Janis Katherine Guillory Fontana

January 30, 1948 ~ January 24, 2024

Janis Katherine Guillory Fontana, 75, of Lake Charles passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in a local healthcare facility following a brief illness.

Janis was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School and Demmon’s Beauty School. She worked for Mrs. Abate’s Salon for a short while. She then began at Gaidry’s Men’s Wear where she will be well remembered for her seventeen years behind the counter. Janis enjoyed square dancing with her husband and their club during their younger years. She looked forward to Friday date nights, a tradition she and her husband began in the 70’s; Steamboat Bill’s being amongst her favorite outing. She was a great cook and loved to tell you how good her dishes were! She will be most remembered for her love and devotion to her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of fifty-six years, Joseph Vincent Fontana; daughter, Michelle Hart; three grandchildren, Christopher Hart and wife Jessica, Corey Hart and wife Arrianne and Emily Guillory and husband Alex; five great grandchildren, Temperance Hart, Dominic Hart, Carter Hart, Colby Hart and Blayke Guillory; two sisters, Janie Smith and husband Gregory of New Iberia and Joan LoConte of Portland, OR and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Peter Joseph Fontana; son-in-law, Bubba Hart; parents, Eustis Joseph Guillory and Theresa Opry Guillory and a sister, Judith Marie Taggart.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Monday January 29, 2024 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Father Ruben Buller will officiate. Interment services will follow at Prien Memorial Park. Visitation Sunday will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary service beginning at 6:00 PM in the funeral home.


Visitation: Sunday, January 28, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Sunday, January 28, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Monday, January 29, 2024
10:00 am

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. So sorry for the loss of my longtime friend. Joesph this will be a great loss for you. Your faith will guide you through. All my love,,,Shirley Shaw🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏✝️✝️✝️

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