Sylvia Marie Bernard

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bernard, Sylvia

Funeral services for Sylvia Marie Bernard will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Sylvia Marie Bernard was born in New Orleans, Louis. on January 13, 1942. Sylvia passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the age of 74.
Sylvia was a resident of New Orleans for most of her life and a graduate of UNO. She was an active member at Word of Faith Christian Fellowship for forty-five years where Pastor Charles E. Green was her pastor. At Word of Faith, Sylvia ministered in the music department as choir member and soloist for special musical presentations. Sylvia also taught kindergarten at Word of Faith Academy for twenty-six years and Sunday school in the preschool department. After Hurricane Katrina, Sylvia relocated to Picayune, Miss. where she worked as assistant children’s librarian at Crosby Memorial Library for ten years and attended Believers Church with Pastor Mike Jackson. An author, Sylvia published numerous articles in church bulletins, local newspapers, and has written children’s books.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Verla Mae Wallace Bernard and Lionel S. Bernard.
Sylvia leaves behind and will be dearly missed by her closest cousins, Olivia Jeanne Barrios, Claudette Craven and husband Dan, their children Sonda S. Craven, Daniel J. Craven, Jr. and wife Christy and children Brooke and Daniel, III, and Michael K. Craven and wife Anne and children Julia and Sarah, and numerous other cousins. In addition to her family, Sylvia will be missed by her close friends, Grace and Doug Booth and Edith Ziegler as well as her Word of Faith Church, Believers Church and Crosby Memorial Library families.
In lieu of flowers, she requested donations be made to Pastor Green’s ministry “Harvest Ministries” P. O. Box 293658, Lewisville, TX 75029 or to “Believers Church” 2310 Millswood Road, Picayune, MS 39466.
Personal goodbyes and memories can be recorded on McDonald Funeral Home’s website, at

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