Shelton James "Shell" Fontenot
September 24, 1939  -  September 5, 2018

Shelton James "Shell" Fontenot

Baker Funeral Home
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Saturday, September 8, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Baker Funeral Home Chapel
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

I served in the Army.

Shelton "Shell" James Fontenot, 78 years old, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many, was called to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 5, 2018. He entered this world on September 24, 1939, born to Sulie and Odette Fontenot, in Port Barre, LA. He was a retired insulator after 30 years of service. He was a self-taught artist and a faithful LSU Tiger fan.

Shell is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jerrie Fontenot; 2 sons, Kenneth and wife Leslie Fontenot and Brian Fontenot; 4 daughters, JoLynn and husband Troy Pearson, Michelle Henry, Monique Thibodeaux, Amber and Justin Capdepon; 10 grandchildren, Brittany, Katie, Brandi, Tyler, Brooke, Blake, Claire, Peyton C., Peyton T., and Austin; great-grandchildren, Carson, Brianna, Maddelyn, Olivia, Benton, Weston, Kade, Kole, Katie C., and soon to be delivered Hudson; 2 sisters, Betty and Lois; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Shelton is preceded in death by his parents, Sulie and Odette Fontenot; 2 brothers, Wedney and Royson; 2 sisters, Lucy and Bernice; and great-grandson, Riley Reynolds.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until the funeral service at 7:00 p.m., officiated by Deacon Shelley Joseph.

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  1. Paul Henry Hayes
    Breaux Bridge, LA

    So sorry to hear of Shelton's passing. Our condolences to the entire Fontenot family.

  2. Sandy Partin
    Zachary, LA

    So sorry for this Family’s Loss!! My prayers are with each of you at this time and know that the love of family will see you all thru the hard days ahead. You all are truly a very strong loving family!!

  3. Carla Lefeaux
    Walker, LA

    I am so sorry for you alls loss. I know he is at peace now & will be watching over all of you & teaching his love of art in heaven above. Time will ease your pain & sorrow. He was such a friendly person here on earth. I know he’s spreading his happiness above.

  4. Wanda
    Morgancity, LA

    So sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers to all...

  5. Cindy Fontenot Graham
    Baton Rouge, LA

    A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul went to heaven. We will never forget you. RIP Uncle Shell. Love, Cindy

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