Lois Alexander Bell, 87, resident of 4915 Hwy 20, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Self Regional Healthcare. She was married to the late Rev. Dr. James Murphy Bell, Sr.
Born in Mooresville, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Wilson Alexander and Daisy Rogers Alexander.
Lois was a 1951 Erskine College graduate. She was a former teacher with the Weekday Religious Education Program in Rockbridge County Virginia. She was a member of Due West ARP Church. Lois was a homemaker and a devoted companion of her late husband Rev. Dr. James M. Bell, Sr.
She is survived by six children: James Bell, Jr., and Jaime, of Fleetwood, NC; Robert Bell and Alice, of Due West, SC; Ann Marie Hope and Steve, of Due West, SC; Sharon Griffin and David, of Greenville, SC; Paul Bell and Jeanne, of Due West, SC; and Allyson Huskey and Nick, of Donalds, SC; eighteen grandchildren: James (Marlana), Grace, Hannah, John Isaac (Ishshah), and Ruth Bell; Richard Bell (Lori); Cyndi Nicholson (James); Charlotte, Glenn, Abby, and Graham Hope; Laura Hornby (John), Kelley, and Elinor Griffin; John Paul, Jr and Neely Bell; Keagan and Zeb Huskey; four step grandchildren, Meredith McCoy (Ian), Wendy D'Angelo (Joseph), Gordon Byrd (Jackie) and Julia Byrd; and 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Karen G. Bell and a sister, Laura A Morris as well as 4 brothers, Pressly, James, Eugene and Jay W. Alexander.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Due West ARP Church with the Revs. Calvin Draffin and Bill Blakely officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:15 AM Thursday in the sanctuary prior to services. The family is at the home 4915 Hwy. 20 Due West, SC.
Memorials in Memory of Mrs. Bell may be made to Samaritan's Purse PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607-3000.