Joyce Martin Bell went to sleep with the Lord on February 24, 2013 at home with her loving caregiver and caring friend at her side. She was born on April 5, 1934 in Greenville, South Carolina to Carrie (Kate) Martin, whom is deceased. In 1954, Joyce married Air Force Serviceman Frank Bell, Jr. from Detroit, Michigan. From this marriage she blessed with her only child, De'Andrea who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Being a military wife, she lived in many states, such as Oklahoma, North Dakota, Maine, Ohio, California, and New Jersey. In 1978, Colorado became her permanent home. For over 30 years, Joyce was employed at the May Company (Macy's). In her spare time, Joyce immensely enjoyed taking road trips across the United States, cooking southern food, entertaining friends, gardening and shopping. Her most fulfilling joy was serving the Lord. Joyce was an active participant at Friendship Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. She is survived by her only daughter, De'Andrea Bell, cousins from Indianapolis, Indiana and Greenville, South Carolina, and a host of friends who she considered family. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Friendship Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 1, 2013