On August 9 ,1950 GOD IN HIS WISDOM BLESSED Leo Long and Lonnie Marie BELL with a beautiful baby boy-Jerome Gaylord Bell. His earthly journey ended at the age of seventy on May 10, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C.
Jerome accepted Christ at an early age and joined the family church, Green Memorial Discipline of Christ Church of Williamston, N.C.
Jerome received his education at EJ Hayes High School of Williamston, N.C. and graduated from James Madison High school in Brooklyn, New York .
Afterwards, he enlisted in the Air Force and later he was honorable discharged as Airman. He returned to Martin County and held several jobs in the Martin County school system.
Jerome married his childhood sweetheart, Clara Whitfield on February 23,1971 and they reared one son.
Jerome and Clara Bell formed a gospel ensemble entitle CLARA BELL and the Gospel Singers of Williamston, N.C. which they perform locally and nationally. The group performed together for more than 30 years.
Jerome leaves to treasure his precious memories his faithful and loving wife of 50 years Clara Bell and one devoted son both of the home .His affectionate mother Lonnie Bell - Crenshaw of Fort Washington, MD
Three God sons and three God daughters, a host of Aunts nieces, nephews , cousins and friends.
Walk Through Viewing: Friday, May 21, 2021 5 to 7:00 p.m. Biggs*Brown's Chapel 310 Washington Street Williamston, N.C.
Funeral Service: Saturday, May 22, 2021- EJ Hayes Alumni Center 705 Washington Street. Rev Ricardo L. Hardison Sr is the Eulogist ,formerly of Green Memorial Church, currently of Sandy Branch Missionary Baptist Church of Roxebel, N.C. Arrangements entrusted to MERCEDES' Funeral Mansion and Cremation of Williamston, N.C.
Funeral Attendees must wear a MASK.
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It is an HONOR to serve the BELL, LONG and WHITFIELD families.
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