WHITE HALL — Maye Winston Fontaine,
of White Hall, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was 79 years old. Maye was born on April 29, 1942, in Sheridan, Ark., to Shaw and Ophie Lunsford Winston. She grew up in the Dollarway area and was a graduate of Dollarway High School. On June 10, 1960, Maye married Edward “Boe” Fontaine in Hawthorn, Nevada. Boe was in the United States Marine Corp where they traveled to Hawaii, Iceland, Florida, Georgia and many other places around the world. Maye, along with her husband Boe, attended Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the church choir, Ruth Circle, Senior Citizens, and Unity Sunday School Class. She also worked with Bible school during the summer and was a former employee who served the church in many areas. Maye was an avid bowler where she participated in the Pine Bluff Ladies Bowling League at Thunder Lanes for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family in many settings. Maye always welcomed others to her home to enjoy her pool, including spending many days with the Witcher’s, who were like family to her and Boe.
Maye was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Boe” Fontaine, parents, Shaw and Ophie Winston, sisters, Lorene Winston Blocker, Odell Winston Spakes, and Betty Winston Webb. Survivors include one daughter, Kim Fontaine, sisters, Francis Winston Harrison, Shirley Winston Sizemore, and her twin, Faye Winston Presley (Gaylon Presley), and twenty-two nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Maye’s caretakers, Laura and Katharine Witcher, and family members who were with her every step of the way, as well as Dr. Grace Raja and staff at CARTI who cared for and supported her throughout her journey.
Visitation will be Friday July, 16, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church with the funeral service following directly after at 2 p.m., at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Sheridan following the service by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
Memorials can be made to CARTI Cancer Center, Honor of Maye Fontaine, 8901 CARTI Way, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205, or Bethany Senior Citizens, c/o Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 7122 Sheridan Road, White Hall, Ark., 71602. Online register: www.RalphRobinsonandSon.com