WHITEVILLE--Cleveland Bell, Jr., 73, of 1285 Old Lumberton Road, Whiteville, died Sunday, September 17, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System.
He was the widower of Eva Mildred Marley Bell and a veteran of the US Army.
The funeral will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, at the Brunswick-Waccamaw Baptist Headquarters, 600 Pinelog Road, Whiteville, by Rev. Gregory Hewett. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Marley Cemetery.
Viewing will be at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville Friday from 12:00 to 7:00 PM and at the headquarters Saturday one hour prior to the service. There will be no viewing after the service.
Surviving are his daughter, Vanessa Mathis-El of East Point, GA; son, Kevin Bell of Creedmoor; sisters, Nancy Thomas of Washington, DC and Virginia Johnson of Chapel Hill; and brother, Herbert Bell of Whiteville.
A service of Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville
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Going to miss that wonderful voice.
Jesus Cares 😢😢🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
Submitted by Phillis Jones McKoy on Sep 24 2017 07:39:24 PM
Hey Vanessa, sorry I couldn't make it.. you and the family are in my prayers. . I love you. . Your cousin Maurice
Submitted by Maurice Hester on Sep 23 2017 08:49:02 PM
Kevin and Family, our prayers are with you. Saija Adams Washington and family
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Sending our sincere sympathy to the entire Bell family. The family of the late Eula Baldwin Lewis (NC, CT, GA, MD, DC, SC, NJ, VA, CA)
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Patricia Baldwin Adams lit a candle for Cleveland Bell, Jr.
Patricia Baldwin Adams lit a candle on Sep 23 2017 10:39:23 AM
Vanessa and Kevin, our sincerest and heartfelt sympathies are with you during this difficult time with the passing of your father, CJ. Just a few weeks ago, we fondly watched a video of you, Vanessa, and your dad singing "Endless Love" on my wedding day over 20 years ago. We will miss his presence in the family but we know he is at peace in the Father's arms. May loving memories of your dad keep you comforted. We love you!
Melissa Parker Powell and Family
Submitted by Melissa Parker Powell on Sep 23 2017 12:05:15 AM
Uncle Cj,u will be missed dearly.I remember as a child u would sit and talk to me,but I never heard u sing.Nessa said she would get u to sing for me,now your singing with the rest of God's angels.Love you all much
Submitted by Armeria Graham on Sep 22 2017 10:25:47 PM
CJ we have been close as far back as I can remember even in childhood. We shared a lot of memories. Most of all I remember you singing JESUS CARES. Thank you CJ I know he cares and he cares for you.
Submitted by Michael Faison on Sep 22 2017 07:32:18 PM
I offer my condolences for the loss of CJ. Continue to lean on family and friends for support. God gives us comfort and hope at Isaiah 41:10 and Revelation 21:3,4 when we mourn on occasions like this. May you find the strength to endure the days ahead.
Submitted by Neil on Sep 22 2017 06:28:56 PM
Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Evergreen lit a candle for Cleveland Bell, Jr.
Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Evergreen lit a candle on Sep 22 2017 06:18:18 PM
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