Sadie Ruth Fontenot
Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Sadie Greenlee Fontenot, 91, passed away on Sunday, May 8, surrounded in love by her family. A longtime resident of Sulphur, La., but spent many joyous years in Hackberry, La.
She was a devoted Catholic who served her community with faith and grace. Sadie was a constant beacon of patience and compassion, spending a lifetime caring for those around her.
She lived a long and wonderful life full of travel adventures, pound cakes and pies, football and family. She gave her family endless memories of joy and laughter that they will carry in their hearts forever.
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Greenlee and Alcie Carter Greenlee; husbands, Justin P. Gaubert Jr., J.L. “Speedy” Swofford, and D.P. Fontenot; sisters, Geneva Greenlee, Louise Greenlee Duplechain Johnson, Shirley Greenlee Breaux, Vera Greenlee Chambers Provost, Lucille “Sis” Greenlee Eldridge, and, Juanita Greenlee Warner; and brothers, Frank Greenlee Jr. and Thomas Greenlee; and, her son-in-law, Reggie Fleming.
Sadie is survived by her adoring daughters, Catherine Fleming and Mary Friesner and husband Danny. Along with her favorite grandchildren, Aimee Alumbaugh (Kevin), Pam McLaughlin (Mitch), Jenny Friesner, Doug Friesner (Ayren) and Sarah Tavernit (PJ). Also left to carry on Granny’s memory are her great-grandchildren, Brianna Alumbaugh, Skylar and Sydnie McLaughlin, Aly and Gunner Friesner, and Sophia, Riley and JP Tavernit. As well as many much-loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Sadie will be held on May 14, 2022, at Johnson’s Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Consolata Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Butterfly Wing and Hospice of Baton Rouge at Baton Rouge General for the outstanding care and comfort they gave her.
We invite you to leave a fond memory or sentiment of condolences on our website www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.