Opelousas- Funeral Services will be held for, Michael Gerald Fontenot, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas; visitation will begin 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. A Rosary Service will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. Deacon Sammy Diesi will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.
Michael, age 69, a resident of New Iberia, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Iberia General Hospital.
Michael's passion was playing his guitar. He also enjoyed collecting and wearing hats. Michael will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his brother, Reggie Fontenot and wife, Madeline of Lafayette; and his sister, Brenda Stelly and husband, Freddie of Duson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sammy and Irma Fontenot; and his sister, Dixie Fontenot Waits.
The family would like to thank, The Arc of Iberia, on Michael's behalf, for the care and compassion they showed him and his family.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Reggie and Brenda I’m sorry for the loss of mike. I will never forget his large hat collection and his sincere and strong hand shake he would offer when I entered the house. He is with the Lord and has a new body. We will see him again and rejoice with him. I wish I could have been with all of you yesterday but please know I thought of your family during the day.
Lonnie DiucetBealeton, VA
Brenda and Reggie. We send our heartfelt sympathy. Remember when we lived next door on Pine Street. Mike was always so excited to open the door when someone would knock. He enjoyed company and he was always so happy when it was Mr. Mike. They had a special connection. May he join all the other angels as he watches over all of y'all and be surrounded by the love of Sammy, Irma and Dixie.
Mike & Linda HuntOpelousas, LA
Brenda and Reggie, I'm so sorry for your loos of Michael. I have such fond mempries of him when we were children in Opelousas. I know he is with GOD and your mom and dad and Dixie. Please keep in touch. Love to your family.
Jackie Perry ArceneauxBaton Rouge, LA
Heaven has received a true angel. Rest in peace my cousin!
Charlie and Paula GuilbeauNew Iberia, LA
Rest In Peace Michael. Give Aunt Irma a kiss for me.
Perry and Kasia Hannabrownsburg, IN