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Byron James Fontenot

February 22, 1968 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 52)


Byron James Fontenot, age 52 and, a resident of Cecilia, Louisiana, raised in Baton Rouge, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Byron was born February 22, 1968, in Lafayette, LA, to Kelly James Fontenot and Anna Lee (Faul) Fontenot. At a young age, the family moved from Lawtell, LA to Baton Rouge, LA where Byron spent the majority of his adult life. He was a loving husband, respected father, patient pawpaw, best friend brother, gentle son and a looked up to kind of guy to friends and co-workers.

Byron attended Tara High School, and ITI Technical College along with Cannon Medical Engineering School where he was employed as Senior Engineer.

Byron was loved by the people around him, survived by his wife, Lynette Evans Fontenot; his children Ryan Fontenot, (Ryan’s wife Lauren Hurst Fontenot and Ryan’s mother, Lori Fontenot), Danyel Engels, Nicole Harrell, Blake Bond and Ricky Bond; grandson, Noah Fontenot; mother, Anna Lee (Faul) Fontenot; siblings, Donovan Fontenot, Malinda Fontenot, Adrian Fontenot, and numerous other relatives.  He is preceded in death by his father, Kelly James Fontenot of Eunice, LA and brother, Dewayne Louis Fontenot of Church Point, LA.

Byron’s love and passion for cutting horses lead him to owning Cheyenne, her baby Dakota, Lurch along with his fur babies, Tory, Nyla and Faith.

Visiting hours will take place from 10:00 - 12:00 PM on Monday, June 29, 2020, with service at 12:00 PM at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Pallbearers will be:  Ryan Fontenot, Blake Bond, Ricky Bond, Donovan Fontenot, Adrian Fontenot, Jeff Gassen, Kenny Lanclos, Jr., and Dave Shasteen.

No Reception will be held and mask highly recommended.

Lastly, the family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Cannon Medical and his co-workers who stood by his side through this tough journey of fighting cancer.  Dave, Mike, Larry and many others of Cannon Medical were present and had genuine concern is deeply appreciated.

“Always My Brother”

What can I say
About this beautiful soul
He is a wonderful person
With a heart of gold

He was always there
To lend a helping hand
Why he has to go so soon
I will never understand

I will miss his laugh
And all his funny jokes
But most of all
I will miss him the most

He fought so hard
To stay here with us
But this illness
Was just too much

The pain of losing him
Is way too much to bare
When I look up to the sky
I know he will always be there

Rest easy my brother
I know we will be far apart
But you will forever be missed
And will always be in my heart

Love you so much Byron!

Written by:  Emily Lanclos

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June 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Funeral Service
June 29, 2020

12:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Interment following funeral service
June 29, 2020

Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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