Mary Loney Malveau Fontenot known as Loney, was born on April 1, 1929 and passed away on October 26, 2020. Loney was born and raised in Plaisance, Louisiana to Luscious and Alice Malveau. Her humble beginnings with her 12 siblings who she loved dearly were in the Catholic Church. In high school she was the guard on the basketball team. After high school she attended Nursing school in Lake Charles and obtained her LPN License. Loney served Christus St. Patrick’s Hospital and her community until her retirement. Mary Loney Malveau married her late husband Rev. Sidney Fontenot on June 18, 1949. They remained married for 58 years until his passing. She devotedly served God, her husband, children, and church family at Mount Olive Baptist Church for more than 27 years. She was a part of the Mission Department, Mass Choir, and Deaconess Board. Mary Loney Fontenot later joined Messiah Baptist Church until she took ill and relocated to Texas. Sidney and Loney Fontenot have four children: Wilbert Fontenot; (In Loving Memory) Michael Wayne (Jennifer); Martin Lynn (Brillyone); and Anastasia Ruth (Daryl Syes).
She leaves in love three sisters: Margaret England, Mary Jane Thomas, Albertha Malveau, and a brother Antoine Malveau. She also leaves in love her children, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, her church family and friends.
Loney’s favorite pass times were reading her Bible, spending time with family and friends, spoiling LuLu, gardening, helping others any way she could when needed, crocheting, sewing, and walking.