September 30, 1960 - December 26, 2019
Bernadine Thibodeaux McLin was born on September 30, 1960 in New Orleans, LA to the late Cleveland and Mary Lee Hatcher. She answered the call from her Master on December 26, 2019. Bernadine was a product of the New Orleans School System. Her spiritual journey started at New Testament Baptist Church in New Orleans, where she was baptized as a young child. It was there that she met and married her first husband. Two sons were born to this union. Later, she married Walter McLin, who preceded her in death. Bernadine was a multitalented and gifted person who never hesitated to share those talents and gifts with others. She was an excellent cook, who was never tired of trying new recipes. Her ability to design and decorate was superior. She served and designed for numerous people. No matter how late a request was made, she could be depended on to respond “yes”, and with a smile. In 1999, she relocated to Florence, MS. There she became a permanent fixture in the Good Hope Community. She worked at Rainbow Child Care Center for the past 19 years. Countless children in and around this area came to know and love “Mrs. Bernadine.” She cooked for them and when needed, drove the vans as well. She loved the children. She was a very gifted singer who was active in the Gospel, Inspirational and Mass Choirs, and of course, there were times when she cooked food and decorated the Fellowship Hall beautifully. Bernadine was the 7th of 13 children. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Paulette; four brothers, Ronnie, Clarence, Kenneth and Cleveland. She leaves to cherish her unforgettable memories: sons, Mark and Matthew (Shaquita); grandchildren, Angel and Niya; sisters, Mary Zacarie Wessie Hatcher and Nadia Jackson; brothers, Anthony, Deondray (Ametris), Kirk and Darrell; nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, uncles and too many “Special” friends to mention.
Bernadine Thibodeaux McLin was born on September 30, 1960 in New Orleans, LA to the late Cleveland and Mary Lee Hatcher. She answered the call from her Master on December 26, 2019. Bernadine was a product of the New Orleans School System. Her... View Obituary & Service Information
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