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Lynette (Jerry) Bell-Hargraves
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 30, 1947
  • Place of birth:
    New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 11, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    California, United States
You will live in our hearts forever

 

 

The ButterflyA poem for Jerry by Francine BellSeptember 14, 2010San Diego, California It took only three weeks, and the parting too soonThat she passed from this life, from death's bitter cocoonNow her burdens are lifted, her spirit's set freeTranscended from here to the place she should beA place where there's peace, no more suffering or painIt's certain our loss is eternity's gain Yes, it's freedom at last for this new butterflyBut, to find life anew she knew she had to dieResurrection will soon bring her back from her sleepFor her saviour, Lord Jesus, has promised to keepHer soul in his care until he comes once moreTo take us to join him beyond heaven’s door When Christ comes again, she’ll be well, she’ll be wholeShe’ll live life restored with its riches untoldThen she’ll flutter; she’ll soar and delight in her flightOver this old world's grief, from death's darkness to lightNow, each time that I look at a sweet butterflyI'll remember her smile and I'll try not to cry©Francine Bell 1010 
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Khalilah El-Amin on 5th September 2016

""Happy Birthday Jerry!" I wish we'd spent more time together.

Much love,
Roscoe"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 1st September 2016

"I miss you baby love always"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th August 2016

"6 years-ago today we were together. I wish we could still be together in flesh. You are missed by so many, We talk about you, laugh at you and cry about you death. Happy Birthday Beautiful!
Xoxoxox"

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 30th August 2016

"Happy Birthday, beautiful Sis. It's already 6 years of life here on earth without you. I wish I could say it was easier. We still miss you so much. Rest well, sweet Princess. We'll see you 'in the morning'. We love you. Fran, Tony & The Wubbies"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 12th September 2015

"Missing you more and more and more!!!! Jerry Jr.(Shawney) visited with me and we had a wonderful time! I love you sis!"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 11th September 2015

"Baby I am back. Miss you and hope to be with you and the rest one day. I know you are with someone better than us. Love you so much"

This tribute was added by Monique Byas on 11th September 2015

"S.I.P beautiful, I will make sure to watch over your beautiful daughter, she is a blessing..."

This tribute was added by Shawn Bell on 11th September 2015

"5 years ago 2day.  I still can't believe it. Mom, when God took u away, something was lost in me 4ever. I try not to question him but lean on him instead for understanding. 2day, I take a deep breath and exhale. I will continue to make u proud. I will NEVER 4get u and I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

Shawney..."

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 11th September 2015

"Five years already...why don't I feel any better? Missing you more than ever, Darling, the world just ain't the same without you. Resurrection Morning will be terrific. Rest until then. We love you."

This tribute was added by Elba Labarrere on 31st August 2015

"Happy Birthday my Breezewood.  You remain ever present in my heart.

Miss you..

Elba"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 30th August 2015

"Happy Birthday sis I miss the hell out of you. You left me too soon love always"

This tribute was added by Mary Parker on 30th August 2015

"Happy Birthday Jerry"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th August 2015

"Happy Birthday! I'll always love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 30th August 2015

"Darling, I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Albert Murray on 9th October 2014

"Memories of you are so beautiful, and fun filled... I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 3rd September 2014

"I miss you baby so much"

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 30th August 2014

"Jerry, we miss you so much! There's a you-sized vacuum inside our hearts since you left. You will always be our Jerry. We love you, Darling! R.I.P. until He comes."

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th August 2014

"Go Jerry, it's your birthday, we gonna party likes it's your birthday!!
Happy Birthday my darling sister! Time has not made missing you any easier. It still hurts. I miss you and love you deeply. Enjoy your special day in Paradise!"

This tribute was added by Elba Labarrere on 16th September 2013

"Thinking of you Breezewood.  Was on the California mountains, you came into mind, so did Bobby.  I miss you, love you always.

Melva"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 12th September 2013

"Lauren lit the candle this morning in your honor and all those who lost their life on 9/11. We all miss you and talk of you often. It seems longer than three years sis. I am just sad and don't have the words. I love you! Give Daddy, Bobby and Dee Bones a kiss for me."

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 11th September 2013

"I miss you so much today, Sis.  So much.  I wish you were here.  It's been 3 years already and the void is huge.  Who could ever hope to fill your space, I ask you?  We love you.  Lots.  Still heart-broken to have lost you.  I miss the jokes that you and I shared; I miss the fun times.  I miss confiding in you and even getting angry with you! Resurrection morning should be fun.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th August 2013

"Happy Birthday Beautiful! Miss you more than words can say!"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 30th August 2013

"Happy Birthday baby miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Khalilah El-Amin on 8th December 2012

"Thinking about you today!

