Erma Joiner Bardwell

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“Thoughts & prayers. Janice L Brewer ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Janice L Brewer - Riverton, WY

“Mrs. Erma's kindness will always be remembered, and one day I will see her again in Heaven. With love, The Randy Jenkins Family ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Randy Jenkins - PONCHATOULA, LA

“I will miss you, Aunt Rena. I love you!! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kathryn Roby - Ponchatoula, LA

“Oh so sorry for your loss and the loss of our dear long time family friend. Good memories. Our prayers are with you. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“I'm so sorry to learn that Mrs. Bardwell has died. My husband worked with Ronnie in Avoyelles Parish. Ronnie always spoke fondly of family, but...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Harris - DeRidder, LA

“Oh so sorry for your loss and the loss of our dear long time family friend. Good memories. Our prayers are with you. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Condolences to Ronnie and the family. Lost of a loved one is never easy but the thought she is in a better place is reassuring and relieving. You...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dale Pollet - Baton Rouge, LA

“Ronnie and JR, Daddy and I are sorry for your loss, I know your mother was special to you and will be missed by all. We missed seeing her at the...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Mauthe - Folsom, LA

“Oh so sorry for your loss and the loss of our dear longtime family friend. Good memories. Our prayers are with you. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“What a loving God fearing woman! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Fran Yates - Diamondhead, MS

“Remembering the good days when Erma was well and always doing good for others, the times she and Robert sold their beautiful produce under the trees...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kathryn Martin - Ponchatoula, LA

“Thoughts & prayers. Janice L Brewer ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Janice L Brewer - Riverton, WY


Erma Joiner Bardwell, age 88 of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at her home. She was born on Monday, November 30, 1931, in Hammond, Louisiana, to Eli and Thelma Shelton Joiner. Erma enjoyed life and loved jig saw puzzles, gardening (especially her roses) and going to church, but she especially loved spending time with her family.

Erma is survived by her sons, J.R. Bardwell and Ronnie "Hoot" Bardwell and his wife Rae C., her son in law, John Dickens, her grandchildren, Jennifer Saing and her husband Sokrin, Johnny Dickens and his wife Shanie, Jessica Bardwell, Jodi Salzmann and her husband Brian, Janssen Bardwell, Justin Bardwell and his wife Megan, Jeffrey Dickens and Jordan Dickens, her great grandchildren, Chaule', Gabby, Jinnia, Mychael, Peyton, Channi, Brant, Ashton, Nolan, Morley, Charli, Lucy, Jossia, Jesse and Grady, and her brother, Arthur Roy Joiner and his wife is Dawn, also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Thelma Shelton Joiner, her husband, Robert A. Bardwell, Sr., her son, Johnny Ralph Bardwell, her daughter, Myrtle Bardwell Dickens, her 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

A Visitation for Erma will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm and continue Friday, February 7, 2020 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. A Funeral Service Celebrating Erma's life will immediately follow Friday's visitation at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Cooper Cemetery in Robert.

In lieu of flowers the family would like all memorial donations to be made to the Bethel Church of God Mission Fund, 41166 Bethel Church Rd, Ponchatoula, LA 70454 in Erma's memory.

Erma's guest book can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com.