Janice Fox Bell

April 25, 1944 - August 23, 2018
Janice Fox Bell

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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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Funeral Service

Monday, August 27, 2018
2:00 PM

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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  • September 02, 2023
    Ted Bell says:
    Love and miss you Aunt Janice. Rest in heaven

  • August 25, 2018
    Valerie Boyd Dixon says:

  • September 07, 2018
    Curtis Boyd says:
    So sorry for your lost.

  • September 06, 2018
    Curtis Boyd says:
    So sorry for yourself lost.

  • August 27, 2018
    Paul Blackstock says:
    Crystal sorry to hear about your mom at least she's not suffering anymore in heaven! Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  • August 26, 2018
    Julius Brauer says:
    Crystal and family, so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was such a friendly person. Diane and I send our love.

  • August 26, 2018
    Ollie Moore says:

  • August 26, 2018
    Judy Beacham says:
    Such a dear sweet lady , rest easy my friend.

  • August 26, 2018
    Crystal, May the God of comfort bring you and your family the peace that passes all understanding, and the assurance of His loving presence during this time. Your Mom was a Special Lady. With heartfelt sympathy, you have my love, prayers and condolences.

  • August 25, 2018
    MARILYN HALE says:
    I am so sorry about Janice. May God bless and comfort the family as only He can is my prayer.
    Marilyn W. Hale

  • August 25, 2018
    Debra Cutler says:
    Crystal, Julian and are sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers. Your mom was a sweet lady!

  • August 23, 2018
    Liz Mitchell says:
    It was a privilege to have cared for such a brave lady. The harder it was, the harder she fought... She liked to talk up a storm and would make you laugh. Always willing to try. Prayers to the family. Ms Bell, rest in peace my friend

  • August 24, 2018
    Sandra Payne says:
    Love u Janice. You were a :reat friend.Pray you are at peace.

  • August 24, 2018
    Marian & Max Dudley says:
    Everyone called her Granny, She was filled with all life had to offer. I loved being around her and listening to all she had to say. To her laughter was the best medicine and she would have you laughting ever so hard.. She will be truly missed. God has an AMAZING angel full of laughter. So sorry for all the pain, may GOD bring you all peace and comfort in the days to come.

  • August 24, 2018
    Angela Barr says:
    Prayers for the family!

  • August 24, 2018
    shelby ives says:
    Crystal, Kevin, Cindy and the entire Bell family, We here on 3 east were sorry about the passing of Janice. I have heard her often over the last couple weekends speak of Bill and little Willie and knew Jesus had her by the hand. While she joins them and starts a new adventure we pray for you guys healing and she will be missed here on 3east. God Bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. the staff on 3east VBH

  • August 24, 2018
    Teresa Hardison Smith says:
    I have great memories of working at Scott's Supermarket with Janice the summer of 73. She definitely had the gift of gab. Know you will miss her so much. Bet she and Billy are catching up on old times together. One sweet lady.

  • August 24, 2018
    Nickel A. says:
    Mrs. Janice was one of the kindest people that I have ever known. She would tell me to come to the "Bell Grocery Store", and would try to give me everything out of her cabinets to make sure that my family was well fed. When I would leave her house, she would always give me a kiss on the cheek and tell me she loved me. She was like a mama figure to everyone.She had a heart of gold. She always told it like it was, whether you wanted to hear it or not, lol! She was a sweet soul.
    Love you, Mrs. Janice...see you at the "Meeting In The Air".

  • August 24, 2018
    Bert Hodges says:
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 24, 2018
    Anita Bridgman says:
    Crystal, Im very sorry to hear of your Mother passing. Cherious all your memories. i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 24, 2018
    Kelly Maggio says:
    My sincerest condolences to Cindy Bell and her family in this time of such great loss

  • August 24, 2018
    Marvin Alligood, Jr. says:
    Janice and Billy took me to elementary school for many years. I remember riding in their car and listening to country music on 8 tracks. They both were good people....and had three awesome kids. So sorry for your loss.