Roscoe"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 12th September 2012

"Lauren wrote a song about you! We all miss you so much. Two years have passed and the pain stays the same."

This tribute was added by Mirko Chandler on 31st August 2012

"Don't know what to say? We all live out our time, the impression we leave is really what counts. Be at peace your memory is always with me.. Love Ya.."

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Beautiful Angel! Hard to believe that it's been two years, the pain in my heart is fresh as if were today. But, the love I feel for you has deepened with time. I miss you. I know you are safe and at peace today and forever, enjoy it sis! Smooches Lucy. (Smile)"

This tribute was added by Shawn Bell on 30th August 2012

"Good morning Mom... Im at work this morning, struggling! Refused to stay home today and be depressed because I know you wouldn't want that but it's hard. Fighting back tears at my desk is awful though. Been dreading this day all summer and now it's here. Mixed feeings, mostly sad though.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Really miss you so very much. Love you til the end of time.... Shawney"

This tribute was added by Meleena Murray on 30th August 2012

"Hello Auntie,
I know your are in heaven relieved from being in this cruel world. I miss you so much I wish we could have went to Hiawii before you left to praise the lord. That would have been fun! I love you forever Aunt Jerry!"

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 30th August 2012

"Happy 65th Birthday, Sis.  We miss you so much.  See you soon.
Love, love and more love, darling girl,
Your Sis, Fran  & Tone-Babe xoxo"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 29th May 2012

"Thank you for leading me to find peace while I am still here on earth! The journey is long, hard and endless...but, I have and will continue to seek the peace that you so much wanted. I love you sister."

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 29th May 2012

"Lauren Graduated from High School and is off to college in the fall. I know you are proud of her. We miss you!!!"

This tribute was added by Elba Labarrere on 25th May 2012

"Funny, just felt a wonderful breeze, checking out my trees and thought of you J        Miss you"

This tribute was added by Linda Burrus-Walton on 24th May 2012

"You were a truly beautiful person that lit up any room you walked in.  I wish I had come to CA a few years back - but I was in China for a while.  I thought we could celebrate our 65th birthday this year.  Instead I found out you were gone.  You'll always be missed.  I will always remember our days at Central Commercial and Bushwick.  Love you, Linda"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th November 2011

"I miss you! I am seeking to find peace on earth!"

This tribute was added by Elba Labarrere on 15th November 2011

"Have you in my heart always my beloved Breezewood
Love you always, never forgotten
El"

This tribute was added by Bernadette McCall on 15th November 2011

"HI SIS, I WAS CRYING TODAY, B/C I MISS U SO MUCH, U ACTUALLY SPOIL ME, B/C WHEN I NEEDED TO SPEAK WITH YOU, U WOULD TRY TO ANSWER YOUR PHONE.  YOU KNOW YOU HAD THAT BAD, WHERE U WOULD LOOK @ YOUR CALLING ID, & NOT PICK UP THE PHONE, & I'M SAYING TO MY SELF, I KNOW SHE IS HOME, PICK UP THE PHONE.  SOMETIME YOU WOULD & SOMETIMES YOU WOULD NOT. I MISS U SO MUCH SIS, WISH I COULD CALL U.XOBERN"

This tribute was added by Bernadette McCall on 16th October 2011

"HEY SIS, I REALLY MISS U, I FOUND SOME PIC'S OF U & BEE, SHAWNY & TIGER.  I OFTEN THINK ABOUT U, I CALL BEE EVERY WK TO CHECK ON HIM LIKE I PROMISE U.  I'M DOING GOOD, PERRY & I, LIFE HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LAST TIME WE SEEN EACH OTHER, BUT MY JESUS IS SO GOOD TO ME.  LOVE BERNIE"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 12th September 2011

"Lit a candle for you and let it burn all day today!"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 12th September 2011

"The world is not the same without you. I miss you deeply Jerry!"

This tribute was added by Bernadette McCall on 31st August 2011

"Hey, Sunshine, I miss u so much, since u been gone it has been so hard to continue to live without u.  But God has kept me, I was depress for 6 months, but God said it is time to move on.  I have to live, & continue my journey, but one day I'll see u in heaven.  Love Bernie"

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 30th August 2011

"Hey, Butterfly,
Your light in this world was extinguished, but your light in our hearts burns forever bright. In memory of you & with love,
Fran & Tony xoxo"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 30th August 2011

"Happy Birthday to my forever beautiful sister Jerry! I was with you a year ago today celebrating your birthday. Now you are gone to soon. I miss you so very much! I am going to have a great day on purpose just for you. I shall live,love,and laugh as I know you would want me too."

