ForeverMissed

 

 

The Butterfly
A poem for Jerry by Francine Bell
September 14, 2010
San Diego, California
 
It took only three weeks, and the parting too soon
That she passed from this life, from death's bitter cocoon
Now her burdens are lifted, her spirit's set free
Transcended from here to the place she should be
A place where there's peace, no more suffering or pain
It's certain our loss is eternity's gain
 
Yes, it's freedom at last for this new butterfly
But, to find life anew she knew she had to die
Resurrection will soon bring her back from her sleep
For her saviour, Lord Jesus, has promised to keep
Her soul in his care until he comes once more
To take us to join him beyond heaven’s door
 
When Christ comes again, she’ll be well, she’ll be whole
She’ll live life restored with its riches untold
Then she’ll flutter; she’ll soar and delight in her flight
Over this old world's grief, from death's darkness to light
Now, each time that I look at a sweet butterfly
I'll remember her smile and I'll try not to cry
©Francine Bell 1010
 
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on September 12, 2021
My darling Sister,
I can’t believe it’s been 11 years. I miss you beyond measure and pray that you’re resting well until He comes. We love you, Fran and Tony xoxoxo
Posted by Sean Longmire on September 11, 2021
My Sister,
I will never forget looking into your eyes as I said good -bye to you 10 years and 362 days ago. We both knew it was the last time we would see each other, the pain and the knowing at the same time has left a wound that has never closed. I will always wish we had more time, I will always be grateful for the time we had, both at the same time. Kiss Ron for me. I miss you. I love you.
Your baby sis,
Seanie
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on September 11, 2021
you will always be miss and we will see each other again love you sis
Posted by Shawn Bell on August 31, 2021
Hi mom.
Its me Shawney... Been back and forth about leaving a tribute. Its so hard to see your face and hear this music. It signifies finality and i havent accepted your departure yet. Makes me so sad. But then i feel guilty when i dont write.
Well, im ok. I miss u terribly. Still lost without you. ALWAYS WILL BE. but im learning to trust and lean on God more just like you taught me. I love u MOM. I hope to see u again one day. Its what i long for.
YOUR DAUGHTER, FRIEND AND ADMIRER.
Posted by Sean Longmire on August 30, 2021
Happy Birthday Sis! Missing you madly. 
With so much ❤️ Love. 
Posted by Yvonne Delories on August 30, 2021
I truly miss you Sister!
You know I don't like bugs but yesterday I actually stopped to watch a white butterfly doing her bodacious thang ... thank YOU Sister for fluttering your extraordinary, vivacious presence before me yesterday! Just touching & beautiful and right on time for me! Your presence yesterday reminded me to not be anxious about tomorrow, live in the moment and be aware of all of the beauty that naturally surrounds me. Chill Vonnie!
We all love and miss you so much Sister! Please help keep us safe in this land of 2021! 1000 Kisses to you and our other love ones (gone too soon) in the Heavenly realms!!

YOUR SISTER VONNIE aka Yvonne Bell
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on August 30, 2021
happy birthday baby miss you so much and I will see you again
Posted by Elba Labarrere on August 30, 2021
My beloved Breezewood, you remain in my heart. So many good memories. Never to be forgotten.
Love you Sister
Melva
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on August 30, 2021
Happy Birthday, beautiful Jerry. Life is not the same without you, my Darling. Missing you so very much. Can’t get past the dull emptiness I feel, except when the pain of missing you, takes me to that dark vacuum you’ve left in my heart. Looking so forward to the day when we’ll be together again. Rest well until then, Sis. Rest well. Tony and I love you so much. xoxoxo
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on May 16, 2021
love you and miss you sis watch over me
Posted by Sean Longmire on April 25, 2021
I love you Sis!!!
Posted by Sean Longmire on February 11, 2021
Sis,
My heart is torn to pieces. I'm still in disbelief. I know you will watch out for him. Smother him with hugs and kisses for me.

