Irene B. Fontenette
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Ms Irene Broussard Fontenette, 92, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Loreauville, LA with Rev. Msgr. Ronald Broussard, celebrant. She will await the resurrection at All Saints Cemetery, Loreauville, LA.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at the funeral home on Friday 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with a rosary recited at 8:30 a.m.
A native of Loreauville and a resident of Houston, she passed on Saturday, December 31, 2011, following a courageous battle with a prolonged illness.
She leaves to cherish her memory and in God’s care, six daughters, Jane Fontenette, Ann Francois, Veronica Fontenette, and Sarah Lakey, all of Houston, TX, Barbara Jennings of Fort Wayne, IN and Vernie McNair of Raleigh, NC; six sons, Russell Fontenette, Victor Fontenette, Sr., and Christopher Fontenette, all of Houston, TX; Lee Arthur Fontenette, Sr., of New Iberia, LA, Raymond Fontenette of Lafayette, LA and Vernon Sukumu of San Diego, CA; one son-on-law, Solon Jennings, of Fort Wayne, IN: and one daughter-in-law, Patricia Fontenette, of New Iberia, LA; 33 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one brother, Ernest Broussard; 3 sisters, Joyce Carter, Dorothy Broussard, and Lois Bonnet; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends whom were blessed to know her.
She now joins in glory with her parents, Oleus and Eugenie Broussard; husband, Vernon Fontenette; a son, Gregory Fontenette, Sr.; a sister Daisy Hill; and three brothers, Roy Broussard, Chester Broussard and Curly Broussard.
Active pallbearers will be Gregory Fontenette, Jr., Matthew Fontenette, Victor Fontenette Jr., Wilmer Francois, Jr., Clinton Hill, and Raymond Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Sukumu, Russell Fontenette, Victor Fontenette, Sr., Raymond Fontenette, Sr., Lee Arthur Fontenette, Sr., Christopher T. Fontenette, Sr., and Edward Antoine.
Final arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Home, 609 W. Admiral Doyle Drive, New Iberia, LA. Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org