Bernice Arnsdorff Parker Jaudon, 85, of Springfield passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014 at the Effingham County Extended Care Facility.
Mrs. Jaudon was born March 22, 1928 to the late B.W. and Mildred Arnsdorff in Effingham County. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Melvin Arnsdorff and Mitchell Arnsdorff and her sister Jeanette Arnsdorff.
Mrs. Jaudon lived most of her life in Effingham County and loved the old homeplace where she grew up as a child. She attended and graduated from Clyo High School in 1945. She married M.C. (Monk) Jaudon on June 21, 1969. She was formerly employed as a secretary with the Public Savings Life Insurance Company of Savannah. She was also an active and loyal member of her childhood church, Bethel Lutheran Church, the Effingham Historical Society and the Georgia Salzburg Society where she served as secretary. She also volunteered at Manna House of Rincon.
Mrs. Jaudon was a special lady who loved to sing and play the piano and guitar, with gospel tunes being her favorite. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family and friends dearly. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. She also adored her dachshund Klinger. Never a spring went by that she did not enjoy her daffodils, geraniums and the beauty of her azaleas.
Mrs. Jaudon is survived by her daughter, Joyce Parker Burns (Steve) of Springfield, her son, Jimmy Parker, also of Springfield, and her stepdaughter, Janice Jaudon Dorminey (Edd) of Tifton,Ga. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sheri Royal (David), Kelli Hesling, Jennifer Herzog (Scott), Jeanine Webster (Luke) and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church.
Interment followed in Springfield Cemetery Annex.
Remembrances may be given to Bethel Lutheran Church, 1984 Highway 21 North, Springfield, GA 31329.