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Bella Joyce Cormier Hernandez
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1940
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 2011
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA

Bella Joyce Cormier Hernandez
(September 14, 1940 - August 21, 2011)

Daughter of
Clifton "Blue" Cormier
Agnes "Aggie" Domingue Cormier Duplechin

Step-Daughter of
Thomas Duplechin

Wife of
Don Hernandez

Mother of
Pam Hernandez Rigsby
Kathy Hernandez

Grandmother of
Jordan Kelly
Shawn Kelly
Lindsey Kelly

Step-Grandmother of
Kourtney Waguespack
Kole Kelly
Kamron Kelly
Wesley Rigsby
J.T. Rigsby

James Cormier
Gerald Cormier
Darrell Cormier

Maternal Grandparents
Jules Domingue
Bella Breaux Domingue

Funeral Services will be held at a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Bella Joyce Hernandez, 70, who passed away on August 21, 2011 at 10:03 am at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Very Rev. W. Curtis Mallet, Pastor of St. Genevieve Catholic Church, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Con-celebrant will be Reverend Thomas Voorhies of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Honorary Con-celebrant will be Reverend Joseph Brennan.

Burial will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hernandez, a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana was the daughter of the late Agnes Domingue Duplechin and Clifton "Blue" Cormier. She was born on September 14, 1940 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1958. In 1961, she graduated from Our Lady of the Lakes Nursing School and worked as an RN at Lafayette Sanatorium and later at Lafayette General Medical Center. She left nursing to raise a family. As a young wife and mother, she became an active member of Les Petites Femme Home Demonstration Club holding several officer positions and was voted outstanding member for two years. In 1976, she worked along with her husband in his new State Farm Agency as secretary for three years. For the last thirty years she did volunteer work in several nursing homes in Lafayette styling hair, manicures and distributing Holy Communion. She served in St. Genevieve Church Parish as Eucharistic Minister, Pro-Life Coordinator, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters' Auxiliary and Ladies Altar Society. She loved traveling with Don and all their State Farm friends on company trips. For enjoyment she loved playing Pokeno and Bunco with family and friends. She also enjoyed line dancing and cruising along with her husband in their antique car club activities. She especially looked forward to and enjoyed her grandchildren, never missing any special events. One of her very special gifts was her ability to gather family for meals and holidays, which always resulted in lots of food, fun and laughter. Bella was a woman of strong faith, which showed up in the manner that she lived her life. She was very giving, had a generous spirit, a wonderful sense of humor, and always maintained a positive outlook. She will be truly missed and loved by all who knew her and will certainly never be forgotten.

Bella was an especially devoted wife to Don for 48 years, mother to Pam and Kathy, proud grandmother, loving daughter, sister, aunt and dear friend to all who knew her well. She is survived by husband Don of Lafayette, LA; two daughters, Pam Hernandez Rigsby and husband John Wesley of Carencro, LA and Kathy Hernandez and partner Katherine Keigley of Lafayette, LA; three grandchildren, Jordan, Shawn and Lindsey Kelly; five step-grandchildren, Kourtney Waguespack, Kole Kelly, Kamron Kelly, Wesley Rigsby and J.T. Rigsby; three brothers, James Cormier and wife Kathie of Lafayette, LA, Gerald Cormier and wife Rita of Lafayette, LA and Darrell Cormier and wife Deborah of Rayne, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Thomas Duplechin and two uncles, J.Y. Domingue and Russell Domingue.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Kelly, Shawn Kelly, Steven Cormier, Carey Cormier, Cory Cormier and Toby Cormier.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.
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  Agnes Domingue Duplechin (1921 - 2011)
Lafayette Memorial Park
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Kathy S. Savoie
Record added: Aug 24, 2011
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Bella Joyce <i>Cormier</i> Hernandez
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 Added: Aug. 24, 2011

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