Evelyn F. Fontenot, 90, of Port Arthur passed away Monday, September 16, 2013. Evelyn was born March 3, 1923 in Mamou, Louisiana to Jean Pierre Fontenot and Hermance Fusilier Fontenot. Evelyn was a devoted wife and mother. She loved family, bingo and was an avid Astros fan. She also loved and attended many of Lee Greenwoods concerts. Evelyn and her sister, Vivian, were known by Lee Greenwood as his Texas Sweethearts. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, Hermance F. Stagg and Jean Pierre Fontenot; her loving husband, Willis Erman Fontenot; sister, Ruby M. Long and husband, Earl D. Long; brothers, Aubrey P. Fontenot, Sr. and Wade Fontenot. She is survived by sons; Richard W. Fontenot and wife, Dinah of Carlyss, LA; John E. Fontenot and wife, Linda of Hemphill, TX; Stephen P. Fontenot and wife, Sherrie of Sugar Land, TX; Glenn A. Fontenot and wife, Susan of Groves, TX; daughters, Sarah J. Creel and husband, Leonard of Cedar Park, TX; and Nola L. Martin and husband, Dean of Port Neches, TX; sister, Vivian Melancon of Austin, TX; 18 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews in Texas, Louisiana and Washington State. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. Catherines Catholic Church, with Rev. David Placette officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Our family would like to thank the staff of Cypress Glen East and Girling Hospice for the kind and loving care they gave our mother, Evelyn Fontenot. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a
. Condolences may be offered at: www.grammier-oberle.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 18, 2013