Fontenot Manuel was born on January 14, 1947 in Ville Platte, LA to Elmand Ray Fontenot and Una Tate Fontenot. Dianna was a kind, patient, and loving mother and grandmother.  She loved selflessly and was very hardworking. She was an amazing grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and visiting with her friends. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those that knew her.

Dianna is survived by her mother, Una Tate Fontenot; her daughter, Andrea Suarez of Sugarland, TX; son, Anthony Manuel of Ville Platte; grandchildren, Holden Manuel, Brenden Manuel, Lauren Manuel, Christian Suarez, and Ava Suarez; brothers, Dr. Gene Fontenot and wife Joanne and Mitch Fontenot and wife Jackie; and sister, Rita Smart and husband Anson.

She is preceded in death by her father, Elmand Fontenot.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  A rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Manuel family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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