Frances L. Bell, age 88, of Vienna, Dorchester County, MD, passed away Thursday morning, March 11, 2010 at Transitions Healthcare at Sykesville, Sykesville, MD.
Born on April 25, 1921 in Drawbridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. Lawson and B. Golda Willey Lawson.
On August 18, 1938 she married G. Winfield (Winnie) Bell. Mr. Bell died on May 16, 2001.
Mrs. Bell worked for the Dorchester County Board of Education as a Teachers Aide for twenty fours years at Vienna Elementary School and Maple Elementary School.
She also assisted her husband for ten years at his grocery store, Winnie Bell’s Grocery Store in Vienna, MD.
Mrs. Bell was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and was an active member of the United Methodist Women (UMW).
Mrs. Bell was also a seamstress and liked to knit and sew. She also liked gardening.
Surviving is her daughter Wende B. Abbott of Taneytown, MD, three sisters Danelle McWatters of Baltimore, MD, Lorraine Tyler of Arizona, Nancy Alley of Glen Burnie, MD, two brothers James Lawson of Salisbury, MD, Thomas Lawson of Dallas, TX, two grandchildren Brent Abbott and his wife Michelle, Amy Abbott and two great-grandchildren Brent Abbott, Jr. and Jasmine Howell, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a sister Dorothy Taylor and three brothers Walter Lawson, Wilfred Lawson, Samuel Lawson.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 15th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16th at Vienna United Methodist Church. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. James C. Bongard, Pastor. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by either sending flowers or making memorial offerings to Vienna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 278, Vienna, MD 21869.
Born: April 25, 1921
Place of Birth: Drawbridge, MD USA
Death: March 11, 2010
Place of Death: Sykesville, MD USA
Monday March 15, 2010 , 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home
Monday March 15, 2010 , 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home
Tuesday March 16, 2010 , 11:00 AM at Vienna United Methodist Church