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Johnny Bob "JB" Bell Sr.

November 22, 1942 January 12, 2019
Johnny Bob "JB" Bell Sr.
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Obituary for Johnny Bob "JB" Bell Sr.

Johnny Bob Bell Sr., 76, of Stratford and previously of Norwalk, beloved husband of 57 years to Virginia (Richardson) Bell, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Bridgeport Hospital with his loving family by his side.

JB, as he was affectionately known, was born in Albany, Georgia, November 22, 1942, the son of the late Major and Polly Ann (Shelton) Bell. 

JB was a retired supervisor and truck driver for Pepperidge Farms. He also worked security at Wilton High School until his recent illness.  

He loved to read the bible, enjoyed cooking, bowling, spending time with his family, and meeting people with a smile.  

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his four adored children, Logoi “Kitty" Davis, Carol Cook, Lorraine Bell and Johnny Bell Jr.; seven grandchildren Malcolm Green and his wife Samerah, Andre’ Green, Yanique Dash, Eric Dash, Paulette Dash-Stewart and her husband William, Chae Dash and Sean Bell; eight great-grandchildren Hannah, Jayden, Mathias, Kai, Evianna, Addison, Lydia and Amiah and many other family members, as well as his loyal friend, Gene Johnson.  

He was predeceased by his siblings, Willie Mae Bell, Mertis Harris and Herbert Eugene Bell.

GRANDPA
Grandpa, An example of a strong man.
When God made you, you was definitely one of a kind.
You lived and now you live.
You smiled and told jokes through any circumstance.
You always tried to make everyone smile.
Grandpa, you loved your kids, grandkids
and loved your wife everybody knew Grandma was truly your rib.
Now that your gone, with our memories
You live...
We love you Grandpa... 

By, William Stewart

Friends are invited to attend his funeral service officiated by Pastor Ariel on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Silliman Memorial Baptist Church, 1728 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605.

Entombment will follow in Saint Michael’s Garden Mausoleum, Stratford.

Friends may visit with his family Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, CT. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either the Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856, https://www.norwalkhospital.org/departments/cancer-care-at-norwalk-hospital/whittingham-cancer-center-facility or his go fund me page at: https://www.gofundme.com/6ovpgh4?sharetype=teams&member=1466162&pc=sms_db_co2876_v1&rcid=bd011b31552f41f9bca7f8a9ea0df51a

“I am wonderfully blessed” was JB’s favorite saying and he was wonderfully blessed. 

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

To plant a tree in memory of Johnny Bob "JB" Bell Sr., visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

18

Jan

4:00 PM 1/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Saturday

19

Jan

9:00 AM 1/19/2019 9:00:00 AM
Silliman Memorial Baptist Church

1728 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06505

*** officiated by Pastor Ariel ***

Silliman Memorial Baptist Church
1728 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport 06505 CT
United States

Entombment

Saturday

19

Jan

11:30 AM 1/19/2019 11:30:00 AM
Saint Michael's Garden Mausoleum

2205 Stratford Ave
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint Michael's Garden Mausoleum
2205 Stratford Ave Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Whittingham Cancer Center

Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT 06856

JB's Go Fund Me Page

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