Birth: Monday, July 25, 1927 in Seat Pleasant, Maryland
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Monday, November 27, 2017 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Friday, December 08, 2017 in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Bernard Bell, 90, of La Plata, MD passed away on November 27, 2017 at his home. Born in Seat Pleasant, MD on July 25, 1927 to the late Archie Bell and the late Mary Bell. Bernard is also preceded in death by his wife, Vera Jean Bell; brother, Archie Bell; sisters, Ethel Soper, Gloria Farmer and Thelma Luskey; and daughter, Cynthia Bell Puleio.
He is survived by his children, Erik Arnold; William Arnold (Tamatha); Loretta Lehman (Paul); Cheryl Arnold, and Keith Bell (Ken); brother, Eppie Bell; grandchildren, Michael Puleio (Carolyn), Nicholas Thompson (Amy), Stephanie Arnold, Whitney Arnold, William Arnold (Karycelis), Jeanne Lynn Wilson (Michael), Erik Arnold, Travis Arnold and Brady Arnold; and great-grandchildren, Evan Thompson, Hailey Thompson and Kendra Arnold.
Bernard retired from the Federal Govt. as an Electrician. He proudly served in the Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Guam. He loved the water and enjoyed going to the beach and being with family.
Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of St. Charles (136 Stoddert Ave., Waldorf, MD) on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3-5 and 6-8; where a Funeral Service will also be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Cedar Hill (4111 Pennsylvania Ave., Suitland, MD). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernard's memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.