Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Yvonne Guillory Fontenot at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 17, 2018, at St. Landry Catholic Church. Father Gary Schexnayder will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will take place at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Opelousas. Musical selections will be performed by Abegail Caffery.
Mrs. Fontenot, age 95, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Yvonne was a member of the Opelousas Garden Club, the Catholic Daughter's Association and was an associate member of the Opelousas Elks Club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Larry J. Fontenot and wife, Peggy Hollier Fontenot; her nieces, Elaine Frederick, Harriet Taylor, Gail Duncan, Heidi Scherer and her nephews, Cyril Speyrer, Chris Taylor, Carl Scherer, Stephen Scherer, Eric Scherer, Greg Scherer and Nelwyn Taylor. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Marcel Fontenot and wife, Cindy; Chad Fontenot and wife, Amy; Amy Trahan and husband, Barry; Roy H. Fontenot, II and wife, Jeanelle and Stacey Caffery and husband, Randel and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Fontenot; her parents, Alex J. Guillory and Agnes Roy Guillory; her son, Roy H. Fontenot; her brother, Alex James Guillory and her sisters, Vernon Speyrer and Verna Mae Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Marcel Fontenot, Chad Fontenot, Barry Trahan, Noah Fontenot, Steven Scherer and Roy H. Fontenot.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM and reopen on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 8:00 AM until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday evening at 6:30 PM by Deacon Dwayne Joubert.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
To the family and friends of Mrs Yvonne. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jehovah God knows our heart can be “broken and crushed by such a lost. (Ps. 51:17) He certainly wants to help us deal with this situation, for “he is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” (Ps. 147:3) Even in severe situations, God can bring relief to a stricken heart.
The Bible speaks of a promise at Rev 21:3-4 of a time when there will be no more tears, or pain or even mourning because death will be done away with. I look forward to this. You can too. You can learn more about this hope at jw.org.
Again, I am so very sorry for your loss,
Michelle JohnsonOpelousas, LA