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Frances Bell

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Frances Virginia Bell, 77, Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Cadia Healthcare of Hagerstown. Born Sunday, June 14, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Adams and adopted daughter of the late Lewis Edward Bell and the late Frances E. Reed Bell. Frances was a lifetime member of Kings Apostle Holiness Church, the Mass Choir, the Usher Board, and the Missionary Board. Frances was well known for reading poetry at church and community events. She was also very involved with the Robert Johnson Community Center's Senior Coffee Chat, a Monday morning Book Club, Sunday Night Go-getters Bowling League, and the Wonderettes Singing Group. Frances retired in 2012 from the Washington County Hospital after 32 years of service. Prior to that, she was employed as a teacher's aide with the Head Start Program at Noland Village. She is survived by her son, Troy L. Bell and wife Yvonne F. of Hagerstown, MD, son, Darren Edward Bell and wife Terry L of Laurel, MD; daughter, Dawn R. Bell of Hagerstown, MD; daughter, Hope Michelle Bell of Hanover, MD; beloved nephew/son, John C. "Choochie" Bell of Hagerstown, MD; grandsons, Brian L. Bell and wife Lyndsay of Washington D.C., Brandon M. Bell and wife Kelly of Frederick, MD, Darren E. Bell, Jr. of Laurel, MD, Brent C. Bell of Hagerstown, MD, David A. Bell of Laurel, MD; granddaughter, Daisha F. Bell of Laurel, MD; two beloved cousins, Vernell "Peachie" Washington and Carolyn "Penny" Sterling; several nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and friends. In addition to her late birth mother and adoptive parents, Frances is preceded in death by her sister, Thelma V. Bell and beloved surrogate sister, Geraldine "Boopsy" Freeman. Services will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Boulevard North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. George Nathan Bell officiating. Viewing will be held at the funeral home, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. For any Monetary or Food donations for the repast, please contact Assistant Pastor Tracey Brown at 301-800-8552. 

Guest Book

I worked with Frannie for many years at wash. Co Hosp. She was always so friendly and a hard worker. She was a great person.

Heidi Binnix
Waynesboro, PA - Pennsylvania

Ms Frances just a beautiful person. My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers! Nicki Weedon Maynard

Nicki Weedon Maynard
Hagerstown , MD

To Troy,Darren,Dawn ,Hope and the rest of the Bell family. Your mom was a very special lady and loved by everyone who knew her. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your families. God Bless! Timmy,Misty,Ursula and Dwight

Timothy Mason
Frederick , Maryland

Hope, Reggie & I send our sincerest condolences to you and your family. You are in our hearts and prayers. Be comforted by her love and fond memories. God Bless! Sandy & Reggie Harris

Sandy Harris
Ashton, MD 20861

Hope, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Sherye Sims

Sherye Sims
Hampstead, MD

My most sincere condolences on the of your Mom. Every time I went to Maryland she made me feel like family. Frances was such a loving, caring and giving person. I had no idea she was not well. I am going to miss her.

Cheryl Proctor
Waterbury, Ct.

my most sincere condolences on the loss of someone loved.

Cheryl Proctor
waterbury, Ct.

My prayers and thoughts are with your family. May God provide peace and comfort. My condolences. Beverly Carter

Beverly Carter
Hagerstown, Maryland

Ms. Frances, our Angel, we will grieve because we miss you so, but we will also rejoice, because we know our Good God has granted you everlasting life. Love You Always and Forever, The Bridges Family

The Bridges Family
Ellicott City, Maryland

Our sincere condolences for the passing of the lovely and sweet Miss Frances. It was always a pleasure to see her and know you will miss her very much. You are in our thoughts.

Herman & Toni Braxton
Gwynn Oak, Maryland

Sending My Deepest Condolences and Heartfelt Prayers To The Entire Bell Family. Such A Nice, Sweet & Kind Soul That Heaven Has Gained. Miss Francis Will Truly Be Miss, But Thought of Fondly and With Love By Our Community. Another Elder Has Gain Her Well Deserved Wings. May She Forever Rest In Heavenly Peace and May Her Family & Friends Be At Peace By Knowing That She Is With Our Lord. Blessings & Prayers To All; Alfred Jones

Alfred Jones
Hagerstown, MD

Your in my thoughts and prayers. Trust in God for he will see you thru.

Sharon Washington
Hagerstown, Maryland

Your in my thoughts and prayers. Trust in God for he will see you thru.

Sharon Washington
Hagerstown, Maryland

wishing to express to the family my deepest condolences. Mark Brown Sr.

Mark A. Brown Sr.

You will Be truly missed by friends, but especially by your Family. You was the Rock Of This Family. We Love You And Always Will. We say Good Bye, But Only Until We Meet Again.

Ricardo & Barbara Henzsley
Fort Washington , Maryland

May the Lord's comfort be upon all of your family during this time. Psalm 119:76. And may the God of Love hold you together with all assurance in His Love through the revealing of His hidden treasurers for each one of you. Col 2:1-3 May Grace and Peace be upon you all. Clay

Clay Shaw - State Farm
Pasadena, Maryland

Hope, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. God Bless.

Debbie Hart
Annapolis, MD

My condolences and prayers go out to Hope and your entire family at this time. May GOD give you the strength and perseverance to get past your loss. GOD bless you!!!!

My condolences goes out to. the family at this difficult time you had a wonderful mother who loved each and everyone of you growing up being around Dawn and seeing your mother you where blessed God gave her 77 years on earth now she is your guardian angel Hagerstown Community will miss her but God has her now she's where she wants to be up in heaven always remember no more pain sorrow sickness nor death

Vanessa L Russ
Hagerstown, Maryland

Im so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always kind to me and anytime I saw her she always asked how my children were and remembered their names. She was a very sweet angel. God bless you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Felicia Johnson
Hagerstown, MD

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