Theda Rose Johnson Fontenot

August 14, 1921 ~ September 22, 2010

Theda Rose Johnson Fontenot, 89, of Lake Charles, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in the comfort of her daughters home.

Mrs. Fontenot was born, raised and educated in Oakdale, LA and was a graduate of Oakdale High School. She has lived the passed sixty years in Lake Charles. She was an avid sports fan, especially of tennis and football. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, gatherings of family and friends and her grandchildren. She will be most remembered for her "sweet spirit", her faith and her love and devotion to her family.

Mrs. Fontenot was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church, Women's Missions and was formerly a Sunday school teacher.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Jerry Woolman of Lake Charles; two grandsons, Douglas Burguieres and wife Cindy and Steven Burguieres and wife Karen, all of Lake Charles; four great- grandchildren, Kaitlin, Benjamin, Brady and Marissa; one step- grandchild, Susan James and husband Brian of Coppell, TX; two step- great- grandchildren, Grayson and Avery James; one brother, Billy Johnson and wife Diane of Tuscaloosa, AL; two sisters, Jackie Stone and husband Ralph of Baton Rouge and Dorothy Parsons of Hague, VA; one sister- in- law, Daisy Fontenot of Lake Charles; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Carl Fontenot.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 25, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Steve James will officiate. Interment will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation Friday will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and will continue Saturday from 8:00 AM until the time of service in the funeral home.

Pallbearers for services will be Douglas Burguieres, Steve Burguieres, Mark Brevelle, Ronnie Strother, Darrell Strother and Arvie Young.

Donations may be made to Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, 7200 Desiard Street, Monroe, LA, 71203.

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  1. I am deeply saddened to hear of Theda Rose's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during the sad time. I have fond memories of what a beautiful lady she was and I learned, by the hardest, from her and my Aunt Bernice how to sew.

  2. I thought Raymond Fontenothad to be the luckiest man alive to have such a beautiful, wonderful wifeI was about 14 but then along came Jerry Lynn and I thought , surely I can not love my own children more than we love this little girlwhat great memories of a great lady!!

  3. We grew up across the street from the Fontenot's The street happened to be Hwy 165 Missouri P)acific Railroad a field then a road and then the Fontenots!!We loved them so much and thought we could not love more but then a baby arrived, Jerry Lynn!! Oh, what a wonderful addition. She was so beautiful and perfect!!! My brother and I could not stay away!!One day Theda called for me to come over and when I did , there was a snake in the path which she chopped in two with a shovel and about 100 little snakes skampered out in every direction!!! Oh My!After that I went over religiously , clad in my Dad's hip boots armed with a cane knife across Hwy. 165, Missouri Pacific rail road ,a field and a road and finally that precious baby, Jerry Lynn!! Theda was a wonderful person and I regret not being able to stay in touch due to illness of my husbandsMuch love to you allJoy Elaine

  4. What a woman of God. What precious memories I have of Mrs. Theda. May you find comfort and rejoice in knowing she is with her husband and our Lord. The family will continue to be in our prayers.Chester and Gail Vincent

  5. What a wonderful woman! I remember Ms. Theda and Mr. Raymond since I was a small child when my Dad, Mom (Margie John Gray) and Nanny (Veanie) would go and visit both of them. We would all have a wonderful time. I will miss Ms. Theda! Thanks for the memories. I am keeping you all in my thoughts prayers.

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