Joris  Bell

Joris Bell


Aug. 27, 1939 – Dec. 4, 2011

WENDELL – Joris Rickman Bell III, died Sunday.  A native of Wake county he was son to the late Eleanor L. Whitley Bell & Joris Rickman Bell, Jr..   He was graduate of the New School of Fine Arts, Coral Gable, FL.  He was a writer of music and was an accomplished painter & calligrapher.  Joris would often take time to perform ventriloquism at children’s homes and for senior citizens.  He was preceded in death by a niece, Suzanne Michell Harris

Funeral service 3 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with interment to follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his most beloved sister Florence Sage (Dale) of Wendell, nieces Diane Garrett-Jones of Wendell, & Joanne Sharon Garrett of Raleigh, 3 great nephews and 2 great nieces.

Visitation 7-8:30 pm, Tuesday, at his sister’s home, 6424 Bethany Church Rd., Wendell.

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