Funeral services for Carrie Roberta Reynaud, 97, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel with Bro. Tommy Allen officiating and special prayer by Ben Green. Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the funeral home.
Berta Reynaud was born March 17, 1921 in Calera, AL to Earnest and Jessie Lucas and went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2018 in Shreveport, LA. Berta defined “LIFE”. She was a beacon of energy, happiness and faith and promoted her gift to whomever she touched. She strived to discover the special things that made her surroundings in one simple word, “happy”. Nobody was ever forgotten or unimportant. She kept specific detail to make others feel special, an unforgettable yet unique quality that we all could be so fortunate to retain. In her colorful life, she served in the US Navy as a nurse during WWII. She spread her roots from an early childhood family farm in Alabama to her own farm along the Red River banks of Vick, LA, later to settle in her home in Shreveport LA, where she raised her family and built unforgettable memories for her next generations and generations to come. Her beautiful qualities have spread through family and friends. She was a loving mother, granny, and friend to all. Berta had the ability to make any room brighter. She leaves behind a legacy of love, contagious smiles, laughter, and her love for her family, friends and faith in God.
Berta was preceded in death by her husband, Calvis Reynaud and numerous brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Patsy Rosa and Peggy Whitaker and husband Whit; grandchildren, Carrie Self and husband Kenton, Jason Babin and wife Kelly, Tina Hollander and husband Scott, Jennifer Langlois and husband Brian, and Courtney Padgett and husband Jeff; great-grandchildren, Tyler Holly, Kaleigh (Kaitlyn) Babin, Kane Babin, Ryder Padgett, and Ridleigh Padgett; siblings, Dot Lucas, Evelyn Lucas, Edith Reid, and Larry Reynaud and wife Janice; special friend of 64 years, Dora Thomas; her Manson Street family; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring Berta as pallbearers will be Jason Babin, Whit Whitaker, Kane Babin, Tyler Holly, Brian Langlois, Kenton Self, Jeff Padgett, and Ragan Fair. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Glover, Terry Glover, Tommy Anderson, Buddy Babin and Bill Kappelman.
Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Step Down ICU staff at Willis-Knighton North.