|Death: ||May 6, 2012|
Arlene "Queen" Adaway Fontenot, born Arlene Jacklyn Price, 59, died Sunday, May 06, 2012 in a local hospital. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Arlene graduated from South Philadelphia High School. In 1976, she moved to Westlake, Louisiana, and she made that community her home. She worked in those early years as a telephone operator for South Central Bell, but then became totally involved in growing and protecting her community. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Ward 4, District I Recreation District, and she was a member of the West Cal Kiwanis Club. In 1986 she became a volunteer firefighter for the Westlake Fire Department and in 1987, joined the Westlake Police Department as a part time officer, becoming a full time officer in 1988, and was named Assistant Chief in 1997. In 1993, Arlene was appointed a member of the Violent Crimes Task Force and was an integral part of not only her Westlake Department, but worked hand in hand with all other local, state and many national law enforcement agencies. She was affectionately known as "Queen" by many in law enforcement across the country. Arlene retired from the Westlake Police Department in 2005 and then went to work for the Southwest District Law Enforcement Planning Council as Grant Manager, retiring in December, 2010.
Arlene is survived by her devoted husband of sixteen years of Lacassine; son and wife of Lake Charles; daughter and husband of Dallas; father, and stepmother of Philadelphia, PA; sister and husband of Washington, DC; brother. of Chicago; two stepsons both of Sulphur; three stepdaughters and seven grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Litwack Hodes Price.
Memorial services were Wednesday, May 09, 2012 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rabbi Barrry Weinstein officiated. Interment followd in Lacassine Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Temple Sinai, 713 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Michael Broussard and staff, Dr. William Hart and Elaine of Hart Eye Center, Heart of Hospice and Mrs. Fontenot's best friends, Debbie Richard and Kim Hassenbien for their excellence in care and compassion during this difficult time.
Jefferson Davis Parish
Created by: Duffie and Kathy
Record added: May 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89719425
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