Janice Fox Bell
Janice Fox Bell, age 74, a resident of Washington, NC went to be with the Lord and to join the love of her life Billy and son Willie surrounded by family on Thursday, August 23rd 2018 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, August 27th at Washington Assembly of God officiated by Pastor Greg Ramsey. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Zinger, Sam Harvey, David Laney, Jimmy Laney, Alan Meekins, Vance Bell, Johnny Mack Farmer, and Nicky Hopkins. The family will receive friends from 630 to 830 pm Sunday, August 26th at Washington Assembly of God.
Janice was born in Eden, North Carolina on April 25, 1944 the daughter of the late Jessie Lee Fox and Nelbert Boyte Harvey. On November 10th, 1961 she married William “Billy” Edward Bell Sr. her husband of forty years who preceded her in death in 2002. Janice was a member of Faith Free Baptist Church in Washington. She spent her life working at various grocery stores and drug stores where she made friendships that lasted a lifetime. She never met a stranger and loved talking to everyone. After her retirement she enjoyed playing Canasta, doing word searches and cooking. She was known for her amazing meals and often invited her family and many friends to sit down and join her and would insist they take home leftovers. Most importantly she loved God, her family, adopted family and church family. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her eyes lit up whenever she would hear the words Mama Janice, Granny or Granny Janice. Her courage and determination touched all that knew her and she will be greatly missed.
Ms. Bell is survived by two daughters: Crystal Bell Boyd and husband Kevin of Pinetown NC, Cynthia Lynn Bell of New Bern NC, sister Barbara Spurlin and husband Larry, brother Sam Harvey and wife Denise, two brother in laws: Vance Bell and wife Jean, Linwood Bell and wife Barbara, sister in law: Addie Laney and husband James, four grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son William Edward Bell Jr., a brother Bobby Harvey and step father Troy Harvey.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kenny Nall, Dr. Russell Willford, the Respiratory Staff and the entire amazing staff of Vidant Beaufort 3rd East for their kindness and care.
Flowers are welcome or memorials can be made to Faith Free Will Baptist Church, c/o 641 River Road Washington NC 27889.
You may share a memory by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com.
Joseph B Paul Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Bell family.
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2029 West 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889
- Sunday, August 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM