Joyce Bell

Sunrise: March 5, 1959

Sunset: October 4, 2021

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are hunted down but never abandoned by God.   2 Corinthians 4:8-9

In a moment in the twinkling of an eye, Joyce Jennifer Bell, age 62, of Norfolk, Virginia, peacefully departed her earthly home on Monday October 4, 2021, and entered her heavenly home.

Our mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend AKA “Aunt J or Joycie” was born on March 5, 1959. “Joycie” attended several Norfolk Public Schools and worked at the Sai Gai Chinese restaurant on Granby St in her early years. She enjoyed helping people and directing them to the appropriate resources in the City of Norfolk. She enjoyed it so much that her relatives and friends thought of her as their own personal social worker. She was an outgoing person with a vibrant personality to match, who loved her family and friends unconditionally. She was always one call away no matter the circumstance. Being around Joyce you were guaranteed a good laugh as she was a breath of fresh air to many. After overcoming many obstacles in her life, she would always say “Yeah! I won again! Nothing is too hard for God!”

Preceding Joyce in death are her parents Thurman and Frances O. Anderson Bell, Grandmother Bernice B. Anderson, her six brothers: James W. Anderson, Reginald N. Bell, Clifton E. Bell, Thurman Bell, Ronald N. Bell and Lawrence A. Bell, two sisters: Frances O. Hannah and Patricia Bell. Joyce leaves to cherish her memories three daughters: Shawanda R. Bell, Sasha L. Bell (Sungi), and Felicia L. Bell, two devoted lifelong special friends: Terrell Johnson and Leroy Daniels, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two brothers: Leonard Bell and Vincent Bell (Lisa), three sisters: Rosalee B. Wilkins (Mark), Christine Wiggins Bell (Terry) and Cheryl R. Thomas; two sister in laws Margaret Bell and Isalena Anderson, and a host of loving cousins ,nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives. She will be truly missed by all of those who knew and loved her.

Viewing Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, October 15, 2021 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel *Masks Required*

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    Vansa Barrett says

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. 🙏 for the family. May God keep his loving arms wrapped around you. This is Terrell’s mom.

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    Kimberly D. says

    RIP Angel Joyce Bell!!🌹

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    Bertha underdue turnet says

    Condolences to
    The Bell family. Praying that God will give you strength durning this difficult time. Keep your hand in God’s unchanging hand🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Bertha (Bernice friend)

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    Annette White Parker-Williams says

    To the Family, It saddens my heart to hear of the passing of my dearest childhood friend Joycie as we called her We grew up together in Tidewater Park as children during a time when it took a village to raise us but we made it out I will always remember all the childhood memories we made and never forget how you use to Braid our hair and kept us looking fresh every week for School you will always hold a Special place in my heart ❤ Rest In Paradise My Childhood Friend I will never forget you and Love you always Annette White Parker-Williams

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    Terry Jefferson says

    To the Family
    My heart goes out to you I know this loss is great I’m praying God
    heals all your hurt ! I grew up doors down from the Bell family
    the one thing I always admired about the Bells they always stuck together. Keep that strength of family . God Bless

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    Priscilla Gaston says

    RIH Joyce, Bell you will be missed by many that knew you

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