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Carol Bell

October 16, 1944 — April 5, 2020

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Carol Gillan Bell was born on October 16, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA. She passed away on April 5, 2020 at Washington Hospital Center. Carol graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1962.  She married Jacob Guy Bell III in 1963 and they have been married for 57 years.  Carol retired from the University of Maryland where she worked as a dental assistant/office manager for 18 years.

Carol is survived by her husband, Jacob Guy Bell III, and her mother, Josephine T. Gillan.  Her father, Carl J. Gillan, preceded her, in death.  She is also survived by her children, Jacob Guy Bell IV (Vicki) and Christopher Thomas Bell Sr. (Valerie), her sister, Judith McNesby (her life-long best friend), her brother, Thomas F. Gillan (Nancy), her grandchildren, Amanda Saffran (Andrew), Melanie Bell, Cassie Bell, and Christopher Bell Jr., her great grandchildren, Coleman and Raelynn Saffran, her nephew, Thomas J. Gillan, and her niece, Leah R. Gillan-Van Cleave.

Carol loved Mickey Mouse, scrap booking, animals and spending time with family.  She loved going to the beach at Ocean City, MD. The most important thing to her was her family.  Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend.   The most recent love of her life was the birth of her two great grandchildren, Coleman and Raelynn.

A memorial service will be held, at a later date, after the Coronavirus pandemic.

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