Berva Halphen

Berva Delilah Halphen (Dawson)

Thursday, May 29th, 1958 - Sunday, April 19th, 2020
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Berva Delilah Dawson Halphen was born on May 29, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Slade James and Celena Dawson Sholes. She was called home to glory on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Berva was the baby girl of her siblings and the wife of Lionel Halphen Jr. She accepted Christ and was baptized after Katrina in Baton Rouge, LA. She was a product of the Orleans Parish School System and attended St. Monica Catholic School, James Derham Middle School, and Booker T. Washington High School. She was a committed employee of Schwegmann’s for 19 years, Ochsner Hospital of Jefferson, LA for 10 years and most recently Rouses Supermarket for the past 8 years.

Berva loved her family and close friends. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Lionel Halphen, Jr., 1 son Christopher Halpher Sr.; 4 daughters, Alecia Boutte Fountain, Veronica Halphen Chambliss (Randy), Monica Dawson and Kristen White; 1 sister, LaDorthy Trahan of New Orleans, LA.; 3 brothers Genaro Smith (Ngoc) of Los Angeles, CA, Humiller Trahan of Houston, TX and Byrce Sholes (Lori) of Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren: Charles F,III, Maurice C, Jr, Abdul F. Jr, Christianne H, Amajah F, Jaylen S, Autumn S, Diamond N, Imani H, Devon N, Rober’Nae C, Ryan C, Rob’Vianne C, Christopher H Jr, Nehemyah C Elijah C and Jeremiah; great-grandson Damian C. and host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Slade James and Celena D. Sholes and one brother Standford J. Dawson.

To share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guest book, please visit: Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.

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Melissa Stoltz

Posted at 07:44pm
Miss Berva was so kind & loving! Her light was so bright & she is very much missed!!

Zack Marcade

Posted at 02:54pm
She was the sweetest and nicest employee I ever met at Rouses I will miss her smiling face and caring attitude. She was a joy to encounter every time I shopped.

Yamila Bertoniere

Posted at 11:12am
We had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting Mrs. Berva over a decade ago and she would brighten our day every time we saw her. My heart and my family's are broken and we will forever miss her. She was and will be one of my top 10 most beloved people in the world.

Mickey deLaup

Posted at 09:00am
Sweetest lady. She will be missed. Always enjoyed seeing her at Rouse’s. Guy and Mickey deLaup

Faith Quintini Taylor

Posted at 09:04pm
Mrs. Berva was one of the nicest, sweetest people you would ever meet. Her smile lit up the room! I have fond memories of her as a child from Schwegmann's and as an adult at Rouses. Her presence will be missed every time I shop! My deepest condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

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