Theresa Julius Fontenot (Alston), 72, of Siler City passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at UNC Hillsborough,
Mrs. Fontenot was born in Oakdale, LA on July 28, 1948, the daughter of Edmond Fontenot and Gladys Gradney.
Theresa was a member of St. Julia Catholic Church. She was highly respected in the church and her community. Theresa had an amazing love of her family especially her grandchildren. She loved spending time tending to the flowers in her garden, as well as sewing as well as being an amazing cook. In addition to her parents, Theresa is preceded in death by her daughter Vanessa Gladys Alston and brother; Joseph Fontenot.
She is survived by her son; Leon Steven Alston, Jr. and wife Linda of Siler City, grandchildren; Adrian Alexander Alston, and Lawrence Steven Alston (Brianna), sister; Thelma Martin of SC, brothers; D.L., Randolph and Alfred Fontenot all of LA, and ex-husband, Leon Steven Alston, Sr. of Silk Hope.
Theresa will Lie in Repose on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 12:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Julia Catholic Parish, 210 Harold Hart Road, Siler City with Friar Julio Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Chatham Food Pantry, P O Box 254, 2535 Old US Hwy 421 N., Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Alston family.
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