Jessie L. LaFontaine, 72, of Greenbrier, was called home to join her loved ones in Heaven on Monday, July 23, 2012. She was born on August 2, 1939, in Tranquility, California,, to the late Ancel L. and Eva (Fulp) Shirley.
She lived and worked all around the country through her life time. After 30 years of banking, to the surprise of her family, she joined her second husband in a career in long haul trucking which she enjoyed as a way to see the country. Her enjoyment, besides her family, was the fellowship with the women at the Church of Christ in Greenbrier. She also loved to crochet beautiful afghans and pot holders, with a specific person in mind to add a personal touch.
She is survived by her daughter Eva (Strain) DeTurck and husband Dirk of Greenbrier; two grandsons: Isaac (Rhonda) DeTurck and Jacob (Ashley) DeTurck, both of Conway; two great grandchildren: Seth and Katelin and two step-great grandchildren, Lauren and Riley; brothers: Gaston (Marilyn) Shirley, of Fresno, CA and Atherd Shirley of Boise, ID; sisters: Lou Sievers of Fresno, CA, Marlene( James) Hendrix of Ukiah, CA, Wanda (Walt) Klippel of Crothersville, IN, Marnell (Jack) McNutt of Bakersfield, CA and Toromotha Scott of Boise, ID and the many relatives from such an extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband ,James L. Strain; second husband, Paul LaFontaine, a brother Mitchell Shirley and a sister Joyce Dodge.
The family wishes to sincerely Thank Glen Elliott and all the women of the Church of Christ in Greenbrier. All the Hospice caregivers, and the wonderful women who provided care and comfort to Jessie over the last few years.
Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Friday, July 27, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The interment will take place at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, July 28, at Thacker Cemetery near Clarkridge, AR. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenbrier Church of Christ.