OBITUARY

Geraldine "Gerri" Bell

August 12, 1944July 12, 2019

Geraldine "Gerri" Bell, a loving daughter, born to Jane Grant and Leopold Thompson in the summer of 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica, entered into rest July 12, 2019.

Gerri relocated to New Jersey in 1970 to pursue the American dream. She fulfilled her dreams of becoming a businesswoman, a licensed cosmetologist and an entrepreneur. It was never a secret that her favorite job of all was being a mother and a grandmother. Gerri was blessed with three children: Dwight, Stacy and Kerry. Her children blessed her with seven grandchildren: Raquel, Brandon, Alexis, Hunter, Olivia, Chloe and Michael Jr. She was the eldest among her brothers and sisters: Bunny, Sheila, Greg, Henry (Ted), Larry, Beverly, Donovan, Yvette and Roger. Her huge heart and fiery spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home @ Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will immediately follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The Family's Repast will be held at Dunn’s River Island Café , 11154 N. 30th Street Tampa, FL 33612 Tele: 813-374-2093.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Dunn’s River Island Café Saturday, July 27, 2019

Memories

Geraldine "Gerri" Bell

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Raquel Norwood

July 21, 2019

Your story could begin as once upon a time cause you were not only a Queen, but you were my dear Princess. My rock, my everything I held dear in this world. You kept me grounded, proud, strong, focused and humble. You loved me at my best and you cared and loved for me at my worst.

Everyday I ache for you. My heart is broken at the thought of losing you.
I see you in my dreams, but I cannot hold you. I see you in the mirror, but I cannot talk to you. I will remember you always, and everything you've taught me will continue on.

Thank you Princess for being the light at the end of my tunnel in my times of darkness.

Nothing is going to be the same without you, I wont be the same without you.
I love you Princess
-RaQuel

Kerry Jackson

July 21, 2019

Mommy, I miss you so much. My tears will not stop falling.

My heart has crumbled as I cope with the fact of not seeing you anymore.

Memories of you, keep me strong.
The love you gave me, keeps me strong.
As you watch from above, your spirit keeps me strong.

Mommy, you will always be with me because You have never forsaken me.

I love you Mommy. I know I will see you soon in Gods way.

My Friend
My Mentor
My Guiding Light
My Mom

Kerry

Stacy Robinson

July 20, 2019

Dear Mom,
Words cannot express the void that I'm feeling since you left. Looking at your pictures and remembering the happy times helps to keep a smile where sadness now resides. I can remember your happy and fiery spirit. You were unstoppable and a go-getter. There was no wall high enough that would keep you from achieving your goals. Thank you Mom, for loving me and raising me right. I will miss you forever. Until we're together again...I love you.

Your loving daughter,
Stacy

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY