Edna “Nonnie” Hernandez O’Rourke, wife of the late Thomas “Bob” O’Rourke, Jr. passed peacefully on Monday, March 29, 2021, at the age of 92. Loving mother of one son Tommy O’Rourke; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Bobby Womack. Daughter of the late Bradley Hernandez Sr. and Blanche Rodriguez Hernandez. Sister of James “Buddy” Hernandez, Jane Puglia and Carroll Hernandez and the late Warren Hernandez, Douglas Hernandez, Bradley Hernandez Jr., and Hudson “Tee” Hernandez. She is survived by many nieces/nephews, cousins, and friends in Louisiana and Texas.
Edna was born on May 25, 1928, in Toca, LA, and was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish. As a young girl, Edna enjoyed dancing at local dance halls. When dance partners were not available, she would cut the rug with one of her brothers! As a lover of jazz music, she accompanied Bob to various music events and concerts. She spread joy, kindness, and her love of music – everywhere she went.
After hurricane Katrina, she moved to the Dallas area to live with her daughter. She continued to enjoy jazz music and dancing. In her later life, she enjoyed winning at bingo and other activities on a regular basis. Edna enjoyed the simple things in life with her main passion being loving her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a celebration service from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Mass, including Communion, will be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard, LA.
To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit stbernardmemorial.com.