Shelia Beadle Fontenot
July 6, 1956  -  March 20, 2018

Shelia Beadle Fontenot

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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, March 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m
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Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 noon
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St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, March 23, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park
4833 Highway 182
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas—A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Shelia Beadle Fontenot, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Reverend James Brady will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park.

Mrs. Shelia, age 61, a resident of Youngsville and native of Opelousas, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Shelia will be remembered as a loving woman who cherished time spent with her family; especially her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Dwight Fontenot; her son, Thomas Lee Fontenot; her daughters, Nancy Fontenot Soileau and husband, Craig, Natalie Fontenot Stout and husband, Brian; her step-son, James Lance Fontenot; her mother, Anna Lee Beadle; her sister, Sharon Beadle Smith; her nieces, Brandi Zeringue and Brittani Reddoch; and her 4 grandchildren, Morgan Soileau, Meghan Soileau, Marlee Soileau and Caroline Stout.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Gabriel Beadle and her brother-in-law, James Smith.

The family requests visitation be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary Service will be prayed by Deacon Sammy Diesi at 12:00 noon.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.


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  1. Randy Trahan
    Lafayette, LA

    Dwight , sorry to hear about the passing of your wife, my prayers are with you.

  2. Bryan Gremillion
    Bridge city, TX

    I am so sorry to hear of Shelia’s death. My regrets and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Kristi Soileau
    New Orleans, LA

    Dear Fontenot Family,
    I am sorry I was unable to attend the funeral as I was out of town. I would like to buy some masses for Shelia and would appreciate you letting me know which church I should contact to do so.

  4. Susan Taylor
    Hendersonville, TN

    Peace and eternal rest to you, my friend. May sweet memories comfort your family.

  5. Faye Carriere Hooks
    Port Barre, LA

    I love you so much.
    Rest in my peace my beautiful sister.

  6. Jes Soileau
    Broussard, LA

    Dwight, sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Tara Eisele
    Wyckoff, NJ

    Dwight and family, Sharon and family:
    My deepest condolences to each of you. Taken too soon, Shelia was so very kind and caring. My memories of her are all sweetness and smiles. She was always in the middle of the fun, the conversations, the jokes and laughs. I know your hearts are broken, and mine is too. She was my godmother. Although my life has taken me far away from you all, all of you remain close to my heart and are in my thoughts and best childhood memories. The good times we all shared growing up cannot be replicated and I will always treasure those days. May she rest in eternal peace, and may you all find yourselves comforted and at peace, knowing she is in the arms of angels, Uncle Jimmy and Jim. I’m very sad not to be there to celebrate her life with you all today, but will be thinking of you all and praying for you all.
    Love always,

  8. Nina
    Baton Rouge, LA

    May the God of comfort and peace give you the strength that you need to endure the loss of your loved one and for encouragement please read Revelation 21:4. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Kaye & ronnie boudreaux-Joey & Kate’
    Washington, LA

    So sorry for your loss. We loved her dearly and miss her terribly. Joey & Kate’ speak of her very fondly. She was more than a sitter for them. She was a dear friend, a teacher, and a great mom to her kids and mine. She is forever in our are you all. Prayers that GOD will help ease your pain.

  10. John P. Landry
    Lafayette, LA

    Dwight, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Sheila. I’m glad I had a chance to get to know her. We are sending our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Tibby
    Grand Prairie, LA

    Our thoughts and heavy hearts are with the Fontenot Family through this saddened time.

  12. Charlie Boudreaux
    Pilot Point, TX

    Sharon and Family please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Shelia.

  13. Alice Stagg Sheffield
    Lafayette, LA

    God Bless you Sheila and family. What a joy it was to know you. What fun we had as kids in high school. Still remember the "old truck". Rest well old friend and May Our Lord and Our Blesed Mother Mary greet you on your journey. Love. Alice

  14. Judy & Jay Stelly
    Lafayette, LA

    Sharon and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.

  15. Harold and Yvette Fusilier
    Lafayette, LA

  16. Sandra Vidrine
    Washington, LA

    Nancy my heart goes out to you and family for the loss of your mother. I know your girls will miss her. Prayers ya'll and her soul. Love you

  17. Missy & Bill St Cyr
    opelousas, LA

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sheila was a beautiful person inside and out.

  18. Charlie & Paula Guilbeau
    New Iberia, LA

    Dwight and family,
    Words cannot express mine and Paula's deepest sympathy for Shelia's passing.
    But be comforted by the fact that she is no longer in pain and is looking down on you from a better place.


    Charlie and Paula

  19. Kim Chachere Maddox
    Quinlan, TX

    So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful friend back in high school. Payers for her family.

  20. Iris Charles LeBlanc
    Arnaudville, LA

    Dwight, So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
    Iris and Allen LeBlanc

  21. Sammy lamonte
    Destin, FL

    Regards to the family for their loss. My memory is of a sweet and loving young lady.

  22. Wayne & Sue Fournier
    Youngsville, LA

    Sincere sympathy to the entire family. She was a very sweet woman who did not have a mean word for anyone. Will miss seeing you neighbor, sitting in your garage. Rest In Peace

  23. Susan Dupont
    Aiken, SC

    I'm so sorry to hear of Shelia's death. She was such a kind person. I got to know her well during high school. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Charly Melancon Stoute
    Lafayette, LA

    Sharon, I am so sorry to her about the death of your sister. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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