Funeral Mass for Shirley Jones Fontenot, age 79, of Hollandale will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hollandale. She died Friday, March 25 at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will follow in the Hollandale Cemetery.
Mrs. Fontenot was born in Murphy, Mississippi the daughter of Dewitte and Mildred Thomas Jones. She graduated from Hollandale High School in 1954 and attended Delta State University. She married Billy Fontenot in 1957 and worked as a secretary for Hollandale High School for several years.
Mrs. Fontenot was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Joyce Serio and Bobbie Provenza. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Billy Fontenot of Hollandale; a daughter, Cherie Robinson (Curt) of Memphis, Tennessee; a son, Barry Fontenot (Barbara) of Hollandale; 7 grandchildren, Hannah, Andrew, and Ben Mims, Mary Robinson, and Courtney, Mallory, and Molly Fontenot; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Monday at the church with a rosary said at 3:00, followed by Funeral Mass at 3:30.