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Robert Matthew Bell, Jr.

October 26, 1964 — August 4, 2022

Robert Matthew Bell, Jr. 57, of Shipman, Virginia was called to final rest unexpectedly on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  Robert was born at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, on October26, 1964 to the late Deacon Robert M. Bell, Sr. and Rev. Elizabeth C. Bell of Shipman, Virginia.

Robert is preceded in death by his father, Deacon Robert M. Bell, mother, Rev. Elizabeth C. Bell, (2) brothers, George Stanley Bell and Harold Lewis Bell and (1) great nephew, Dexter Payne, Jr.

Robert was a member of the Bright Hope Baptist Church where he joined at an early age. He graduated from Nelson County High School. He loved to sing and was an active member of the chorus under the direction of Mrs. Delores Truesdale. He loved fishing, playing horseshoes and watching sports, especially his favorite team the “Giants” on TV.

Robert was employed by C.R. Hudgins in Lynchburg for many years. He was currently employed by the Nelson County School Board in Custodian Services.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife, Tracey Bell, two children, Shalom Glover (Marcus) of Amherst, VA and Robert Glover (Christine) of Madison Heights, Va; (2)  grandchildren, (Nahaylee Harris) and Deavion Harris), (1) loving sister, Joyce Bell Gray (Lloyd Gray) of Shipman, Va., (8) Brother-in-laws , Lewis Glover (Marianne), Steve, Stanley Glover (Mary), Johnny Glover (Dee Dee), Milton Glover (Karen), and David Franklin; (3)) sister –in-laws, Mary Humbles, Patricia Cooper (Rob) and Allison Glover; numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces; (3) special friends, Corey Angus, Tyrone Sandidge and Jeff White and numerous cousins and many friends.

Robert was loved by many and will be missed by all!

There will be no viewing or services for Robert. May God bless you all!

Arrangements By Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).

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