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Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA

OBITUARY

Lyle Vincent Fontenot

March 18, 1967April 21, 2020

Lyle Vincent Fontenot, age 53, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday April 21, 2020. Lyle was born March 18, 1967 to Hubert Phillip Fontenot, Jr. and JoAnn Fontenot.

Lyle was a devoted husband to the love of his life Malina for 30 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Welsh and was an active usher and a proud member of the Eagle Scouts. He was employed with the Town of Welsh for 17 years as an electrician. Having a love for outdoors, Lyle enjoyed fishing, canoeing, taking weekend rides, Barbequing, watching purple martins and supper nights with his friends. Anyone that knew Lyle knew he always had a smile on his face, loved life and never met a stranger. Lyle holds the Championship Title for the watermelon seed spitter. His friends and family will remember him as being a big kid, joking around and taking his grandkids and nephews to the railroad tracks and getting them dirty.

He is survived by his wife, Malina Touchet Fontenot; parents, Hubert Phillip Fontenot, Jr. and JoAnn Fontenot; one son, Michael Granger (Barbara) of Jennings; two daughters, Lynette Granger of Lafayette, Laura Jiles (Perry) of Lake Arthur; seven grandchildren, Ashley Simon (Chucky), Shelby Granger, Jaylin Schuitemaker (Andrew), Zackery Crader, Michael Granger, Jr, Steven Granger, Torri Price; six great grandchildren, A.J., Lawson, Alex, Ryder, Aliviah, Ayden; one brother Aaron Fontenot (Sarah) of Welsh; five sisters, Angela Fontenot, Virginia Guise (Patrick) both of New Orleans, Estelle Fontenot (David) of Hathaway, Aimee Cortez (Jimmy) of Rayne, Felicia Nash (Jason) of Ragley; one brother-in-law, Randy Theriot (Monique) of Welsh; two sister-in-laws, Gaynell Jolie, Colleen Fontenot (Bradley) both of Welsh; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lyle is preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Phillip Fontenot, III, David Fontenot, Peter Fontenot; one granddaughter, Katlin Roberts; mother-in-law, Dorothy Iguess; grandmother-in-law, Skinny "Maw Maw", one brother-in-law, Roy Jolie.

The family will welcome friends at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh on Saturday, May 2, 2020 beginning at 9:00am until 4:00pm. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Governor's proclamation, the funeral home will only be able to allow 10 guest at a time for a brief viewing into the facilities to allow everyone to pay their final respects and the family ask that anyone attending the visitation to please wear a face mask.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Fontenot family.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife, Malina Touchet Fontenot; parents, Hubert Phillip Fontenot, Jr. and JoAnn Fontenot; one son, Michael Granger (Barbara) of Jennings; two daughters, Lynette Granger of Lafayette, Laura Jiles (Perry) of Lake Arthur; seven grandchildren, Ashley Simon (Chucky), Shelby Granger, Jaylin Schuitemaker (Andrew), Zackery Crader, Michael Granger, Jr, Steven Granger, Torri Price; six great grandchildren, A.J., Lawson, Alex, Ryder, Aliviah, Ayden; one brother Aaron Fontenot (Sarah) of Welsh; five sisters, Angela Fontenot, Virginia Guise (Patrick) both of New Orleans, Estelle Fontenot (David) of Hathaway, Aimee Cortez (Jimmy) of Rayne, Felicia Nash (Jason) of Ragley; one brother-in-law, Randy Theriot (Monique) of Welsh; two sister-in-laws, Gaynell Jolie, Colleen Fontenot (Bradley) both of Welsh; and a host of nieces and nephews.


    Lyle is preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Phillip Fontenot, III, David Fontenot, Peter Fontenot; one granddaughter, Katlin Roberts; mother-in-law, Dorothy Iguess; grandmother-in-law, Skinny "Maw Maw", one brother-in-law, Roy Jolie.

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Chet WATKINS

May 2, 2020

NOTHING CAN OVERSHADOW THE MEMORY OF A LYLE BY THE WAY HE SMILED . HIS SMILE WAS BRIGHTER THAN THE MONTH OF MAY ! HIS CHARISMA WAS AS CHARISMATIC. A JIMMY SWAGGERT HIS WHOLE PERSONA WAS A LIVING LEGACY OF CHARACTER. UNLIKE ANYONE I'VE EVER MET HED LIGHT UP YOUR DAY WITH THAT GIGANTIC SMILE , I'D CALL HIM WILDCAT JUST TO BRING IT OUT IN HIM ! HE WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FRIEND AND HE WILL BE MISSED . MISS YOU WILDCAT TELL PETER TO KEEP AN ON PHILLIP SEE YA BUDDY

Andrea King

April 28, 2020

I don't know where to start, you were a person who never said much but always had a smile on your face. I worked with you for years and it was a joy working with you, and when my family appliances broke, they would say call Lyle.
Wow! Lyle you will truly be missed in the Town of Welsh no doubt.

