CATHERINE VIDRINE NED
In the beginning, Catherine Vidrine Ned entered this earthly home on June 3, 1941, to wonderful parents, Mr. Hosea “Pop Yo Yo” Vidrine, and Mrs. Fannie “Dous” Lee Fontenot Vidrine. They have both preceded her in rest. Early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, her spirit, quietly took it’s exit, from this earthly home. Catherine attended James Stephens School, and was educated by some of Ville Platte’s finest. In her teenage years she was baptized by Pastor Samuel Will Pullen, a former pastor of St. John Baptist Church. She was a good steward, serving in the ministry as secretary, for the missionary and deaconess boards. Due to the medical challenges she faced, it was in her best interest, and the ministry, to relinquish her duties.
Catherine’s parents entrusted her in the care, of her beloved husband of fifty-nine years, Sherman Ned Sr. To this union five children were born, two daughters, and three sons. Her daughters are, Kathy Ned of Ville Platte, and Bridgete Poullard (Harry James), of Opelousas. Her sons, Keveran (Mary), Lake Charles, Sherman Glenn Jr. (Sarah), of Opelousas, and Hosea I (Jacqueline) Ned, of Arnaudville. They were blessed with twenty-one grand- children, and twenty-four great-grandchildren. She loved her nieces and nephews in a very special way. She leaves them in the best of care, in the hands of, Jehovah God.
Catherine shared her parents with nine other siblings, four sisters, and five brothers. Her siblings that have preceded her in rest are, Hilda V. Wilson, Hazel Vidrine, Ethel V. Richardson, Helen V. Lewis,Vernest, and Ernest Vidrine. Her siblings who remain with us are, Lincoln Sr. (Freddie), of Houston, Texas, Milton, of Citrus Heights, California, and Median Vidrine, of Dover, Delaware. Also, a very special sister-in- law, Ruth Vidrine, of Houston, Texas, and brother-in-law, Harold Lewis, of Ville Platte.
Catherine was referred to some as “Mom,” “Mau Mau,” “Dous,” Ms. “Cat, Cat,” and “The Cake Lady.” Her creativity has passed on to her family, in several aspects. She will certainly be missed for her laughter, and teachable moments. You could not come into contact with her, without learning something valuable. Her wisdom will always be cherished. Her selflessness in nurturing others back to good health, or, to some, until their demise, will be remembered, in a special way.
Catherine cherished her family, and made herself available to serve them, in whatever the need was. She traveled many miles, for the birthing, of her grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, the best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, neighbor, friend, counselor, baker, cook, seamstress, painter, secretary, and story-teller. Catherine’s name may never be seen in lights, but it’s our prayer, that it’s in the Lamb’s Book of Life. She has written, her own story, it’s not ours to say where, she will spend eternity, but we do hope, it will be forever with, the Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate her today, for time well served with us, on earth. It’s our hope, as we continue to write our story, that we see her, in the resurrection. To God be the Glory!
Visitation will be observed from 9:00 a.m. on May 19, 2018 at St. John Baptist Church in Ville Platte until time of service at 11:00 a.m.