Elizabeth R. Fontenot

March 15, 1941 - August 10, 2021

Elizabeth “Betsy” Fontenot, 80, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021. She was born to March 15, 1941, in Beaumont, Texas, to George and Martha Reynolds.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Fontenot, of Beaumont; son, Steve Fontenot of Warren; granddaughters, Courtney Goodman and her spouse, Chad Goodman, of Port Neches and Sadie Fontenot; grandson, Payton Beal and Lucy Biebel of Port Arthur; great-granddaughters, Molly Goodman, Avery Goodman, and LoLa Goodman, of Port Neches; great-grandsons, Ethan Goodman of Port Neches and Michael Beal of Port Arthur; brothers, Robert Reynolds, Pat Reynolds, and Tom Reynolds; sister, Loretta Mott; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Renee Fontenot; sister, Ann Zernial; brothers, George Reynolds, John Reynolds, and an infant brother, Michael Reynolds.

A gathering of Mrs. Fontenot’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 13, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be held through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Comments (1)

    Felecia Colton says:

    Mrs. Fontenot will be greatly missed. She was always such a lady. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to know her.
    Prayers for her family and friends.

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Stella Meza

Betsy, I will miss you so much.. You were such a good fiend. To Gene and your family, I share your loss.

John & Judy Bryant

Betsy, our prayers and thoughts go out to all of the Reynolds/Fontenot family and loved ones. May Our Lord accept your soul into His loving heart and arms. May He grant you an eternal life, as a member of GOD's family, in, Heaven. You are loved and will be missed.

Diane Cannon

So sorry to read of your loss! Sending many prayers!

Woodrow Guidry

Lanisa and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Betsy. We appreciated that Gene and Betsy rented our beach house for their family to enjoy and make lasting memories. Your family will always hold a special place in our heart. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Kathy Wright Gobert

I have the best memories growing up across the street from Renee, and her parents. Betsy and Gene, and Steve. Betsy drove me to and from elementary school at Eugene Field for years. Betsy and Gene taught me how to water ski, and would let me tag along on their boat regularly. We had a great neighborhood and really fun times. Betsy would play her favorite country and Elvis songs on her car radio while she hauled Renee and I all over the place. So many great memories. I loved her. She was like a 2nd mom. May God bless and comfort Gene and her family.

Linda Hughes

I did not know her, but I have known Lorrtta most of my life & she is one of the most friendly & caring PEOPLE I know. My prayers are with you all.