Norma Frances Bishop Bell, affectionately known as “Mother Bell,” was the daughter of the late Bret Williams and Frances Boston Bishop. She was born on June 29, 1934, in Quindocqua, Maryland and she entered eternal rest on Monday, April 11, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Norma attended Marion Elementary School and Paul Lawrence Dunbas School in Laurel, Delaware and Woodson High School in Crisfield, Maryland. She graduated in June 1962 from W. C Jason High School in Georgetown, Delaware. She also attended Cambridge School of Nursing and took a course in theology.
She accepted Christ at the tender age of ten years old at Mt. Peer Church in Marion, Maryland, under the leadership of Rev. Adah Coffey. She was a member and Senior Mother of Harvest Temple Revival Center under Apostle B. L. Clark and she attended St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Salisbury, Maryland.
She leaves to legacy and beautiful memories to her daughters: Annette Hutt and Kimberly Bell Jackson, son: Pastor D. L. Clark and daughter-in-law: Doresa Clark; goddaughters: Gabriella Day and Dorothy Corbin; sisters: Brenda Jane Clark, Elder Rosalee Moore, Janice Hoffler, and Jackie Boston; brother Leon Boston; nieces: Dionne Handy, Fondella Whitney, April Barnes, Kandi, Kortnie and Kelly; nephews: Mike (Ivory) Moore; cousins: Marie Jones, Elizabeth Holbrook, Evette Jones, Casandra Barnes-Corbin, Carolyn Terrell and host of other nephews, nieces, grandchildren, in-laws, godchildren, adopted children, and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bell, her brothers, Clifton Boston, and Joseph Clark, Occonell Boston, Daniel Whitney Thomas S. Boston, Apostle B. L. Clark and sisters, Barbara Morris and Eunice Boston
Be a day worker, speak the truth, giving all the honor and glory to God the Father. The family would like to thank Costal Hospice for all the love and support; thank you so much. Special gratitude to Pastor Gladys Johnson and her congregation, Bishop Jesse E. C. Abbott, Lady Abbott and the New Dimension Ministry family, Pastor Daquan Bimbo, and the Mt. Hope AME Church. We Love you!
Lovingly Submitted by the Family
1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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