J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA


Bernadotte Berry Reeds

July 1, 1935July 3, 2020

Bernadotte Berry Reeds, 85, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020. Bernadotte was born on July 1, 1935 to Willie R. Berry and Flora Ella Pinder.

Bernadotte was born in Starks, LA but a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, LA where she was a member of Baptist Faith. After over 30 years of service, Bernadotte retired from the Calcasieu Parish Court house. She also retired as a secretary from Dr. Lynn Speights office after many years of service. She enjoyed traveling, painting, reading, and spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Stephen Ellis and wife Lynda of Lake Charles, LA, David Ellis and wife Lana of Lake Charles, LA, Michael Mitchell of Lake Charles, LA; one brother, Bill Berry of Deerpark, TX; five grandchildren, Blaine Ellis, Elyse Ellis Conner, Justin Ellis, Jacob Ellis, Lacy Ellis all of Lake Charles, LA; and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 3:00pm until 9:00pm. The family will have a private graveside service, with Bernadotte being laid to rest at Prien Memorial Park on Monday, July 6, 2020.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 5, 2020

  • Private Graveside Service

    Monday, July 6, 2020


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Pat Stanley

July 5, 2020

My condolences to the family. Steve and I shared many conversations, about our Mothers. His, Mrs Bernadotte being a Berry from, Starks, and mine being from Edgerly. Blessings, and may all rest in the comfort, of her salvation. May God Bless !

Jennifer Trahan

July 5, 2020

Ms. Bernadotte was a true delight to be around. She was my grandmothers best friend and during her last days I took care of her in her home. I looked forward to it everyday. The stories she had and just the knowledge that she shared. I loved her and she loved me. She will be truly missed!!


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