Virgie Mae “Nanny” Fontenot
Virgie Mae “Nanny” Fontenot, 87, of Orange passed away Sunday, May 15, at Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Willie Posey of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Port Arthur.
Born in Port Arthur on Sept. 11, 1923, Virgie was the daughter of Virgil Edward Jones and Lula Mae (Dixon) Jones. Virgie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Bereavement Committee and the Senior Group. She enjoyed traveling and loved her family.
Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Virgie is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ray Fontenot of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Johnny Cormier of Orange; and grandson, Paul Hebert of Orange.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.Mary’s School Foundation, 2600 Bob Hall Rd. Orange,Texas 77630.