Mrs. Donna Fouraker Bell, age 77 of Jacksonville, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023. Mrs. Bell was born in Jacksonville to the late Clyde E. and Donna L. Suits Fouraker Jr. and was a 1963 graduate of Baldwin High School. Mrs. Bell was a longtime hairdresser before becoming a teaching assistant at Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary School in Baldwin, where she worked until her retirement. Her heart for children was evident as she always made sure the students had lunch and proper clothing. She never hesitated to help provide for them if the need presented itself.
Quite an athlete, she excelled at basketball during her time in school and into adulthood loved playing softball, waterskiing, league bowling, and was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. Mrs. Bell enjoyed gardening and kept an immaculate yard. She loved animals, including her donkeys, goats, cows, cats, dogs, pigs, and geese. She was a fan of Nicholas Sparks novels and movies and enjoyed watching them along with her favorite television shows. Her family was her world and she loved hosting family gatherings. She is greatly loved and will be forever missed.
She is survived by her husband: Wilbur C. Bell of Jacksonville; daughter: Dina (Bart) Riddle of Jacksonville; grandchildren: Whitney (Bradley) Jesonek, Dylan Riddle and Dawson Riddle, all of Jacksonville; great granddaughter: Juliette Jesonek of Jacksonville; brother: Harry “P-nut” (Mary Jane) Fouraker of Bryceville; and sisters: Shirley (Doug) Ledford of Orange Park and Becky (Mike) Lee of Keystone Heights. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter: Lisa Miller.
A celebration of her life will be held 11:00am, Friday, March 10, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Baldwin where Mrs. Bell was a faithful member. Pastor Chris Drum will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Manning Cemetery, Jacksonville. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm, Thursday, March 9, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Baldwin.
Warren Funeral Services of Baldwin is honored to serve the Bell family. Please leave condolences online at www.warrenfuneralservices.com.
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