Johnnye Rae Fontenot

November 6, 1930 ~ March 15, 2018


Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnye Rae Fontenot, 87, of Jennings will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00a.m. in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Todd Schumacher officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Visitation for Mrs. Fontenot will begin Friday, March 16 at 4:00p.m. and will continue until 8:00p.m. It will resume Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Fontenot was born in Jennings to Carmen and Myrtle Fern Hart. She remained a resident of Jennings all her life. She passed away March 15, 2018 in Jennings American Hospital.

She was known to most as Memaw, a title she cherished. She enjoyed baking for her family and watching the HSN and QVC shopping networks. She also loved garage sales.

Mrs. Fontenot leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Karen (Mike) Worthington of Ville Platte and Mindy (Glen)Hetzel of Hathaway; a son, Kevin (Angie)Fontenot of Jennings; two sisters, Lorraine (Roland)McCown of Welsh and Pat Granger of Jennings; eleven grandchildren, Lake Martin, Matt Martin, Misti Klay, Ashli Wilkinson, Benjamin Hetzel, Lacey Hetzel Austin, Will Hetzel, Heidi Fontenot Duplantis, Clay Fontenot, Conner Fontenot, Kane Fontenot and thirteen great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Elmer James Fontenot; her parents Carmen and Myrtle Fern Hart; her daughter, Sharon Faye Martin and her brother, Jimmy Hart.


Burial: Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Greenwood Cemetery

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Friday, March 16, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. Mindy, I am so sorry to hear this. I love you! I have an appointment in Houston tomorrow so I am not going to be able to come. I know all too well how hard this is. I have to go visit soon.

  2. So sorry that youve lost your mom and grandmother. She was like minea real character-and you have benefited from her spunk; all of you are strong because she gave you strength, wise because she taught you wisdom, and fun-loving in the hardest times because she saw the world with wit. Thank God for our strong mothers! Celebrate all that she was, knowing that she still is and you will see her again.

  3. My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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