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Mary A. Bell, 73, of Terre Haute, passed away March 16, 2017. She was born June 24, 1943, in Terre Haute, to James Sandifer and Estella Virginia (Hutchison) Sandifer.
Mary was a devoted wife, a beloved mother and grandmother who had become the matriarch of her extended family. Mary was a faithful member of Saints Home Church of God In Christ and she loved the Lord. Mary had an unwavering faith in God and fittingly her last words were "Oh God, Oh God".
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Aaron Sandifer, Perry Sandifer and Clarence Sandifer; grandchildren, Brandy Bell-Carey and Zackary Lawson; and great-granddaughter, Desiree Lawson.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Garrett Bell; children, Dwayne Lawson (Becky), Sherri Bulger (Douglas), Curtis Bell (Rebecca) and Trent Bell (Lynn); grandchildren, Dorcas Lawson, Devin Blazwich, Dawn Winters, D.J. Lawson, Todd Bell, Kevin Harris, Kadin Bell, Otis Parks, and Paryis Miller; great-grandchildren, Ryder, Rylon, Xavior, Maliyah, Elaiyah, Angelina, Addison, Rico, Aaron, Adriana, and Alexander; and siblings, Robert Sandifer, Virginia Holland, David Sandifer, Steven Sandifer, and Deborah Kay Sandifer; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at Saints Home Church of God In Christ, 2210 N 13th Street, Terre Haute. Pastor Mark J. Blade will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on March 18, 2017
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