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Lee E Bell

May 4, 1943 ~ August 1, 2021 (age 78)


BELLLee Ernest Bell was born May 4, 1943 in Dawson, Georgia to Lonnie & Rosa Bell.  He attended Old Stanton High School.  Lee located to New York and returned to Jacksonville in 1982.

He was a member of Philippian Community Church, under the leadership of Pastor L. C. Callahan, Pastor Virgil Jones, Sr., and Pastor Virgil Jones, Jr.  Lee became disabled during a traffic accident while living in New York and was later involved in an accident in Jacksonville, Florida. 

He was a comedian at heart, a jokester – he enjoyed keeping people laughing.   Ernest was loved by many and will be truly missed.

Ernest was preceded in death by parents, Lonnie & Rosa Bell; brother, Rudolph Bell; sister, Francina Bell.  He is survived by daughter, Marco (Robert) Barton; grandchild, Annie Grant; great grandchild, Christian Grant; brother, Dewitt Bell; sisters, Enna Jean Caine & Cynthia (Alphonso) Clark; nephews, Wilbert (Landra) Bell, Lavelle & Darrell Caine, Russell Roberts III; nieces, Cheryl Caine, Keisha Bell, Chanel Goggins, Ashley Bell; great nephews, Ta’ib, Rah’shid, & Raheim Roberts, Darnell Goggins, Jr.; great nieces, Jordan McCloud, Zola Williams; god daughter, Tanji Williams; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration Service for Lee Ernest Bell will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Edgewood Cemetery.  Visitation MONDAY from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel.   Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400. 

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 Service Program


24 Hour Viewing
August 9, 2021

5:00 PM
The Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208-1863

Graveside Service
August 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Edgewood Cemetery
4519 N. Edgewood Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32219

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