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Jane "Dean" Eldine Fontenot

July 28, 1940 ~ June 16, 2019 (age 78)

MAMOU-Funeral Services will be held at an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou on Friday, June 21, 2019, for Jane Eldine “Dean” Fontenot, 78, who passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Mamou, LA.

Father Billy Massie, Pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct all funeral services.

Inurnment will take place in New St. Ann’s Mausoleum.

Jane Eldine “Dean” Fontenot was born in Mamou, LA on July 28, 1940 to Edwin and Bessie Fusilier.  Dean was a lifelong resident of Reddell, LA.  She enjoyed reading, visiting friends, the beach, painting, coloring, and flower gardening.  Dean was known for keeping all sorts of tools in her trunk just in case she saw or found something interesting that she wanted to pick up or dig out of the ground from the side of the road while she was driving around.  Dean’s greatest love was the love she had for God and her family.  Many beautiful memories were made on their family trips to Holly Beach, where they spent time crabbing - boiled crabs were one of her favorite meals.  Dean & Verbis took their family on several adventurous family vacations. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves behind to cherish her wonderful memories her three daughters, Linda Sylvester and husband Kent of Carencro, Dorothy Fontenot and husband Black Berzas of Reddell, and Theresa Ducote and husband Nolan of Hessmer; brother, Carl Fusilier of Reddell; six grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Jane “Dean” is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Bessie Fusilier and the father of her 3 children, Verbis Fontenot.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Friday at 10:30 AM until time of service. 

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Fontenot family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Mamou, LA is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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