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Mary Lynn Millet Bernard

  • Birth 23 Aug 1943 Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 4 Jan 2009 Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 32690096

Mary Lynn Millet Bernard, a lifelong resident of Houma, died following a long and valiant struggle with cancer at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at Chauvin Funeral Home. Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial service will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial at a later date in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.

She is survived by her husband of almost 42 years, Philippe G. Bernard; two daughters, Deidre Ann Bernard Richard and Nicole Marie Bernard Lirette; four grandchildren, William "Billy" Edward Lirette, Danielle Elizabeth Richard, Tanner Allen Richard and Donnie Gerald Lirette; one brother, Eugene E. "Jackie" Millet and wife, Paula Wyle Millet, of White, Ga.; two sons-in-law, Tyler Allen Richard and Eric John Lirette of Houma; one brother-in-law and wife, C.J. and Millie Landry Bernard of Baton Rouge; and one sister-in-law, Mary Joan Bernard of Baton Rouge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Norma Chauvin Millet; and her in-laws, C.J. and Olita Bourque Bernard.

She was a retired Terrebonne Parish School Teacher having served on the faculties of Legion Park and Village East Elementary.

Respected and admired by former students and faculty, she touched the hearts of many who were fortunate to work alongside her and who received her heart-felt guidance and instruction as students.

She was a friend to all and won numerous achievement and performance awards throughout her lifetime. The last of those awards came in 2001, when she became the co-recipient of the NAACP President's award given to her by Jerome Boykin, President of the local NAACP chapter. Jerome described her accurately; "she was a surrogate mom to us all." She was color-blind and insisted on judging people by their character alone.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her close friends and family.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Terrebonne Parish Library system in her honor. The library is able to purchase books that will memorialize her life and spirit in perpetuity. The family will suggest to the library those books that may pertain to her interest.

Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





  • Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
  • Added: 6 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32690096
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Lynn Millet Bernard (23 Aug 1943–4 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32690096, citing Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Bobby and Carol Babin Estes (contributor 46900498) .