Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary

3520 E Washington St, Colton, CA


Jason T. Bell

March 21, 1993March 3, 2015
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Jason Tarel Bell better known to his friends and family as “Lil Jay, Jay or, J.T.” was born on March 21, 1993 in Riverside, California to Gabrielle Ashley and Christin Jason Bell. He later relocated to Arizona where he lived with his father and other mother Shalon Monique Bell.

Jay attended Bales Elementary in Buckeye Arizona and graduated “Class of 2012” from Copper Canyon High School. He was known for the motto of “Family, Faith and Football. These three pillars were evident in his journey through life and as he played the game. First was his family, he enjoyed spending time with his family and nearly one year ago Jay obtained guardianship of his four younger brothers Ruman, Broderick, Dalante and Damont where he embraced the role of big brother, mentor, father figure and guardian. Secondly, was his faith, he attended church and believed in the power of God. Finally, he began playing football while attending Buckeye Union High School in 2009 where he played alongside his cousins. He continued his passion for the sport by joining the Arizona Football League as a wide receiver and defensive back for the King Leos and keeping with family tradition Jason only wore the #2 jersey. This was extremely important to him and he would not compromise.

Jason took pride in being self-sufficient and standing on his own he was also proud of the fact he was born in California and loved the “LA nightlife” this was made evident by the abundance of “We rollin down Crenshaw” selfies he and his girlfriend Madison would post on Facebook for all to see. Jay loved spaghetti and Grandma Bev’s famous red beans and rice and would never turn down a second helping. He was a stylish dresser and always incorporated his favorite color royal blue into his wardrobe, to see him not at his best was a rarity.

The one thing that everyone loved was his infectious “Million Dollar Smile” that lit up the room; however when things were not going in his favor he would subtly say “Ahh C’mon” “Really” and with a personality like that he was not to be denied. Everyone close to him knows he was notorious for ending every text, phone call, and goodbye with “I LOVE YOU.” Jay’s future plans were to attend Arizona Christian University next fall with his brother Keiontae where he would further his education and football career.

He is survived by his mother(s) Gabrielle Ashley, Monique Bell and father Christin Jason Bell, brothers: Keiontae Bell, Ruman Richardson, Broderick Gaines, Dalante Gaines, Damont Gaines, Dezhaun Mc Nair, Kamren McNair and sisters Amaiyah Bell, Jayla McNair and his loving partner Madison Hutchinson, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and many, many, friends.

In Appreciation We, the family of Jason Tarel Bell, wish to express our gratitude to you for each act of kindness shown by your thoughts and deeds. Our loving God, along with your warm words of consolation and prayers that you have prayed for us, have been our anchor through this storm. You have lifted our hearts, with your sincere and sympathetic response during our time of bereavement. Thank you


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 16, 2015


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Jayla Mcnair

February 28, 2020

I love you Jay and I think about you every single day and I love you you all of you in our hearts we always and forever stick together as one I miss you so so much the big hole in my heart can never be replaced we thank you for helping us up when we fall thanks for being our big brother still to this day and on we thank you for caring for us to this day and forever on we always going to stand strong for you we can't thank you enough for being here for us you always stood strong for us and stood tall I just want to say no matter how many times I say it always and forever we will love you rest in peace jay

Linda Houston

July 31, 2015

I just want you to know that I am missing you dearly, your smile, your laughter, and most important your love. Jay I love and miss you and wanted to to know that I love you. Rest in paradise sweetie

July 30, 2015

It's a few things I wont watch on TV or listen to because it reminds me of you . rip jay

July 28, 2015

Rest in paradise Jason.
Lord knows. You are missed every single day.

gabrielle ashley

March 31, 2015

I miss u so much I just want u back things will never be the same without u here my beautiful angel keep watchn over us I love u always and forever your mom

Laurie Hindman

March 30, 2015

Your light will shine on in heaven!

Tori And James "Jr" Stinney

March 26, 2015

Hey Lil Jay Was Just Thinking About The Day You Came Over To Chill With Your Uncle Jr And You Came Up The Stairs To Have Alone Time With Him Too Get Some Advice And You Was Loud And I Was Sleep On The Couch And U Realized I Was Sleep And You Kept Apologizing To Me Lol Good Times You Were So Happy All Dressed In Your Sundays Best On a Tuesday Lol You Played With Jeanine And Your Unk Was Telling Her You Were Her Uncle And I Was Like Uhh That's Her Big Cuzzo Not Uncle And Your Response Was Its Coo I'll Be Her Big Uncle Cuzzo Lol You Smiled And You Were Out The Door Never Knew That Be The Last Time We Saw You Well Lil Jay Me and Nene and Your Unk Jr Miss You A lot Rest Easy Jay

March 21, 2015

IT'S your birthday Jason. Sorry you couldn't be here to enjoy it. I know you're enjoying it in Heaven. RRIP

Armani McDonald

March 17, 2015

I love you so much Jason , you've taught me so much , more than you'll ever know & I'm so glad we had that conversation together . you really just kept it so real with me & just for that I proimse I'm gonna change , you really opened my eyes up to a lot & I just ask you leave me a spot next to you at the golden gates <3 rest easy JT

March 17, 2015

J.T., we will miss you! We were and are very proud of you. Your brothers will always remember what you did for them and we know how much better they will be in the future because of your love for them. We would say Rest In Peace, but we know you will be too busy looking over all of us, so give God a hug for us and we will see you on the other side. Your cuz, Ben and Liz.


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