Melvin Joseph Fontenette, entered into eternal rest on Saturday January 11, 2014 at the age of 67. Melvin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, where he resided at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Melvin attended Joseph S. Clark High School and was a former usher of Corpus Christi/Epiphany Catholic Church. Son of the late Isadore Sr, and Gertrude Morris Fontenette. Survived by his loving siblings Shirley (Roy) Cooper, Lolita Marie Antee, Isadore Fontenette Jr, Rose (Emile) Evans and Joann T. Smith. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by brother-in-laws Ellis Antee and Joseph Smith. Relatives and friends of the family, also priest and parishoners of Corpus Christi/Epiphany Catholic Church are all invited to attend the mass of Christian Burial on Friday January 17, 2014 at 10:00 am. Visitation begins at 8:30 am. Recitation of the rosary at 9 am. Interment Private. www.charbonnetfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2014