May 10, 2019


Vada Lynne Blades Vidrine
June 09, 1944 - May 07, 2019

Vada Lynne Vidrine nee' Blades died on May 7, 2019 in Covington, Louisiana. She was born June 9, 1944, in Clinton, Louisiana, to the late Joe and Vada Pearl Allen Blades. A graduate of Kentwood High School, Lynne attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Norris Vidrine; daughters, Karma Crawford of Portland, Maine and Kelly Crawford Chauvin (Paul) of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; a brother, Warren Allen Blades (Connie) of Covington; grandsons, Justin Crawford (Candice) and Taylor Sharkey of Baton Rouge, and Simon O’Connor of Portland, Maine; great grandchildren, Parker and Ella Crawford. She is also survived by her former husband Bill Crawford of Baton Rouge.

In addition to her parents, Lynne was preceded in death by her paternal grand parents, Joe and Viola Blades, Sr. and her beloved maternal grandparents, Elmus and Ruby Newsom Allen with whom she lived until she was six.

Relatives and friends are invited to services at Day’s United Methodist Church, 23689 Hwy 43, Liverpool Saturday morning. Visitation will be from 10:00am until funeral services at noon. Interment will follow at Day’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Day’s Cemetery, c/o Mina C. Travis, 21345 Highway 441, Kentwood, LA.

McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

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