VILLE PLATTE- Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM for Ms. Juelene Howell Fontenot, 87, at Ardoin's Funeral Home on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Mrs. Fontenot passed away at her residence on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Deacon Gene LeBouef will be conducting the funeral services.
Pastor Everett McCollum will be conducting a service at 2:00 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church in Dry Creek on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
A native of Dry Creek, Ms. Juelene was once employed at Ardoin's Funeral Home as a pre-need agent. She was a licensed beautician and florist. Ms. Juelene was known for her floral work at Best Flowers and Gift Shop. Everyone who knew her called her "MaMaw" and she was everyone's best friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Her memories will live on through her family. She is survived by her sons, Van Deshotels and wife Cathy of Dry Creek, and Steven Brose Fontenot of Breaux Bridge; brothers, Russell Lowell Howell of Beaumont, Texas and John Henry Howell of Dry Creek; sisters, Lorene Howell McCollum of Trinity, Texas and Vondell Howell Tyler of Port Neches, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-granchildren with one great grandchild on the way.
Julene is preceeded in death by her husband's David Deshotels and Brose Joseph Fontenot; parents, Charles and Nettie Howell, brothers, James Edward Howell, CW Howell, Fred Howell and JD "Joe" Howell; sister, Varina Mitchell and granddaughter, Kasha Robin Fontenot.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 9:00 AM until time of service.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.