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In Memory of
Wilmer James Bell Jr.
1940 - 2017
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The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.
Mr. Wilmer James “Poncho-Ducky” Bell, Jr., born
August 2, 1940, the first of seven sons to the union of Mr.
Wilmer J. Bell, Sr. and Mrs. Willie Mae Williams (Bell).
He departed this earthly life on December 21, 2017 after a
He was preceded in death by both parents; six brothers:
Gregory, Alonzo, Eric, Richard, George and Vernon Bell.
Wilmer was a lifelong member of Most Pure Heart of
Mary Catholic Church, where he was a 1957 graduate of
Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic High School. After
graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he
proudly served his country in the Korean and Vietnam
Wars. He held several jobs during his lifetime but working
at Women and Children Hospital was his favorite.
He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife, Gloria L.
Bell; two daughters; seven step-children; a host of nieces,
nephews; two devoted sisters: Regina B. (Othella)
Robinson and Voncille B. Coleman; four sisters-in-law;
extended family and a host of friends.
His remains will lie in state from 1-8pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Small’s Mortuary, Mobile.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 8:30am until the 11:30am funeral hour in Small’s Mortuary Chapel, 950 South Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama. Interment will be follow in the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery, Spanish Fort, Alabama.
DIGNIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO SMALL'S MORTUARY, 950 SOUTH BROAD STREET, MOBILE, ALABAMA 36603
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