Cheryl A. Fontenot

August 5, 1952 ~ November 7, 2010

Cheryl A. Fontenot, age 58, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010, at her residence in Sulphur.

She was a homemaker. Cheryl was very proud to be a Breast Cancer survivor. Preceding her in death was her husband, Joseph C. Fontenot, I; a son, Joseph C. Fontenot, II; a sister, Sonja Arnaud; and her parents, Leslie and Grace Arnaud.

Survivors include her daughter, Regina Fontenot; a sister, Gloria Arnaud; two brothers, Leslie P. Arnaud and wife, Beverly, and David Arnaud and wife, Shelby; and three grandchildren, Tabitha, Crissa, and Bubba.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home. Pastor O.B. Marsh will officiate. Burial will follow in LeBleu Cemetery in Chloe. The visitation will be held that day beginning at 11 a.m. until time of service.

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  1. Born an angel,left a saint.Your days here may not have been the sweetest,but the life you lived certainly was.May you rest high on that mountain until we meet again!!

  2. Cheryl and I have been friends for most of our lives. After meeting her for the first time I knew she would make a wonderfully loyal life long friend, and I was right. I don't recall ever hearing her say one negative thing about anyone. She had a sweet spirit and a positive attitude no matter what experiences she had to endure. She really loved her family and missed the ones that went on before her just as I know she too will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing that her grief and pain in life has ended and she is now in Heaven with Cliff and little Joe.

  3. Cheryl is now with our Lord,no more pain,and walking in peaceful gardens. We will miss her,but we all have special memories to cherish. God Bless the family,during this difficult time. Amen.

  4. Cheryl was a special lady and I am really going to miss her. She always called me Mama Doris and I will miss that too. When she and Cliff flew to Oregon for the Race for the Cure, she was scared to fly and I told her, Cheryl, just look out the window at the soft clouds and know that your angels are there watching out for you. I am flying to Wyoming for Thanksgiving and I will be looking out the window and knowing that Cheryl and Cliff are there with their Baby Joe watching over me. Mama Doris

  5. Cheryl was a very special lady. Ever since I've known her she always made everyone around her feel special. She was a wonderful friend, who will be missed. Her kindness and love of others will live own.

  6. Dear Regina and Family,And Gloria and Family,I just want to say how sorry I am about the loose of your Mother and Sister. I came to know Cheryl on the Breast Cancer support group site and then late joined her and others from the group on Facebook. That is where Cheryl then introduced me to you Gloria. We all became good friends playing the silly games on FB and staying in touch on the support group site. I never got to meet Cheryl face to face but I did come to love her very much as a dear friend. I will truly miss her. I'm glad she didn't have to linger and suffer any longer than she did. That really worried me when Doris first told me how bad she was. My heart and prayers go out to you all, her family while you deal with the difficult days ahead. Rest assured; Your Mother, Grandmother and Sister loved you all very much. She talked about you all all the time. 😉 RIP, my dear friend, Cheryl. Gone but will never be for gotten!!! 🙂

  7. I am a better person for having known Cheryl. She had the biggest smile and the biggest heart. How wonderful it was to spend time with her at Komen Races. I know she is in a better place now with her beloved Cliff and baby Joey, and has taken her rightful place in God's heaven.

  8. I first met Cheryl in the Breast cancer group. I am so happy that when she took her first and only plane ride that she was able to stay with me and my husband. We enjoyed many laughs that weekend and I will always remember her. She was a special lady. I know she is happy to be reunited with Cliff and Joe. I will miss you dear friend

  9. I have known Cheryl for a long time..A precious lady and she ALWAYS had a smile! I shall be forever grateful to her for being such a great prayer warrior on behalf of my nephew when he was battling colon cancer. I know she will be missed, but she had never gotten over the loss of her beloved Cliff, and she loved her Savior..she let that be known to that's our great comfort, she is with Him and the rest of her family now. love and prayers to all who mourn her loss. pat picou

  10. I love you. I'm going miss you so much all our talk I couldn't ask for a better. Mom you was alway there for. Me you are with my dad now tell him I love him you will be miss but never forgotten.Love you always your daughter Regina

  11. I met Cheryl on a craft list and she was a special person. She always had a kind word for everyone. I am sure she is very happy to be with Cliff now, she missed him so much. She will be greatly missed.

