Marie Monticello Jennings
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BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge retired elementary school teacher of over 20 years teaching at Bernard Terrace and Cedarcrest Elementary Schools; a recent resident of Lafayette, LA, and over 50 year resident of Baton Rouge, died at her residence on February 12, 2014 in Lafayette from a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer. She was 84 years old and a native of New Orleans. Visiting will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Church from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11 am, celebrated by Father Jerry Martin. Interment will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Marcia Jennings, Baton Rouge; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dan Mackey, Lafayette; Five grandchildren, John M. and Ellen Jennings, Baton Rouge; Stephen D. Mackey, New Orleans; Lauren and Erin Mackey, Lafayette; great grandchild, Trevor Fagan, Baton Rouge; and devoted niece Cynthia M Pott, Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband John T Jennings; parents, Peter J Monticello and Anna C Monticello; and brother Peter J Monticello, Jr. Pallbearers will be John M Jennings, Stephen D Mackey, Tony Compagno, Anthony Compagno, Tom Rizzuto, John Pott and Fredrick Black; Honorary Pallbearer Jesse York. The family wishes to express their profound gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Acadiana, and especially to our Nurse "Iggy" Landry for his help with Marie and guidance given to her family throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, Marie has requested memorial donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana Foundation, Inc. 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503-3240. Please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com to sign the online guestbook.
Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Published in the The Advertiser on Feb. 13, 2014