Edith Holden Bardwell
1941 - 2021
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Edith Holden Bardwell, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the age of 79.

She was born on Wednesday, November 26, 1941, in Independence, Louisiana. Edith was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and worshipped.

Edith was also very active professionally throughout her life. She held all offices with the American Business Women Association, including Woman of the Year, President of Hammond Area Republican Women, President of the Ponchatoula High School Vocal Club Board, and President of the Tangipahoa Parish Library Board.

She held multiple offices in the Hammond Area Red Hat Society, including Queen Mother, and various offices in PTA and Boosters Club, including Treasurer.

Edith was part owner of D&D Unemployment Screening, and worked for Wells Fargo Bank- San Francisco, Monroe County- Key West, Blackwell Electric, First Guaranty Bank, and the Tangipahoa Teachers Credit Union.

Edith is survived by her husband, Carl Bardwell; daughter & son-in-law, Monica Bardwell Hutson and her husband Lance; nephew, Dennis K. Bardwell whom she considered a son; grandchildren, Jordan Blair Hutson Threadgill and her husband Jacob, Emily Anne Hutson and Mackenzie Elizabeth Hutson; honorary grandchildren, Amy Bardwell Bush and her husband Jason, April Bardwell, and Steven Bardwell and his wife Shanell; great-grandchildren, Hadley Hayden Threadgill, Bexley Grace Hutson and future great-grandchild, Hutson Claire Threadgill; honorary great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jayla, Colton and Zoe; brother's in law, C.D. Bardwell and his wife Cloma, and George Bardwell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Edna Rushing Holden; brothers, Wesley Holden and Harold Holden; twin sisters, Ruth and Ruby Holden; and twin sons, Douglas Allen Bardwell and Dudley Preston Bardwell.

Visitation for Family and Friends will be on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 11109 Jerusalem Church Road, Hammond, Louisiana, 70403. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service begins at 10:00 a.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Cooper Cemetery in Robert, Louisiana.

The family would like to say a very special thank you to Modern Hospice for the outstanding and compassionate care they provided for Edith and her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Modern Hospice and Palliative Care of Hammond, Louisiana or Jerusalem Baptist Church in Pumpkin Center, Louisiana.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.

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Published in The Daily Star on Jun. 21, 2021.
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July 11, 2021
So sorry. I worked with Edith in the early 1990s. One of the sweetest women I knew.
Molly Magee Dreher
June 24, 2021
To Carl and the whole Bardwell family, I am so sorry to hear this. I have been out of town and just saw this yesterday. I'm sorry I wasn't able to come express my respects. She was a great lady and a good friend. She will be missed.
Michael Gorby
June 22, 2021
Rest in Peace Ms. Edith. You were always such a sweet and caring human being.
Thanks for leaving a legacy of love. Gone to Heaven, but not forgotten.
Catherine Perry
June 21, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Edith's passing. Praying for all her family and friends.
Gary Stanga
Family Friend
June 21, 2021
My hearts and prayers are with you all at this time! I loved Ms. Edith - she always had an encouraging word for me when I visited the Credit Union. Her smile and love for the Lord were inspiring and always brought a smile to my face! Take joy in knowing that she was a special and loved lady! Be blessed...
Myra Holden
June 19, 2021
Praying for your family
Della Williams
Family Friend
June 19, 2021
Oh so sorry for your loss. We have many good and fun memories with C and Carl back in the past. Our prayers are with you.
Gordon and Eloise Anderson
June 19, 2021
My thoughts and prayers for Mr. Carl and family .
Edith was a wonderful friend thru the years .
She was a wonderful co[worker @ the TPT Cr Un.
My heart hurts to see her gone now.
I know that Edith is a beautiful ANGEL in heaven.
I love all the family very much.
Marie Vilardo Mandella
Marie Mandella
June 20, 2021
God gave you to us on this earth, and your love, patience, and kindness will never be forgotten. Now as you enter Heaven God has even greater plans and rewards for you.
Gwen Turner
June 19, 2021
Proud of all Edith's many accomplishments, especially for the work she's done for our Lord.
Kathryn Martin
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