Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home

2051 East Napoleon Street, Sulphur, LA


Beatrice B Fontenot

September 4, 1931September 9, 2019

Beatrice Fontenot, 88, fondly known as "Bea" or "Red", passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 in a local hospital.

Beatrice had retired from West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital where she worked in physical therapy. From 1967 - 1971 she was the manager of the band from Sulphur, The Wild Childs. Bea loved fishing and spending time with family. Bea will be remembered for always giving of herself and her outgoing personality.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John L. Fontenot; her oldest grandson, Ralston Maurice Fontenot;and seven siblings.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Maurice Fontenot and his wife, Susan, of Westlake; John K. Fontenot and his wife, Pam, of Toledo Bend; and her daughter, Ruby Lynn Marcantel of Iowa; and nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and siblings, Linda Nichols and husband Charles, Thomas Bradley and wife, Helen and James Bradley and wife, Eva, all of Warren, AR.

Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:30pm in Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery South of Carlyss. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2:30pm in the funeral home. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.


  • Maurice Fontenot and wife Susan, Son
  • John K. Fontenot and wife Pam, Son
  • Ruby Lynn Marcantel, Daughter
  • Linda Nichols and husband Charles, Sister
  • Thomas Bradley and wife Helen, Brother
  • James Bradley and wife Eva, Brother
  • John L. Fontenot, Husband of 53 years (deceased)
  • Ralston Maurice Fontenot, oldest Grandson (deceased)
  • also left to cherish her memory are nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Beatrice B Fontenot

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Betty Sue Bradley-Russell

September 11, 2019

Sending love & prayers from The Doyle & Allie McKinney Bradley Family in Arkansas, we will miss Bea but we know she is in a better place.

Debbie McClain

September 10, 2019

Aunt Bea was a beautiful, loving person always there to help you if she could. Loved to talk, laugh and loved her family with all her heart! I'm going to miss her but so thankful she has no more suffering. Rest In Peace love you always.