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Beverly Michel Vella

Beverly Michel Vella, 76, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, on Friday, May 21, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Beverly was born on May 26, 1944 in Morgan City, the daughter of Herman Michel and Mary Aucoin Michel.

Beverly was a faithful parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church where she was involved in the Ladies Altar Society, bible studies and Come Lord Jesus meetings. She enjoyed her yearly retreat trips with the ladies from the church. She had a long banking career, serving as a bookkeeper for Citizens Bank, First National and later Whitney Bank. She was a dedicated member of the St. Mary AARP going to meetings and helping out in any way that she could. When Beverly had time to relax, she enjoyed spending time with her family or reading a good book. She loved to be outside tending to her garden or inside knitting or quilting something special.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 24 years, Paul Vella Jr. of Morgan City; one son, Michael Borel and wife Laurie of Morgan City; one granddaughter, Emily Borel; one great granddaughter, Grace Jones; one sister, Barbara Robicheaux and husband Dale of Morgan City; two brothers, Jessie Michel and wife Gloria of Patterson and Jerry Michel Sr. and wife Barbara; two brothers-in-law, Carl Vella and wife Gracia of Lafayette and Kenneth Vella and wife Tracy of Texarkana, Texas; ten nieces and nephews, Letitia Blanchard, Tori Grizzaffi and husband Matt, Luke Robicheaux and wife Alyssa, Grant Robicheaux and wife Emily, Blake Robicheaux, Ron Michel and wife Lina, Jerry Michel Jr. and wife, Holly, Melissa Michel, Lucas Vella and wife Lindsay and Jennifer Stonicher and husband Wesley.

Beverly was preceded in death by her first husband, Randy Borel; her parents, Herman and Mary Aucoin Michel; one grandson, Kamen Brown; father and mother-in-law, Paul Vella Sr. and Thelma “Marie” Vella.

The family would like to thank Lacey Breaux with Notre Dame Hospice for the loving care that she gave to Beverly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Brice Higginbotham celebrating the Mass. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home. Following Mass, Beverly will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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