Mrs. Patricia Ann Bell transitioned from her earthly life to her new heavenly home on Friday, June 3, 2022. Patricia was born on October 27, 1952 to Alexander Matthew Sr. and Barbara Jean Gardner in Nashville, TN. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Flint, MI., under the leadership of the late Dr. A. J. Pointer. Upon her relocation to Nashville she moved her membership to Fellowship Together Church under the leadership of Pastor Damon Lewis.
Patricia received her formal education in the Flint MI Public Schools. During her attendance at Flint Northern High School she was very active on the school’s pom-pom squad and synchronized swimming teams and graduated with the “Class of 1971.” Her lifelong hobbies included sewing, crafting, painting, going to bingo, playing cards, listening to music, dancing, enjoying cookouts and spending fun times with her family and friends.
Mrs. Patricia Ann Bell leaves to cherish her memory loving and devoted husband of 34 years, James E. Bell, Sr., children, Jennifer Gardner, Tawanda Goldthreate both of Nashville, TN and James E. (Andrea Bell), Jr. of Corpus Christie TX.; 5 grandchildren; mother, Barbara Jean (Glemon) Allmon of Lafayette, TN., siblings, Gloria Jean (Phillip) Morgan of Red Boiling Springs, TN., Alexander M. Gardner, Jr., Lamar (Katrena), Pauletta and Andre’ Epps all of Flint, MI.; 5 nieces, 4 nephews, numerous great-nieces and great nephews; 5 aunts, Janet Stewart of Flint, MI, Francis Stewart of Dayton, OH., Ina (Fate) Nelson of Doddridge Ark., June (Thomas) Jackson of Nashville, TN and Joyce Stewart of Lafayette, TN., uncle, Maurice (Cynthia) Stewart of Flint, MI., 3 sister-n-laws, Patricia King, Debra Cunningham, Donna Bell and Frances Larkins and brother-n-law, Tyrone Larkins all of Nashville, TN., extended family include the Barton, Bell, Boyd, Coleman, Gardner, Kirk, Luster, Stewart, Summers and Wicks Families and many Friends.
Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her fathers, Alexander M. Gardner, Sr., Curtis W. Epps, Sr., Grandmothers, Mary Alice Stewart and Emma Euman, sisters, Veronica Wesley, Doris Broadnax and Mary Emma Gardner, siblings Curtis Jr., David and Timothy Epps, nephew, Terrance Gardner, uncles, Charles, Kenneth and Cary Stewart and Marshall Gardner, father-n-law, Albert Larkins, Sr., mother-n-law, Mary Louise Bell, sisters -n-law, Shirley Harlan, Carolyn Randle, Rhonda Bell and Rochelle Harris, brothers-n-law, Terry, Ricky and Gerald Bell. Funeral Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00am at funeral home.