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Neil Bell

Sheila Gwladys Bell

March 25, 1942 - October 25, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Sheila Gwladys Bell. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Sheila G. Bell, 79, passed away on October 25, 2021 while in hospice care near her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from complications related to advanced dementia and Alzheimer's disease.   Sheila was born in Luton, England to James and Catherine O' Neill on March 25, 1942.  She lived and went to school in Dunstable, England and there also earned the equivalent of an Associates Degree in Administration.  She married Ian Bell on...  see more
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  • Neil Bell
    Hi everyone, here are pics of pages from some of the memorial readings as well a few pictures of the memorial setting. I will write up and post something more soon to hopefully give those that could not attend some better sense of the ceremony and how it went.
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  • Ian O'Neill
    Dear Sheila,
    I think this must be the first letter I’ve written to you in over forty years. I can remember when you first left for the States in 1965, that we would write to each other regularly. I think you inherited your talent for letter writing...  more
  • Tony O'Neill
    My big Sister Sheila.
    Sheila would often remind me that she was in the house when I was born, which was true, home births were commonplace in the 60's. She was 18 at the time, and would tell me when I was older that she can still see me in the crib by...  more
  • Avril King
    Thoughts and memories of my beloved niece Sheila Gladys Bell.

    Sheila has always been in my life – there was only 2 years between us so we were more like sisters than aunt and niece. Sister Katie and my Mum – Sheila’s Grandmother (Gran) were very...  more
  • James O'Neill
    Our first holiday with Big Sis, we had a fantastic time. Went to Cherry Grove S.Carolina beach, (all dressed up) family BBQ, and typical mad Englishman with his hanky on head! Getting out the pics again bought back many memories....Love you
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  • Tracey Bagshaw
  • Ian O'Neill
    For Sheila xx
    05:13
    HD - Part of live UK tv showcase - including intro by Dean Ford - 1970broadcast
  • Neil Bell
    From Sheila's brother Jack O' Neill, describing some of his fondest memories growing up with mom.
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  • Jack O'Neill
    Such a beauty- so many memories
  • James O'Neill
    What a beauty. Not sure how old Sheila was in the main pic, but stunning.
  • Tracey Bagshaw
    My beautiful little big sis. The first person to say ‘I love you’ to me. Memories of our great holidays, we both loved the beach, eating and afternoon naps. I remember us renting a great apartment near the beach , Myrtle beach I believe, went out and...  more
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