June 20, 2022, 81, Mount Olive –
Jesse Charles Bell, resident of the Pricetown area, Mount Olive, passed away early Monday morning, June 20, 2022, while a patient at Wayne Hospital. He was 81.
A native of the Blizzard Crossroads section, he had spent his early adulthood in Virginia. For most of his life he had worked with heating and air conditioning as an installation and service technician, and had retired from D. M. Price & Sons, Inc.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Laura Ann Benoit Bell, of the home; two sons, Jesse Charles Bell, Jr. and Richard Bronson Bell, both of Virginia; four daughters, Sherry Norris of Virginia, Reva Marie Marsh of La Grange, Tasha Benoit Hill of Seven Springs, and Camille Ann Jones of Kinston; 15 grandchlidren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three daughters, Kim Marie Bell, Debbie Irene Bell, and Pamela Dawn Bell; a son, Jason Lee Bell; his parents, Beacher W. Bell and Haidee Blizzard Kornegay Bell; brothers, Kenneth Bell, Thurston Bell, Horace Kornegay, and Chester Kornegay; and a sister, Rachel Lee Kornegay Pate.
The life of Jesse Bell will be remembered in a service on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, officiated by the Rev. Ashley Summerlin. Visitation with the family will follow the service.