Geneva Bell, the daughter of James Oscar Hunter and Luda Scott Hunter, was born October 30, 1931, in Forest, Mississippi. Her parents and siblings, James Willie Hunter, Lillie Mae Nichols and Annie Ree Hunter-Watts, preceded her in death. At an early age, she professed a belief in Christ at the Ebenezer Church in Scott County, Mississippi.
Geneva received her primary and secondary education in the Forest area schools.
On January 13, 1949, Geneva was united in marriage to James Patterson Bell. Their union spanned the years and they were blessed with the births of their children. He preceded her in death.
In 1959, Geneva moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. She was employed in environmental services at Winona Hospital for over twenty years.
In 2008, Geneva moved to Atlanta, Georgia to be with her daughters. In 2014, they moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Where she resided until her demise.
Geneva was dearly devoted to her family and looked out for each of them. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and dancing and singing. Overall she was a happy person endowed with a lovely smile. She always had well wishes for everyone. Her sense of humor and ability to make other laugh will be missed.
Geneva Bell departed this life on October 28, 2021, at the age of eighty-nine years, eleven months and twenty-nine days. She was preceded in death by her all of her siblings and a daughter, Verna Clarice Young-Bates (Ron).
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Dorothy (James) Mitchell, Ida Murial (Ron) Thompson, Betty Jo (Melvin) Avery, Mary Hearn, Vanita Bell, and Angela Thurman; son, James Edward Bell; step-brother, Mack Willie Gray; nineteen grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great- great grandchildren, three generations of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Humbly Submitted…………The Family
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