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1938 James 2024

James Fontenot

June 14, 1938 — April 7, 2024

James Lawrance Fontenot, aged 85, of Vidor, Texas, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Crowley, Louisiana, James later became a cherished member of the Vidor community, where he resided for many years.

Throughout his life, James worked diligently, serving in various capacities. He dedicated himself as a laborer at Trinity Industries and later served in the Army National Guard for six honorable years. Additionally, he shared his culinary skills while working as a cook on oil field ships, leaving a mark of his hard work and dedication in every task he undertook.

James will be remembered for his commitment to his work, his country, and his family. His legacy lives on through the memories he created and the lives he touched.

The family will have a memorial service on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

He is survived by his daughter, Robin Fontenot of Vidor, Texas; sister Judy Amanda Gertrude of Kaplan, Louisiana; and grandchildren: Kailey Delao of Vidor, Texas; Justin Coshman of Nederland, Texas; Everlie McGee of Vidor, Texas.

James was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanave Fontenot; daughter Barbara Jean Fontenot; mother Ida Bell Fontenot; father Bernie Fontenot; and great-niece Page Elizabeth Fontenot.

James Lawrance Fontenot will be dearly missed by all who knew him, and his memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of his family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor

1750 Texas 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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