Joy Deshotel Fontenot

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Joy Deshotel Fontenot of Welsh went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Welsh.

Visitation was held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and will resume at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, until time of service at the church.

Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Welsh.

Joy loved her family and spent a great deal of time with them. She worked for American Bank for over 20 years. She was a seamstress and loved to work in her yard, especially with her flowers. She loved reading and taught Sunday School for many years. Joy also loved her dogs, Beau and Benji.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Pat Deshotel and wife, Cynthia, Gilbert Deshotel and wife, Kimberly, and Steven Deshotel and wife, Nanette; stepson, Harry Fontenot; grandchildren, Patrick, Mark, Micah, Amanda, Robert Jr., John, Jeremy and Jeffrey Deshotel; 15 great-grandchildren, Evan, Landon, Brenna, Maia, Caitlyn, Khorie, Ella Grace, Wyat, Evelyn Rose, Beau Ryan, Asher Atson, Gabriel and Tytan Deshotel, Lakelyn Vincent and Arie Bella Lindley; a great great-grandson, Kullen Deshotel; brother, Aldes Broussard; sister, Delta Giles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Atson Gary Deshotel; husband, Calvin Fontenot; son, Robert

Wayne Deshotel, Sr.; parents, Julian and Eva Broussard; sisters, Eula Mae Williams, Helen Guillotte and Jerilyn Broussard; and a brother, Amos Broussard.

Pallbearers will be Patrick, Robert Jr., John, Mark, Micah, Amanda Joy, Jeremy, Jeffrey and Landon Deshotel.

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