2024ObituariesUncategorizedMark Anthony Bernard

May 8, 2024by SealeUser9

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mark Anthony Bernard, on May 6, 2024. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and cherished friend to many.

Mark Anthony Bernard was born on November 17, 1962 in Beckley, West Virginia. He grew up in Alexandria, LA and Denham Springs, LA and attended Denham Springs High School. After, high school, he pursued a career as a forklift mechanic and worked diligently to provide for his family. He was the owner of MB Service Company LLC providing service for forklifts and other equipment.

In 1981, Mark married his soulmate, Donna, and together they raised two children. In his free time, Mark enjoyed camping and the outdoors, listening to and playing music, watching old western movies, and researching family genealogy. He loved a good home cooked feast and you would always find him in the kitchen cooking something delicious.

Mark was a talented musician playing bass guitar alongside lifelong friends and family since he was a teenager. From Gospel to Heavy Metal, he always laid down such a solid foundation that it made playing any song easy for the rest of the band to follow. Even on songs they had never played, he would magically make the song sound like they had been practicing it.

He also had a passion for antiques and seemed to always be able to find unique and nostalgic things from history, musicians, and tools.

Mark really enjoyed history and appreciated old things which made his time doing Civil War reenacting some really enjoyable experiences. He traveled to many historic places to be on original battlefields and commemorate those battles through the hobby of Civil War reenacting with the 16th Louisiana infantry regiment.

Mark will be remembered for his kind heart and unwavering love for his family. He touched the lives of all who knew him and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Kemp Bernard, his daughter Jennifer Bernard Allen (Bryan), his grandchildren Remy Allen and Hunter Nicholas Bernard, sister Karen Murphy (Stephan) and brother Randy Bernard (Leanne), and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Harrison and Olabell Bernard, brother Russell Bernard, and son Nicholas Alfred Kemp Bernard.

Please join us as we celebrate his life at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on Friday May 10, 2024. Visitation will be from 1-3 PM with a memorial service starting at 3 PM.




  • Cypress Beams and Things

    May 15, 2024 at 4:33 pm

    Donna and family,
    We were saddened to learn of Mark’s passing! He was a great friend and kept our equipment running for us!! Our prayers are with you, Donna, and your family!


  • Mike and Lenda Ledet

    May 11, 2024 at 10:40 am

    Donna. We are so sorry to hear about Mark. We only met him a few times, but he was always so nice to us. He once offered to work on my truck and would not let me pay him. That sounds like something he did quite often. God bless you all. Our prayers are with you.


  • Joe and Becky Amman

    May 10, 2024 at 5:13 pm

    Having moved here from the west coast I was impressed with the fact that Mark was the perfect example of a Souther Gentleman. He was a gentle giant, soft spoken, and always kind and polite. He and his wife Donna, were always safe harbor at any gathering with their calm demeanor. My wife Becky and I mourn the loss of such a sweet and gentle soul. RIP


  • Barbara Dugan

    May 9, 2024 at 1:42 am

    Mark is my brother in law, what a beautiful and kind man he is loved by so many people and loved by his family we will miss you more than you could ever imagine. We love you Mark and you will never ever be forgotten!!!


  • Sally Plumley

    May 9, 2024 at 12:50 am

    Donna …Howard cried as I told him of Mark’s passing. We send you love and prayers to help you get through your loss.


  • Barbie Kinchen

    May 8, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    Donna and family,
    I am so sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers sent to all.


  • Butch and Janet Benton

    May 8, 2024 at 7:06 pm

    Mark will be so missed by many. He was a great person and Christian. Love you Mark watch over us that are still here.


  • Patrick Hancock

    May 8, 2024 at 6:40 pm

    Really missing my ol’ friend and music compadre since 1981. Such a sweet spirit. Always an inspiration.


  • John Albin

    May 8, 2024 at 6:22 pm

    The silence is deafening as the music plays on. I will deeply miss our jam sessions or “make a little noise” as you say. I was blessed to have you as my bass player and more so a great friend. Our hearts hurt for Donna and family but we know you will be reunited in Gods time. Love you Brother Mark. Until we meet again. Oh what a joyous day that will be.


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