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Renella Anne Berard

June 27, 1948 — January 13, 2024

Renella Anne Berard

Cecilia - A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, January 20, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Cecilia for Renella Anne Berard, 75, who passed away on January 13, 2024 at her residence surrounded by her family. 

A visitation will take place at Pellerin Funeral Home in Cecilia on Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 AM on Saturday By  Deacon Ken Soiginer.

Deacon Ken Soiginer will officiate at the funeral service

Readers will be Trey Gravouilla and Cody Lastrapes. 

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Renella's passing leaves an immense void in the hearts of her family and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her life was one filled with kindness, compassion, and a genuine love for her family.

Born on June 27, 1948, in Breaux Bridge, Renella was a beacon of strength and selflessness. She dedicated herself to creating a warm and loving home for her family. Renella's nurturing spirit was evident in everything she did. From preparing heartwarming meals to sewing beautiful garments, she poured love into every stitch and every dish.

Renella's hobbies were as vibrant as her personality. She found peace in nature and spent countless hours camping amidst the tranquil beauty of the great outdoors. Fishing allowed her to connect with the serenity of the waters while birdwatching filled her heart with joy through each chirp and flutter. Her green thumb created beauty in her garden, where she lovingly tended to an array of blooming flowers and lush plants.

In addition to her connection with nature, Renella also found joy in cooking and baking delicious treats that delighted both family and friends. Her culinary creations could bring people together like nothing else. The heavenly aroma that wafted from her kitchen became synonymous with love and comfort.

Renella cherished books as much as she cherished people. The pages transported her to different worlds, allowing her imagination to roam freely. She was always reading a book, newpaper or anything of interest.

Music moved Renella's soul; it gave her a sense of expression and joy.  Dancing became one of her favorite forms of self-expression-every step taken was a testament to her zest for life and freedom of spirit.

Above all else, Renella's proudest accomplishment was raising her family. Her devotion as a mother, wife, grandmother and friend made her the cornerstone of her loved ones' lives. She bestowed love, guidance, and  support upon all who needed it, never failing to lend a listening ear or offer sage advice. Renella's capacity for empathy was boundless, and she possessed the rare ability to understand without judgment. Her words could be like a balm, bringing comfort and reassurance even in the darkest of times.

She is survived by her husband, John Cliff Berard; son, Marty Thibodeaux; daughters, Rachel T. (Dodd) Gravouilla, Wanda (Chad) Lastrapes, and Dawn (Billy) Buras; brothers, Dave (Nona) Hardy and Allen "Cookie" Speight; sisters, Patsy (Rob) Blevins and Debbie (Barron) Bernard; grandchildren, Chase (Chelsy) Gravouilla, Lane Thibodeaux, Trey (Maci) Gravouilla, Darian (Montrel) Buras, Alaynee (Scott) Buras, Courtney Lastrapes, and  Cody Lastrapes and 7 great grandchildren; Step-children, Alisha (David) Vidrine and Erin (Cobi) Suire; step-grandchildren, Alyssa Vidrine, Emmy Vidrine, Camille Vidrine, Eli Suire and Owen Suire. 
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Audrey Hardy; sisters, Jeanelle Breaux and Marelle Huval; grandchildren, Tanner Thibodeaux and Noah Buras; and her brother, Reggie Hardy. 
 
Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 20, 2024

8:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia

2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Rosary

Saturday, January 20, 2024

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia

2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Saturday, January 20, 2024

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