Calvert City, KY Jan. 23, 1942 | Oct. 13, 2021
Calvert City, KY | Jan. 23, 1942 | Oct. 13, 2021
Virginia Fountain 

Mrs. Jannie Virginia Fountain, 79 of Calvert City, KY passed away surrounded by family, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY. 

Born Friday, January 23, 1942 in Lake Charles, LA, she was the daughter of Thomas Lee Fewell and the late Annie Mae (Addison) Fewell. She was a graduate of Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA, a Registered Nurse, she served the patients at Lourdes Hospital for over 40 years. She took pride in caring for others, and was well loved by coworkers and patients alike. 

She was an active and beloved member of Zion's Cause Baptist Church. Her faith was, and will continue to be, a source of comfort for all those who encountered it. It was steadfast, unwavering, and a defining feature of who she was and will continue to be in the hearts of those lucky enough to have worshiped with and known her. She was a strong prayer warrior and never hesitated to lift others up when they were on her mind or in her heart.

Surviving are her children, Eric C. Fountain of Memphis, TN, Matthew D. Fountain of Calvert City, KY, and daughter, Lonna Ruth (Fountain) Lanier of Chattanooga, TN, brother, Jim Fewell of Slidell, LA, sister, Gay Ann Tate of Prairieville, LA, grandchildren, Casey Canady, Kali Fountain, Jacob Fountain and Michael Fountain, great-grandchildren, Elias Canady and June Canady. 

Mrs. Fountain was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband of 59 years, Lyne Keith "Lonnie" Fountain, brother, Tom Fewell and sister, Bonny D. Elliott. 

Virginia was gregarious and strong and lived a life full of family, friends, and more laughter than anyone could hope for. She had a zest for life that could hardly be denied. From her flamboyant clothing and jewelry to her over the top crafts and her willingness to talk to anyone, she lived out loud in the most wonderful of ways. When she did anything she did it fiercely and with conviction. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends and the community she created for herself and others.  

She was heavily involved in Special Olympics of Kentucky through her granddaughter and best friend, Kali, whom she loved dearly and was rarely seen without.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion's Cause Baptist Church, 1532 US 68 West Benton, KY, with Rev. Dr. Charles Frazier officiating. Interment will follow the service in Calvert City Cemetery, Calvert City, KY.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, KY.  

The family request that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Sunrise Children's Services, P.O. Box 1429, Mt. Washington, KY, 40047.

Collier Funeral Home
211 West 5th Street
Benton, KY 42025
Email : Phone : (270) 527-3141