James Crawford Fontenot

November 15, 1942January 5, 2019

James "Jimmy Crawford Fontenot, a resident of St. Amant, LA, passed away at the age of 76 on Saturday, January 5th, 2019. He was a member of the red Stick Model A Ford Club, an avid wood worker, and handy man, enjoyed going on trips after his retirement, and a great gardener. He loved all animals, but raising birds as pets really brought him joy. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Gayle Laiche Fontenot, St. Amant, LA. Two sons and daughter-in-laws: Derek and Kristi Fontenot, Timothy and Denise Fontenot, and one daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Jerry Allison. Five grandchildren, Brandon, Shelbie, Sarah(Rhett) Sheets, Amanda Fontenot, Jesse Allison. One great grandchild, Levi Fontenot.Two sisters, Lisha Allen and husband Norman, Ponnie Fontenot and companion Rodney Duplessis and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Armond and Velma Fontenot, sister Sybil Fink and nephew Dwain Bercegeay. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Sorrento from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The Memorial Mass will begin at 11 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donation be made to the Diabetes Association. Please visit to donate. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales is in charge of arrangements. Please view and sign the register at


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Thursday, January 10, 2019

James Crawford Fontenot

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