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 3rd March 2011

"Hey Sis,
Just got off the phone with Bee, and he sounds great! He and I talked about many things, but you know YOU were are main subject. Man how I miss you Jerry, I am still in shock and have not recovered yet. I ask God to help me through this grief, I know it takes time. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 26th January 2011

"Hey Sis, Just had my birthday and missed getting your yearly card to me. I have your picture near my computer and I see you and think of you daily. Miss you!"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 25th January 2011

"you are still my rock"

This tribute was added by sharon bailey on 31st December 2010

"i always called you at 9:00pm on new years eve, {'cos it's midnight in your home town!} i just couldn't break tradition so here's my shout out to you my bestest bestest! i love you, i know you're happy & pain free. happy new year 'argraves. i miss you so much. xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by sharon bailey on 25th December 2010

"merry christmas 'argraves. thinking of you and your whole family. God bless you all.   love you always. bailey.  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 25th December 2010

"Merry Christmas Jerry! I am thinking of you today!xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Elba Labarrere on 24th December 2010

"My Breezewood,  remembering so many wonderful memories.  Thinking of you and Bobby and all the laughter.  


Miss you.  Love you always, Melva

Elba Labarrere"

This tribute was added by sharon bailey on 24th December 2010

"hi 'argraves, do you know it's eleven years ago tonight that you & i were at your place playing christmas carols & someone called the police on us for too much noise! boy, were you angry! lol. we talked about that every year since didn't we? miss you bunches. Bailey.xoxo"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 13th December 2010

"miss you so much sis"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 29th November 2010

"Love you Sis and miss you so much. Thanks for being my sister."

This tribute was added by sharon bailey on 24th November 2010

"'argraves, well, thanksgiving tomorrow, the first of many "firsts" without you & Dad. Mum, Jonathan, Adrian & shelly, casey & ross & me are going up to Marks house in pine mountain in the morning.I know i have a lot to be thankful for, but the selfeshness in me is really kicking in. without you both here i can't feel anything but sadness. one thing i know for sure tho', i'm thankful for you!!!!"

This tribute was added by jonathan william on 24th November 2010

"hey Jerry its your huuusbund lol i miss you so much...i still cant get used to you being gone....everytime i think about it i start crying but not cuz yyour gone but because your in peace. i always hated hereing about you being in pian and now there are no more problems....i love you jerry and i will miss you always..........."

This tribute was added by sharon bailey on 20th November 2010

"hi 'argraves, just talked to beesy, he said he had a "misty" day, seemed like everything that he watched on tv reminded him of you. but he's doing "a'ight" now, going over some pictures, taking care of bills & such.... i love you my bestest bestest! i miss you terribly. bailey. xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Byron Sutgrey on 7th November 2010

"I sit here in tears but I know Jerry's in a better place
I can remmber the good times that we share, good bye
Jerry I will miss you.
Byron"

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 4th November 2010

"loveeeeeeeee youuuuuuu so much baby"

This tribute was added by sharon bailey on 4th November 2010

"hey 'Argraves, it's your bailey here. life without you is harder than i could have imagined, i cry a lot, but i know i'm just being selfish 'cos you are in a beautiful place with many loved ones & i know you're happy. i miss you bunches! i love you!!!~ your "bestest bestest" sister girl.   xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by jonathan william on 4th November 2010

"if my grampa Tom Bailey and Jerry are up there right now i know one thing for sure heavan is one noisey place lol but i just cant wait to get there to see them agian but untill then ill just have them watch over me.....i love you Jerry and grampa..."

This tribute was added by jonathan william on 4th November 2010

"i wish i could have been there for her more or at least gone to see her more but just like the situation with my grampa i thought id never lose her.....but at least now shes in no more pain and can rest in peace knowing that she raised her kids the right way and helped raise me. i love you so much Jerry and the world has just lost two great people you and Tom bailey forever in our hearts......"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 3rd November 2010

"Just had a wonderful conversation with Bee! He is doing a great job, you would be proud of your Mouse...or is it Gouse? LOL"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 1st November 2010

"Looking at a picture of you full of life, smiling and wishing that I could have one of your great hugs."

This tribute was added by Gayle Fleming on 31st October 2010

"I know she is resting in infinite peace--and for that we must all be grateful. I'm sure the Memorial was wonderful. All Love, Gayle"

This tribute was added by Shawn Bell on 28th October 2010

"Hello MOM.....  Its me Shawney.  Im at work writing this with tears in my eyes.  I struggle with this memorial site because it can be a bit much for me, the reality that you are now memorialized and have your own website (lol).  Thanks to auntie Sean... But I just wanted you to know that I gave you a Celebration that will be remembered almost as long as you.  I felt u there. Im missing you BAD..."

