Frances Juliette "Shorty" Venable, 86, was called to her eternal resting place on May 9, 2020. She entered this world on January 31, 1934 in Opelousas, LA, born to Alex and Lima LaFleur.
She is survived by her son Carl Andrew "Andy" Fontenot and his wife Annette; her grandchildren, Jim Fontenot and his wife Stacey, Aaron Fontenot and his wife Erica, Matthew Fontenot, Cody Fontenot and his wife Erin, Stephanie Fontenot Simon and her husband Karl; her great grandchildren Coleton, Cullen, Ahnalyse, Kylie, Mackenzie, Alyssa, Aaron Jude, and Jaxon; her sisters Catherine St. Cyr, Annie Bidstrup, and Sandra Mistric; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husbands A.V. Fontenot and Roy Venable; her son James Keith Fontenot; her parents Alex and Lima Lafleur; her siblings Robert LaFleur, Lionel LaFleur, Rose Ortego, Annabelle Simoneaux, Sister Monica LaFleur, and Marie Chapman.
Pallbearers will be Jim Fontenot, Aaron Fontenot, Matthew Fontenot, Cody Fontenot, Karl Simon, Buster Mistric, and Don Simoneaux. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale St. Cyr and Herman Bidstrup.
She was an avid gardener; she loved to cook for anybody that came to the house; and sewing for her nieces.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Juliette's caregivers at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas, as well as Amber and the Chaplin of Grace Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Juliette's name to: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 318 E. Moundville Street, PO BOX 116, Washington, LA 70589.
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