Monica  Anderson

Monica Lynn Anderson (Fontenot)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 1970 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Monica was LOVED BY ALL. On February 29, 2020 Monica Fontenot Anderson of Pineville, Louisiana went to be with our Lord and angels after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Monica was born September 22, 1970 in Lafayette, Louisiana and grew up in Kaplan, Louisiana. She graduated from Kaplan High School and attended Louisiana College in nursing. Upon graduation in 1995, she became a trauma / charge ICU nurse at Rapides Regional Hospital for 22 years. She was an ACLS instructor and taught nursing clinicals at Louisiana College. Monica was actively involved in many community program such as Rapides Cancer Center, ALS, Catholic Daughters, Sacred Heart ACTS, was a Eucharist minister, active with the St. Joseph Altar, Pineville High School Band Parents Club, and the American Heart Association. Monica was a DAISY Award winner for Extraordinary Nurses while at Rapides Regional Medical Center and was a recipient of the 2009 Louisiana Great 100 Nurses Award. To say she was extraordinary would be an understatement!

She always loved arts and crafts, the Food Network, working with her church family, watching her Louisiana College Wildcats Baseball Team, cooking, planning events and being with family.

Monica is survived by her husband Robert C. Anderson of 22 years, son Landon Reece Anderson, Sister Nicole Freres (Mark), two nieces Taylor and Emma, Mother-in-law Frances Anderson, and Sister-in-laws Karen Anderson and Nancy Blackwell, Aunts Linda Smalley and Mary Anne Michalk, along with many cousins, grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Garrett Bryan Anderson and mother Jeanne Fontenot.

Pallbearers will be Randy Smalley, Mark Smalley, Phillip Cole, Jay Slayter, Little Barry Owens, Lane Smith and Mike Scanlan.

Honorary pallbearers are Bridget Smith, Paula Scanlan, Debbie Walker Campbell, Monica Dunn Sieja, Jennifer Osborne, Shawn Nichols, Missy Carruth, Marilyn Smith, and Beth Flaherty.

Special friends who supported her courageous journey include Carolyn Wilson (CC), Monica Dunn Sieja, Jennifer Osborne, and caretakers at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Special thanks to the staff at Hematology Oncology Life Center, especially Dr. Bassam Abi-Rached, the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center Brain and Spine Clinic in Houston, TX, Stat Home Health, and St. Joseph Hospice Care, especially Betsey Rainwater, Stacy Colson, and Samantha Louie.

Monica will be laid to rest at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery Park in Pineville, Louisiana. Services will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am with Monsignor Bruce Miller, Father Albi Mulloth, and Deacon Mike Young officiating. Visitation will be on March 6, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm with the Chaplet of The Devine Mercy being recited at 7:00 pm, and visitation again at 9:00 am until the time of service on March 7, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation (supports brain cancer research) at or to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Pineville, Louisiana. Arrangements are entrusted to Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    600 Lakeview St.
    PINEVILLE, LA 71360
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    Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
  • Service

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    600 Lakeview St.
    PINEVILLE, LA 71360
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    Visitation for Mrs. Anderson on Saturday, March 7, 2020 will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
    Monsignor Bruce Miller
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Military Highway
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Robert & Landon, Prayers up, Love you my Brother.
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Pam Wagers

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Prayers for comfort for Robert, Landon all Monica’s Family and friends. Robert & Landon Monica was an amazing person and I was so blessed to know her. Love to all. May she Rest In Peace

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