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 25th October 2010

"your memorial on oct,23,2010 was what you wanted Sis. I know you loved it. Miss you so much. Keep a watch over me."

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 24th October 2010

"Hey Jerry, I was not able to attend the memorial for you today. I know it was wonderful because your children put it together for you. I know you are smiling on all of us today and always. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Mirko Chandler on 23rd October 2010

"This a person who touched you in a way that is immeasurable. When you think of her, you are filled with a Joy that cannot be described.. SHe will be in our hearts forever... With Love...MIRKO"

This tribute was added by Khalilah El-Amin on 23rd October 2010

"Jerry, You were the ultimate “good time girl!” I woke up early this morning thinking about you…on this day…the day of your Memorial. Thanks for the joy and laughter you brought and the happy times we shared when you became part of our family in East Oakland. I'm glad we were able to make more memories and share more laughs in recent times. I miss and love you. Your sister, Roscoe…"

This tribute was added by Francine Bell-Mills on 21st October 2010

"Who knew? Just 3 weeks & you checked out AND on YOUR terms.  I'm so grateful for the love that we shared, Sis. I have the comfort of knowing that you are resting in Him. Thank you Jesus, for the Cross.It's the promise that we will all be re-united on those streets of gold. We'll be the ones laughing and moon-walking.You were so loved and always will be. Until we meet again. Your sis & fan, Fran xo"

This tribute was added by Yvonne Delories on 18th October 2010

"See, now I can't shut up and stop typing :-) Sis, you've caused me to pull out bins and bins of pictures just so I could find YOU and find memories of family from across the U.S. and beyond.  I'm so glad that I took so many pictures of our family over the years. Now I can REALLY enjoy them. Ok, I better stop typing now Sis. I LOVE YOU and thank you for being my DIVA angel. Miss U! Love Sis. Vonnie"

This tribute was added by Yvonne Delories on 18th October 2010

"You are with me still ... I just know it. I've accepted the fact that God took you home to ultimately heal you and the thought of this healing makes me feel happy for you. Happy to know that you are spending time with our Dad, Brother and other family members in Heaven Sis. And please don't tell Bobby to "take a chill pill and be still". Thanks for teaching me that line ... oh geez ... pause again"

This tribute was added by Yvonne Delories on 18th October 2010

"What a wonderful opportunity to share our thoughts and love for you Sis.  This is awesome - because YOU are awesome! Oddly enough, since September 11th I've had this little smiling light inside of me upon hearing about your departure from this old world.  The ultimate Diva has left us however your spirit is with us still.  Oh geez, I'm running out of message space ... pause ..."

This tribute was added by Gayle Fleming on 17th October 2010

"I haven't seen Jerry in years but I will never forget how fun it was to have a "sister" living with us when we were both 17 years old.  Jerry came to California and boy did we get into trouble.  Since I was already a rabble rouser it was great having someone else to get yelled at and put on punishment with me.  We had so much fun as wild and crazy teen-agers."

This tribute was added by charles augustus bell jenkins on 17th October 2010

"Merry Xmas baby,I know you are still smiling and saying you are so crazy. I love you in so many ways. Sis look upon us and help us to be as strong as you. Tell Dad to do the same.Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee forever. Your oldest bro Charles"

This tribute was added by Ronald Longmire on 17th October 2010

"I miss you very much Sis, but you will always live in my heart. I will still have my (loving)arguments with you as always though. Until we meet again.

Love Baldy."

This tribute was added by Meleena Murray on 16th October 2010

"To my aunt Jerry, who I know as a very humble, strong, loving women. I adored your beauty and your will power you are my inspiration. Love you always your niece!!!"

This tribute was added by Bernadette McCall on 16th October 2010

"Words can't explain how I miss u, If I tried to tell someone about it, they would not understand me, because there are no words to describe it.  I thank God for the yrs. that we had, we must aways be grateful for all things, so I'm eternally grateful for the lord sharing you with the world.  Love your sister Bernadette"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 16th October 2010

"It has been 6 weeks ago that I kissed you and 5 weeks since your passing. I think about you everyday, I miss you. I called and checked on Bee today. xoxoxox"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 13th October 2010

""Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come."
~Rabindranath Tagore

You may be gone, but your light is still here!"

This tribute was added by Sean Longmire on 10th October 2010

"Ta Da! Hey sis,this is a memorial just for you! Thinking of you and missing you with all my heart!
I love you.
Baby sis, Sean"


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