BERNADINE LaBORDE EADDY
Front Row (Kneeling L-R):
Emily Lockler, Trevan Eaddy, Blaine Eaddy, Aaron Eaddy, and Troy Eaddy.
Back Row (Standing L-R):
Melissa Lockler, Kim (Marsh) Eaddy, Kai Chambers, Keah Chambers, Kecia
Chambers, Vanik Eaddy, Kayli Chambers, Gregory Eaddy, Brian Eaddy
standing before Greg Eaddy, and Kathy Eaddy. Standing behind
Kathy (Randolph) Eaddy are M.J. LaBorde and Barbara LaBorde.
Date of Birth: June
Spouse: Vanik S.
Kecia, Troy, Blaine, and Trevan.
D. Eaddy; Tara N. Eaddy; Kai (Rhett)
M. Chambers, Jr.; Keah V.
Chambers, Kayli M. Chambers; Emily N. Lockler; Melissa A. Lockler;
Aaron B. Eaddy; Claire H. Eaddy; Jackson B. Eaddy; William B. Eaddy; T.
Brian Eaddy, Jr.; and Alyssa J. Eaddy.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs.
Milburn J. LaBorde, Sr. of Mansura,
Secretarial Course Certificate, Avoyelles Parish Trade
School, Cottonport, Louisiana, 1956.
High School Diploma, Marksville High
School, Marksville, Louisiana, 1955.
Registrar and Assistant to the
President, Career Technical College,
Administrative Assistant, Loan
Processing Department, Capitol Bank,
Secretary to the Business
Agent, Carpenter’s Local #1846, New
Legal Secretary, B.C. Bennett,
Attorney, Marksville, Louisiana.
President, Women’s Full
Gospel, Auburn, Alabama, 1983.
Vice President, Women’s Full
Gospel Fellowship, Auburn, Alabama,
Missionary tour to Taipei,
Taiwan with Nora Lamm Crusades.
Tour of Israel and Jordan,
Mrs. Bernadine L. Eaddy
died at her residence in Starkville,
Mississippi approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 21, 2010. She was
born in Mansura, Louisiana on June 22, 1937 to her parents Milburn
Joseph LaBorde, I. and Estelle Wall LaBorde, both of whom are now
deceased. She had a baby sister named Veronica Marie LaBorde who
died in 1947. One of her grand daughters named Kaitlyn Gabrielle
Chambers, died the night before the day of her birth July 4, 1994.
Bernadine’s heritage is
deeply rooted in French ancestry preceding the
establishment of the United States. French was spoken in her home
as a primary language for seniors and a second language for her
generation. They were quick to tell everyone that their heritage
went directly back to France and was called Parisian French and not
Acadian (Cajun) French. She frequently spoke fluently in French
to anyone she met who knew the language and taught her children many
words in French. She was especially overjoyed whenever she could
witness to anyone in French.
When Bernadine was only six
or seven years, she received a vision she
believed was from Jesus Christ, Messiah. She attempted to speak
to God using what she thought was Latin, the language of the Catholic
Mass. In her conversation, she asked the Lord if she could
“become his little girl and speak the heavenly language”. She
then saw a blinding light and heard the voice of a man who said, “Yes
my child”, or words to that effect. As a result of this
conversation, Bernadine was different from all other girls
forever. To know Bernadine was to know joy and love. She
impacted favorably on the lives of nearly everyone who knew her
well. Upon reaching adulthood and having five children by her
side, she received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of
speaking in Biblical tongues. From that day forward she lived a
life blessed with miracles almost daily. She dearly loved Jesus
the Messiah of Israel and would openly share those experiences with
anyone willing to listen.
Her survivors include her
husband of 51 years, Vanik S. Eaddy, Ph. D.
who was born in South Carolina on March, 26 1937. Their story is
an amazing account of a farm boy from the South Carolina Low Country
who learned that the shortest way to get from Fort Benning, Georgia to
Indiantown, South Carolina was through New Orleans, Louisiana.
She was to him a prime example of the role model woman of Proverbs
Her living children with
their spouses are Gregory V. Eaddy and Sandra
G. Eaddy (Divorced); Kecia V. Chambers and Kai M. Chamber, Sr;; Troy
B. Eaddy and
Kathy R. Eaddy; Blaine E. Eaddy and Kimberly M. Eaddy; and Trevan B.
Eaddy, Sr. and Cherry A. Eaddy.
She is survived by a
brother, Milburn, Joseph LaBorde, II. and a total of
13 living grandchildren. The grandchildren are Bradley D. Eaddy,
Eaddy, Kai (Rhett) M. Chambers, Jr., Keah V. Chambers, Kayli M.
Chambers, Emily N. Lockler, Melissa A. Lockler, Aaron B. Eaddy, Claire
H. Eaddy, Jackson B. Eaddy, William B. Eaddy, T. Brian Eaddy, Jr., and
Alyssa J. Eaddy.
was held 5:00
p.m. on August 24, 2010 at
Welch’s Funeral Home in Starkville.
The funeral service was conducted on
August 25, 2010 at New HorizonsChristian
by Rev. Johnny Buckner. Interment
followed at the Memorial Gardens on Octoc
Road near Starkville,