Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA


Leonard Herman Bell

March 31, 1930July 3, 2019

BELL, Leonard Herman, 89, of Highland Springs, Va, passed away on July 3, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, George Chester Bell; mother, Ruby Johenning; brothers, Clarence C. Bell (Mildred), George Henry Bell, and James Bell; and sister, Lucille Bell Hott (John). He is survived by his wife, Parry “Jean” Bell; daughter, Lenora B. Napier; son in law, Philip Napier, sister in law, Jean Bell (George Henry); and many nieces and nephews. Leonard worked as a General Contractor, and after retirement he built dollhouses at his and his wife’s store, Bell’s Exclusives. He was also in the Army, serving during the Korean conflict. Leonard enjoyed remote controlled airplanes and was a member of AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). There will be a private burial at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, Va.


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Pat Carter

July 20, 2019

After riding by Bell's Exclusives and seeing the store empty, I found out that Mr. Bell had passed away. Mr. Bell restored two dollhouses for me that have added such happiness to my life. His craftsmanship was God given. Mrs. Bell was such a help in picking out furnishings, etc.. I will treasure the memories of my visits to the store and our conversations forever. I am so sorry I didn't get to the enchanting shop sooner. Sending love and prayers to Mrs. Bell, his daughter and family.

Cynthia Lucas

July 9, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to Jean and the family. So many wonderful times shopping in the dollhouse store and laughing with Leonard and Jean. My mother and daughter loved to shop with the Bells and we three could spend hours looking through the store to find treasures. Condolences on Leonard’s passing, he is remembered fondly by many.

Cynthia Lucas

James Opher

July 8, 2019

Mr. Bell was an amazing person. His knowledge base was world wide. He always had a joke for me or at my expense. I will dearly miss his sense of humor and shared love of model planes. Rest my Friend, you will be missed.
Respectfully submitted,
James and Family

Rhonda & John Groeneman

July 7, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Mr. Bell's passing. We have very happy memories of both him and Jean. We loved going to the dollhouse store to shop and got a kick out of listening to their stories. Leonard always would give us great advice and was fun to talk to. He will be missed but we are glad that we had the pleasure of knowing him. Our prayers go out to Jean and the rest of his family. May God bless this wonderful man's soul. 💕