Melvin Richard Bell

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Melvin Richard Bell
WADESBORO -- Mrs. Bell, 74, lovingly transitioned home on January 27, 2009 at the home of her son, Rev./Attorney Asa Lee Bell, Jr. in Raleigh, NC.
Her life's celebration will be held Saturday, January 31st at 3:30 p.m. in Wadesboro, NC at First Baptist Church on Sikes Avenue, Rev. Gregory Everett officiating. Interment will follow in West View Memorial Park.
She is survived by children, Dr. Florita Bell Griffin (Dr. Richard W. Griffin) of Bryan, TX, Reverend Asa L. Bell, Jr. (Angela Ross Bell) of Raleigh, NC, and Minister Norvita D. Bell of Charlotte, NC; and two precious grandchildren who brought much love and joy to her heart, Asa 'Tre' Lee Bell, III and Allison 'Miss Alli' Christina Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Asa L. Bell, Sr.
Family visitation will be held Friday, January 30th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Smith's Funeral Home in Wadesboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake County Hospice.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 30, 2009