Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Hugh M. Bell, the former Jacqueline “Jackie” Voorhies, 87, Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at David Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Patrick Burke officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. until service time with a recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m.

A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Bell died Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 9:41 p.m. at a local health care facility.

Mrs. Bell was employed with the city of New Iberia for 15 years. She was also a secretary for Sheriff Jerry Wattigny for many years. Mrs. Bell was an accomplished artist. She also traveled with her husband living in many countries in the Middle East and the Far East.

She is survived by her children Johanna Bell of Covington, Michael Bell and wife, Monica, of Atlanta, Stephen Bell of Elizabeth, Colo., and Jennifer Bell of Youngsville.

Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh M. Bell; and her parents, James F. Voorhies and Dora Leblanc Voorhies.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Bell, Stephen Bell, Leo Landry Jr. and Blake Bordelon.

Condolences may be expressed online at

David Funeral Home, 1101 Trotter St. New Iberia, 369-6336, is in charge of arrangements.

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