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Barbara Elizabeth (Fontenette) Jennings

November 23, 1940 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 79)


Barbara was a native of Loreauville, LA and resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She passed on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Visiting Nurse Hospice.

She was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a 1959 graduate of Jonas Henderson High School, New Iberia LA and afterwards attended Xavier University. She retired from General Telephone & Electronics (GTE) in 1991.

She leaves to cherish her memory, his loving husband, Solon Jennings of Fort Wayne, IN; two daughters, Jennifer D. Jennings of Northville, MI and Jennise (Tracey) D. Jenkins of Wichita, KS; two grandchildren Amber N. Jennings of St. Louis, MO and Landon M. Jenkins of Wichita, KS; four brothers, Christopher Fontenette and Victor Fontenette, Sr. both of Houston, TX, Raymond Fontenette of Lafayette, LA and Vernon Sumuku of San Diego, CA; five sisters, Jane Fontenette, Ann Francois, Sarah Lakey and Veronica Fontenette all of Houston, TX, and Vernie McNair of Raleigh, NC; sister-in-law Patricia (Lee) A Fontenette and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Fontenette Sr. and Irene Broussard Fontenette and three brothers, Russell Fontenette, Gregory Fontenette, and Lee A. Fontenette.


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Memorial Service
June 16, 2020

1:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Service
831 E. Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

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