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Elton Bernard

November 21, 1930 — March 8, 2017

Elton David Bernard was born on November 21, 1930, and passed from this life on March 8, 2017. He was a native of Baton Rouge and long-time resident of Gonzales, Louisiana. He and his wife were credentialed ministers of the United Pentecostal Church International and pioneer missionaries to Korea for 20 years, where they established 22 churches, a Bible college, and three U.S. military fellowships. They also established three churches in Louisiana, including a Spanish-speaking congregation. Elton Bernard is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Loretta Artigue Bernard; parents, Walter and Lillian Bernard; two sisters, Ethel Waller and Margie Fleming; and three brothers, Walter, Osborn, and L. J. Bernard. He is survived by three children, David K. Bernard and wife, Connie; Karen Hatcher and husband, Charles; and Julie Celey and husband, Johnny; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Bernard and wife, Sara; Krista Hatcher and fiancé, Christopher Miller; Daniel Bernard and wife, Kalee; Lindsey Chrestman and husband, Cullen; Von de Leigh Hatcher, Michael Celey, and Christopher Celey; three great-grandchildren, Elijah, Adelle, and Rylynn Bernard; and two sisters, Florence Koon Williams and Rosemary Ward. Visitation is on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Centro de Vida, Iglesia Pentecostal Unida, 13477 Pamela Street, Gonzales, LA 70737, from 11:00 a.m. until service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Urshan College, 700 Howdershell Rd, Florissant, MO 63031. Messages to the family may be sent c/o A Better Mail Service, 711 E. Ascension St., Gonzales, LA 70737. Ascension Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook.

Visitation


Centro de Vida Iglesia Pentecostal Unida
13477 Pamela Street
Gonzales, LA  70737
Saturday, March 11, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Service


Funeral Service

Centro de Vida Iglesia Pentecostal Unida
13477 Pamela Street
Gonzales, LA  70737
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Cemetery


Roselawn Memorial Park
4045 North St.
Baton Rouge, LA  70806

Memorial Contributions


Urshan College
700 Howdershell Rd.
Florissant, MO  63031
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