Patty Nell Fontenot Thibodeaux, 90, Bridge City
Last updated 4/21/2020 at Noon
Patty Nell Fontenot Thibodeaux, 90, of Bridge City, passed away on April 18, 2020, in Beaumont.
Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, on October 29, 1929, she was the daughter of Dewey Leo Fontenot and Thelma (McCauley) Fontenot.
Patty graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Ville Platte, Louisiana.
She faithfully served God at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City.
Patty enjoyed crossword puzzles, needlepoint, and spending time with her family.
She made beautiful placemats and Kleenex holders and was talented in many aspects of her life.
Patty was lovingly referred to as “Momo” and “Nana” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she cherished deeply.
Her family will always remember her as their biggest prayer warrior, spending hours a day in devoted silence.
Patty’s prayers were powerful, and you knew if she was praying for you, mountains would move.
Her faithful devotions, caring and warm spirit, and gentle soul will forever be missed by everyone whom she touched in her glorious lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Goldman” Thibodeaux; parents, Dewey and Thelma Fontenot; son-in-law, Calvin J. Billeaud; stepbrothers, Ray Guillory and Ewell Guillory; grandson, Jason Thibodeaux; and great-grandsons, Nicolas Blanchette, and Christian Dickey.
She is survived by her children, Sandy West and husband Melton of Trinity, Connie Billeaud of Bridge City, Carmen Thibodeaux of Baytown, Dale Thibodeaux of Rusk, and John G. Thibodeaux and wife Tanya of Tyler; grandchildren, Renee Blanchette, Paul Blanchette, Carol O’Brian, Cheryl Laughlin, Kara J. Dickey and husband Matthew, Greg and wife Randi Billeaud, Christopher Billeaud and wife Hang Tran, Christina Fontenot, Rita and husband Christopher Carlile, Myra and husband Jason Ball, Joshua and wife Amy Thibodeaux, T.J. Thibodeaux; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Homes.