Gloria Veronica Andrepont Fontenot, 72, of Ragley, LA, died on All Saints Day, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in her residence.
Born July 9, 1939 in Acadia Parish, LA, Mrs. Fontenot was a 1957 graduate of Church Point High School, where she won a state championship for her singing. She moved to Lake Charles in 1962, moved to Moss Bluff in 1984, and then to Ragley, where she has lived for the past fourteen years. She was a previous member of St. Henry Catholic Church and St. Theodore Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir, served as a lay minister, and taught Catechism at both churches. She was most recently a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and sewing, and was always the happiest while tending to her many babies (human or animal). She will be most remembered as a loving wife and mother, and as a devoted woman of God.
Mrs. Fontenot is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Rayford Joseph Fontenot; four sons; Casimir "Cas" Fontenot, Cornel Fontenot, Craig Fontenot, and Corey Fontenot; four daughters, Anastasia Rose Gallien, Darleen Ezernack, Rachel Phillips, and Virginia Lewis; brothers, Burton Andrepont and Berchman Andrepont; two sisters, Wiena Terracina and Margaret Simon; and nineteen grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Lorena LeBleu Andrepont; and brother, Burlick Andrepont.
Her funeral service will be at 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Father Whitney Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Donations in her name can be made to the Catholic charity of choice.