Claude James Bell, 66, departed this life on Thursday October 1, 2009, at Mainland Medical Center.
Claude was born March 16, 1943 in New Iberia, LA to the late Mitchell and Nelia Bell. He attended regular church services every Sunday with visiting churches at the Seabreeze Nursing Home, in which he was a resident and received special care from the caring staff.
Claude was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Gerald; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Claude leaves to cherish memories his brothers, Theodore Mitchell Bell, Jr. (Mae) of Port Arthur, TX and Roosevelt Bell (Mildred) of Houston, TX; sisters, Francis Fredrick of Jeanerette, LA and Julia Shinette (Rev. Alvin) of Texas City; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 9,2009, at the Zion Travelers Cemetery in New Iberia, LA with Rev. Alvin Shinette and Rev. Carroll Crofton officiating.
Special thanks to Mainland Center Hospital CCU(Nurses, Physicians and Staff), Dr. Warner; Dr. Nickerson; House Supervisor, Dr Mukherjee; nurses, Rebecca Hall and Ruby; ER Physicians, Dr. Souman, Dr. Armstrong and ER nurses and staff. Anne Yell and Seabreeze Nursing Home; to Pastor Donald and Debra Jefferson and Macedonia Ministry's church family; Pastor S. D. Siverand and his associates of Galilee Baptist Church for their spirit felt prayers for the family. Special thanks and our heartfelt gratitude to Rev. E R Johnson and the staff of E R Johnson Family Mortuary.