  12. I met Cheryl on an online craft group and always enjoyed her e-mails.. I know y'all are really going to miss her, and I extend my sympathy to each of you… She is an angel looking out for all of us… Sherry F.

  13. I met Cheryl on line, craft group and weight loss group. I will never forget her inspiring spirit regardless of what came her way. I know she is dancing with her family in the presence of the Lord. I will miss her postings.

  14. I met Cheryl over 10 years ago on an online Christian group. I could tell right away how special she was and we became friends. Even though we never met in person, my life was honestly touched by her sweetness and her sincere love for God. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing and send my sincere condolances to all her friends and family.

  15. I met Cheryl through an online group. Her messages there had a profound affect on me. She loved the Lord and had complete faith in Him. Her family was the most important thing in the world to her. Even when she had bad times, she lifted others up. Cheryl , you will be sorely missed. You were a Prayer Warrior!

  16. I never met Cheryl in person, but knew her from a Breast Cancer Survivor list. I loved her humor and her stories about her family, especially Cliff. She is with him now and without pain and at peace with the Lord.She was a special lady. She was well loved.

  17. I was so sorry to hear about Cheryls passing. May she rest in peace now and no more suffering. I am praying fro the family and may the Lord be with you all. Prayes Pat

  18. I will miss Cheryl's laughter and her kind heart. I know she is happy to be with Cliff and little Joe at last, and she'll be waiting for us, too, with a big grin on her face! I first met Cheryl at several Komen Races for the Cure, and she later flew (for the first and only time in her life) to be with her breast cancer sisters at a race in Oregon. Goodbye, my friend. Rest in peace. Susan Nalbandian (4BCSurvivors group) I mailed a card to Tabitha's address today with a check to help with funeral expenses.

  19. Nannie was a very amazing lady she will be miss by so many of us.She was always there for people no matter what.She was a wonderful person to be around I will miss her so much.I love you Nannie and will never for get you always in my hart and thoughts.Tell Poppy and Daddy that I love them

  20. Only knew Cheryl from the breast cancer e-mail list, butI could tell she was a fighter.She was always so upbeat, sheencouraged me in my fight.

  21. Their are many favorite memories. But I think the one that stands out for me is when we met in Oregon. It was Cheryl and Cliff's first plane ride. Although she was scared she wanted to come so very much, that she was able to set that fear aside. We had the best time. Your Mom was a special lady and she knew where she was going when she left you. This is something she wrote for my Mom when we lost her. It always meant a lot to me.lala and family i am so sorry for your loss .I didnt know her personally but by listening to lala about her mom and now reading all these who sign the guestbook brought tears to my eyes i seen she was very much loved lady and she was mom to them all thta how i use to say about my mom to the family thta was waiting for her as she enter the celeste shores of heaven when those gates open there was jesus and all her loved ones clapping their hands to welcome her home and when jesus seen her he just took her in his arms and said oh my child welcome home you are finally home and than he looks at mom and she has that tear in her eye and he said my precious precious child why you have that tear in your eye and she said oh jesus i am so happy to be back home and touching you my lord seeing your face and all my love ones who are here but i had to leave my babies and my sweet grandkids behind with all my very very much loved family he said come see and he brought her to the place he had for her he said see you can still watch over your family right here and you will help me to prepare a place for them and one day you will all be together again and than there will be no more seperations you will live forever .so if you feel a breeze touching your cheeks that mom blowing a kiss to you from is with jesus now but one day we will all be together again in paradise forever. ~ cheryl fontenot, lake charles, Louisiana

  22. We will always remember Ms. Cheryl with her smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. The Drug Store staff.

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