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Dorothy Fontenot

September 17, 1920 — October 20, 2017

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VILLE PLATTE- Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM for Dorothy "Dot" Fontenot, 97, at First Baptist Church of Ville Platte on Monday, October 23, 2017, who passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Pastor Kevin West of First Baptist Church of Ville Platte will be conducting the funeral services.

Rite of Committal will take place at Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ms. Dot was a longtime educator and worked with Ville Platte Head Start for almost 50 years. She loved crossword puzzles, reading, sewing and embroidering. Ms. Dot was a member of First Baptist Church of Ville Platte.

Her memories will live on through her family. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Vidrine and husband Wayne of Ville Platte; sons, Ernest Charles Fontenot, Jr and wife Judy of Lafayette and James E. Fontenot and wife Jane of Scott; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Dot is preceded in death by her parents, Lorenza and Johnye Lafleur; husband, Ernest Charles Fontenot, Sr.; son, Ricky Fontenot; daughter, Debra Fontenot; sister, Margaret Landreneaux; brother, John Lafleur; and grandson, Ben Vidrine.

The family request that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume Monday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

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

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


Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Monday, October 23, 2017
8:00 AM until time of service


Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Monday, October 23, 2017
10:00 AM


Evangeline Memorial Cemetery
Hwy 29
Ville Platte, LA  70586
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