May God bless your family and give them strength, rest easy my FRIEND.

Kaye King

April 26, 2020

In school, I remember Lyle always had a smile and was laughing. He was always kind.
My sincere condolences to all the family. My Prayers for you all are continuing.

Shelby Granger

April 24, 2020

Back in the true value days in the 90s id say when i was most likely about 9 id say..i rem the empty dryer and washing machine boxes youd make forts for me and Ashley..i rem pressure washing and you showed me how to write words with it on the cement..i rem you fixing someones go kart and it dying on airport rd and me leaving you as you started and you chasing me screaming stop boy stop lol. I rem in 1997 when you took me chance,todd, shane and you and we went camping at sam Houston and we left my new nike wind breaker at the park. I rem all the bonfires..roastin marshmellows..camping at the mattes old camp..the holly beach when your mom i think owned that camp..eatin those little small boxes of cereal.. Crabbing there with ur sisters and mr david often..i rem walking around after that big first hurricane that messed the place up findin sea shells. I rem sunday pork steaks and you making me try sweet potatoes every time u bbq. I rem you dressing up as freddy Krueger scaring me and ashley banging on the window..gun shooting..back woods walking...dolly parton listening lol..ohhhh youre the reason why i love eating pomegranates..i rem finding pure honey in some nests. Alot more but im sure im running out of words thats allowed on this post.i love you paw paw lyle and ill be sure to keep measuring ryder and anyone else on the pole. Rest easy. See you soon.

Pam Wilkinson Clement

April 24, 2020

Lyle you were an Angel on Earth like I know you are in Heaven!!! Your smiling face and comical smile will be missed by all who knew and loved you. And Lord knows there were a LOT OF PEOPLE that you brightened their day by your infectious smile. Fly high my friend. Watch over your family cause they are hurting so bad. Malina, mom, dad, your brother, sisters, and all their families. Love you my friend. Go rest high on that mountain. Prayers for the Fontenot Family. Pam Wilkinson Clement & Family..🙏💔😭😇😇😊

Betty Dyke

April 24, 2020

Mr.Phil and Ms Joann. I just want to let you know that I am thinking about you and praying that God will give you the strength you need to make it thru this time. Please take care of yourselves and if there is anything that I can do for you just let me know.
Betty Dyke

Melissa Higginbotham

April 23, 2020

Ms. Melina , so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers for you and the family. Sure gonna miss that smile coming into Hackett's at lunch time. BIG HUGS from all the Hackett's crew.

Pam & Terry Royle

April 23, 2020

Lyle it had been a while sense we talked with you and Malina. You always had a SMILE on your face. Such a wonderful person . You will be truly missed by many. Prayers lifted up for you Malina also to the Family and Friends of Lyle. May you Rest In Peace my Friend.

Bill Navare

April 23, 2020

You will be missed , thank you for all Your kindness you were a very genuine person one of a kind always had a smile or something good to eat rest in peace my old friend you are already missed ! 😢God must have needed Your Kind Heart 🙏

Shirley Hudson

April 23, 2020

I was the school secretary the year Lyle started Kindergarten. In my office there was (and still is) a high counter, probably 4’ high and 8’ across. I would stand behind it while enrolling new students or conducting any kind of interactions with students, teachers, bus drivers, etc.
My big wooden desk was behind that counter and when I was sitting at it, I couldn’t always see when small or short students came in. One day, I was working at my desk when I heard several LOUD THUMPS! What on earth was I hearing???? Where were those noises coming from???? All of a sudden, LYLE FONTENOT appeared ON TOP of my counter!!! He stretched out on his belly, propped his head in his hands and said to me,
“MISS SOCK-O-RIDER needs _______________!” I don’t remember what Miss Sockrider actually needed, but Lyle had delivered his important message and he was soooo proud! I pulled him over to my side, hugged him and sent him back to class with whatever he had come for! He was so tiny and even then.....had that smile that would melt your heart!
Lyle couldn’t see me when he came into my office because he was so short. Knowing that students weren’t supposed to go around the counter without permission, he took matters into his own hands...... he literally pulled himself up onto the top of that counter ! His shoes hitting against the counter were the THUMPS I had heard! He was on a mission!
What a sweet and gentle soul he was! Thanks for the memories Lyle! You will forever be in my heart!
May our Heavenly Father bless Malina and all the Fontenot family and may THEIR precious memories keep him “ALIVE” in their hearts forever!

FROM THE FAMILY

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