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Mary Velma Bernard

February 11, 1940 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 80)

Obituary

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, for Mary Velma Bernard, 80, who passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Ville Platte, LA  surrounded by her loving family.

Father Tom Voorhies, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in Evangeline Memorial Park.

Mary Velma Bernard was born on February 11, 1940 in Ville Platte, LA to Lee Ed and Josephine Lafleur Fontenot. Velma worked at the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court office for 56 years and retired as deputy clerk.  She enjoyed camping and traveling.  Her family and friends meant the world to her and she loved them immensely. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those that knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jean Ray Bernard; two sons, James Anthony Bernard and wife Kim of St. Landry and John Mitchell Bernard and wife, Robin of Prairieville; grandchildren, Lindsey, Morgan, Hanna, Toby, Courtney, Jayme, and Jessica; and four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Rowan, Jaydon and Ava.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee Ed and Josephine Lafleur Fontenot; and brother, Kerney Fontenot.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  A rosary will be recited by Father Tom Voorhies at 4:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Bernard family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin’s Funeral Home,709 W. Main Street, Ville Platte, LA 70586 is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ardoin's Funeral Home
709 W Main St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
September 15, 2020

4:00 PM
Ardoin's Funeral Home
709 W Main St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Visitation
Wednesday
September 16, 2020

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ardoin's Funeral Home
709 W Main St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
September 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
708 East Main Street
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Burial
Wednesday
September 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Evangeline Memorial Park
Chataignier Road
Ville Platte, LA 70586

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