Benard, Elnora F. (Mrs. H.R.)


Mrs. Elnora F. Bernard was born January 30, 1895, to Edward Favors and Penny Hunter Favors of Centerville, La. She was a devoted member of Trinity United Methodist Church, serving with her husband, the late Reverend H. R. Bernard, who pastured Trinity for a brief period. After his death her service continued both at Trinity Church and Sager Brown School. Many were influenced and helped by the outstanding and unselfish contributions she offered. Mrs. Bernard received her heavenly reward on September 30, 1974.
Mrs. Bernard was the mother of the late Mrs. Chaney Morse, known to many throughout the Conference as a truly dedicated church worker and Superintendent of Sager Brown School.
Surviving Mrs. Bernard are three sisters: Mrs. Amelia Climax of Centerville, La., Mrs. Rosie Jefferson of Alexandria, and Mrs. Irene Page of New Orleans; three daughters: Mrs. Hannah Claton of Baton Rouge, Miss Octavia Bernard of California, and Miss Mildred L. Bernard of Baldwin; and four grandchildren.
A reflection of the beauty of Mrs. Bernard’s life is expressed in the words of Isaac Watts:
I’ll Praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
And when my voice is lost in death;
Praise shall employ my nobler powers,
My days of praise shall ne’er be past . . .
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1975; p. 186 By Kenneth G. McDowell

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