Oakdale-Funeral services for Mary Shirley Fontenot, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at First United Pentecostal Church of Oakdale. Rev. Tim Kelley and Rev. Greg Willis will officiate. Burial will follow in Cryer Cemetery under the direction of Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale.
The family will receive visitors at Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale from 3-9 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017. Visitation will resume at the church Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She was our family’s rock, who taught each of us the important values to carry along with our children. Mary was a mighty prayer warrior who always had a positive word for anyone she encountered. Grandmother Shirley lived her life for the Lord and for her family. She was the epitome of a Christian woman. She taught me what it means to be a good woman. She was so strong and so loving to everyone she met. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish Mary's memory include her two sons, Robert Edward "Robbie" Doran and wife, DaJuana, of Oakdale and Chris Doran of Alexandria; two daughters, Tammy Holden and husband, Greg, of Glenmora, Wendy Block and husband, David, of Oakdale; two step sons, Joe Fontenot and wife, Selena, of Kinder and Michael Fontenot and wife, Tiffany, of Kinder; three step daughters, Debbie Barkley and husband, Jay, of Kinder, Vicki Broussard and husband, Todd, of Lake Charles, and Donica Fontenot of Eunice; two sisters, Violet Monk of Oakdale and Marvina Cottongin of Kinder; thirteen grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Zettie Mae Myers; her first husband Robert Edward Doran; and her brother Jacob Myers.
Pallbearers honored to serve their grandmother are Chris Doran Jr., Zachary Block, Dalton Bradshaw, Triston Bradshaw, Chandler McNeely, and Brihton Seymore.
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