Mr. Edward W. “Redman” Bell Sr., age 89 of Jacksonville, was greeted by angels in Glory land on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. He was born in Jacksonville to the late Willie and Ruby Glover Bell. Redman was a member of Teamsters Union Local 512 and provided a good life for his family as a truck driver. When he wasn’t driving a truck, he was tending to his garden and his cows and hogs to provide food for his family and friends. When time allowed, he loved going fishing with his best friend, Anthony Nolan. Mr. Bell faithfully attended Otis Road Church of God. He is survived by his wife of sixty seven years, Juanita Rodgers Bell, who he loved and doted on up until his passing. Also surviving are his children: Edward (Donna) Bell Jr., Karen Cox, Sandy Dodge, and Julie (Carl) Jones; siblings: Anna Laura Croft, Bud (Janie) Bell, Ruby (John) Price, Willo Mae Gay, Ollivan (Martha) Bell, John (Nadine) Bell, Irma (Kenny) Johnson, Edith (Bill) McStephenson, Glenda (Wendell) Kelly, and Charles (Valerie) Bell; nine grandchildren: Jason, Mandy, Jenniffer, Jessica, Christy, Bobby, Frankie, Kayla, and Bret; son-in-law: Larry Fleming; sister-in-law: Barbara Bell; and numerous great grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, nieces, nephews and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Connie Fleming, son: Carlus Bell, brothers: Willie Bell and David Bell, brothers-in-law: Myers Croft and Charles Gay, and son-in-law: Bobby Cox. Funeral services will be held 11:00am, Monday, July 29, 2019 at Otis Road Church of God with Pastor Stephen Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Sellers Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his church, Otis Road Church of God, online at www.EasyTithe.com/otisroad. Arrangements have been entrusted to Prestwood Funeral Home, Baldwin, Florida. 904-266-0072. Please sign the online guestbook at www.prestwoodfuneralhome.com.
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