David M. Morel, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the age of 60. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 27, 1959, David was a graduate of Holy Cross High School and devoted his early life to working as an Emergency Medical Technician and later as a commissioned police officer with the St. Bernard Sherriff’s Office and New Orleans Police Department. He most notably was the Chief Investigator for the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office until his untimely passing. David was a successful entrepreneur and owned and operated numerous restaurant and hospitality venues including The Alibi in the New Orleans French Quarter. He was a regional volunteer and active participant with the New Orleans French Quarter Festival, STARC’s Mardi Gras bead collection program, and the Saint Margaret Mary Men’s Club. He was also a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Slidell, LA. David was the life of the party and providing a great time for all was what he did well. David’s spirit was as big as life and he was well known for his generous hospitality and selfless giving. David was a proud father and family man. He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Morel-Turner, Alexandra “Allie” Morel, Victoria “Tori” Morel, and family: mother, Gloria Morel, brother Jim Morel, uncle Emanuel Alessandra and wife Betty, along with Jacqueline “Jackie” Morel and fiancé’ Tammy Switzer. David is also survived by the closest of friends and colleagues from the Slidell, LA community, the service industry, and fellow brothers and sisters of the Fire, Police and EMS communities. He will be missed by many. David’s Memorial will begin with a public visitation on Thursday March 5, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home 75212 Hwy 437 Covington, Louisiana 70435. Visitation will also be held 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Saint Margaret Mary Church in Slidell, LA., on Friday, March 6, 2020. A Catholic Mass will follow. Interment will follow at the Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Rd., Covington, LA 70435. David cherished his time spent with family and friends and would love nothing more than to have his family and friends celebrate his life and share a story or two.
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