Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 2, 2012

Georgia Mae Bell


TRAVERSE CITY — Georgia M. Bell, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 1, 2012. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 28, 1937, to the late George and Maysie Lougheed.

She married Richard T. Bell on April 27, 1957; he went to be with the Lord on March 27, 1997.

She helped operate Bell Plumbing and Heating with her husband, Richard.

She is survived by her four children, Rodney (Karen) Bell, of Traverse City, Steven (Bonnie) Bell, of Frankenmuth, Shelley (Ed) Johnson, of Traverse City, and David (Cindy) Bell, of Alpena.

She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren are Leah (Loren), Rachel (Ryan), Ricky, Austin (Andrea), Morgan, Spencer, Carson, Kristian, Joshua, Alec, Ann, Maggie and Ella, all of whom were all her pride and joy. She also is survived by two brothers, Jack (Edith) Lougheed, of Grand Rapids, and Roger (Nancy) Lougheed, of Traverse City. In addition, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; and her two sisters, Dorothy Hopkins and Edith Wurm.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at East Bay Calvary Church, 2225 Hammond Road East, Traverse City, MI 49686. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, also at the church. Dr. Kendale Dennis will officiate. A private family burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the East Bay Calvary Church's Project New Guest Information Center and Jubilee House.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.