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In Memoriam
Michele Hernandez

It is with great sadness we report that Michele Hernandez passed away on October 13, 2018. Family and friends have been working with Help Hope Live to raise money to help finance uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

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October 17, 2018

Today we join with Michele’s loving supporters to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. We wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. – Help Hope Live Staff

October 16, 2018

Michele Virginia Hullum Hernandez, a native of Dutchtown, gained her angel wings on Saturday, October 13, at the age of 30. Born on April 11, 1988, Michele graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2007 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2011. Michele was an active member of the Dutchtown Sound and Color Guard team and the Ascension Parish 4-H program. She was honored in 2006 as an LPB Young Hero. As a member of Dutchtown Baptist Church, she organized the car seat ministry, chili cook-off, and sewing for a cause.
Michele affected people wherever she was with her infectious smile and never give up attitude. Her courage and strength will never leave us. She was an absolute light to any room you were in and never let Cystic Fibrosis define her. Her double-lung transplant in 2016 gave her a renewed strength in life.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Hernandez, son, Joel-Luis, parents Wm. Ted and Jo Ann Hullum, sister, Jennifer Hullum and maternal grandmother, Clara Wyatt of Elkton, Maryland. Michele is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jones C. Wyatt of West Grove, Pennsylvania and paternal grandparents Jerrol and Edith Hullum of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 16; at Ourso Funeral Home from 6 – 9 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, October 17, at Dutchtown Baptist Church from 9 – 11 am followed by service at 11 am. Graveside service and interment will follow on Thursday, October 18, at 11 am at Antioch Baptist Cemetery located in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Pall bearers will be David Andrews, Bradley Beall, Jeremy Beall, Justin Cavanagh, Derek James, Ryan LeBlanc, and Ben Lemoine. The family would like to thank Duke Health Lung Transplant program, Baton Rouge General ICU staff and the many friends and family who have been so supportive through Michele’s journey. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Michele Hernandez to Help Hope Live, 2 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087. To offer condolences to the family please visit Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

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October 19, 2018

My deepest sympathy at the passing of Michele Hernandez, a lovely young woman who fought her disease so courageously and with a heart of love and joy for her life and all those in it.

Pamela Abbott

October 8, 2013

Hi Michele! I emailed my principal asking if the money for a dress down day could go to you or the organization. Get well soon! P.S.- prom is in one yr & I might need more dresses from your closet! ;) jk

Emily C., Thorndale, PA

October 8, 2013

Hi Kiddo. I'm praying for you & Steve every day this week.Keep in touch with me about how you make out @ Duke during the testing. Let me know if you need anything.

Aunt "A", Thorndale, PA