xoxoxox
Posted by Sean Longmire on December 25, 2020
My Dear sister,
Merry Christmas to you. I just came across the photo of you when we spent our first Christmas, in our new home, with you and Bezzly. If I could turn bak time you would be here with us today. I know you know, that one of your all time favorite verbal sparring partner and brother is ill. We are not ready to lose him yet. We need a little more time. I need you to work a little magic for us. I know you got connections and I know who side you are sitting by. Ask Him for me. (wink) I love you and miss you everyday.
With so much love,
Seanie
Posted by Charles Jenkins on September 12, 2020
miss you baby love always
Posted by Monique Byas on September 11, 2020
Although I never met you, you left me someone special on this earth that I love so much, your beautiful daughter. Shawn is a perfect reflection of what you created. May your soul continue to S.I.P.
Posted by Charles Jenkins on August 31, 2020
miss you sis love always 2020
Posted by Shawn Bell on August 30, 2020
10 years mom. Why does it feel like 10 days?
I miss you sooooo much. Everyday without you is a struggle.
You left your mark and brought me and my aunties closer. They all remind me so much of you.
I visited aunt Fran this year!! It was the trip of a lifetime. She thinks im your twin. Lol. I sent aunt Yvonne flowers for her birthday too. She cried.
Me and aunt Sean speak more often too.
Britt and Art are doing well and your darling son has done quite well for himself. THANK YOU MA. I Love you 4ever.
U are more appreciated than you knew.
SIP....
YOUR Shawneybones.
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on August 31, 2020
Happy Birthday, my Darling. Life is still dimmer without your light. We toasted you yesterday and we love and miss you every day. Rest until He comes.

Love,
Fran & Tony xoxo
Posted by Sean Longmire on August 30, 2020
Child, how deeply we miss you, there are no words. Happy Birthday to you my big sister. Today we would have been giggling with the jokes about you turning 73 And, celebrating that you were still alive. Instead, I’m just praying that you know how much you are loved and know that we are still broken hearted that you are not here. But, we are so grateful that we have the unforgettable memories of your life, love and the bending over holding our stomach until we could stop not crying laughter. Additionally, your legacy, Shawnie, Tiger, and their families are beautiful gifts that you also left us. They are wonderful and we adore them, we know how proud of them you were and still would be. As I promised, I’m still seeking peace while I’m still living on earth, and I shall continue to do so. Big hugs. Kiss everyone for me. So long. ❤️
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
Posted by Yvonne Delories on August 30, 2020
SISTER ❤️! I LOVE you and MISS you so! BEAUTIFICATIONESS is what I call your legacy! Your children and their children and family - just Beautificationess! My Angel please keep a close eye on us ALL because of the state of this world! And please wink at ME every now and then during those times when I need to (as you used to say to little Samii) "TAKE A CHILL PILL AND BE STILL"!! Your wink Sister is like a soothing, loving smoothie! Love you ALWAYS Darling!
Posted by sharon bailey on August 30, 2020
I still miss you everyday 'argraves. happy birthday love. xoxo
Posted by Khalilah El-Amin on September 12, 2019
Haiku for Jerry

Happy Seventy-Second
Birthday Sister Girl
Warm thoughts about you abound!

Kisses~Roscoe
Posted by sharon bailey on September 12, 2019
oh my precious Angel. you left to go home 9 years ago. not a day goes by that I don't think of you, and I felt you here today more than ever. thank you for staying in my heart and watching over me XOXO God Bless!!! I love you.
Posted by Yvonne Delories on September 12, 2019
Love and miss you so much Big Sister!
You know how I feel cause you're in my heart! Thank you for hovering over me and our family today! Kisses to HEAVEN!!
Posted by Sean Longmire on September 11, 2019
Big Sister,
I miss you. I love you. ❤️
Your baby sister
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on September 11, 2019
I miss you baby love always and hope to see you again
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on September 11, 2019
My dear Sister, Jerry...

Nine years ago today
Your spirit flew away
Our hearts are broken, still
But, love will always fill
Death’s vacuum and its void
With memories enjoyed
Until that faithful dawning
When joy erases mourning.

We’ll see you on that day
Our tears all wiped away
Returned to health and whole
For God is in control
We’ll laugh and dance and sing
All praises to our King
So, rest until He wakes you
Dear Sis, we celebrate you.

Love from Tony, Lily and me,
Fran



Posted by Yvonne Delories on August 31, 2019
MY SISTER, MY FOREVER ANGEL! AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR IN A LONG TIME THAT I FELT STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE A POST HERE (I don't do well in what I call a "sad" zone)!
I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO!! YOU ARE FOREVER CARRIED & CRADLED IN MY HEART! YOUR SIBLINGS ARE BLESSED AND REPRESENTING YOU WELL AS YOU ALREADY KNOW BECAUSE YOU RESIDE IN US! "THE AUNTIE'S" ARE "THE AUNTIES" ONLY BECAUSE OF "YOU"! I'M SO GLAD AND PROUD TO BE ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT THREE (FABULOUS AUNTIES)! YOUR BABIES AS YOU ALREADY KNOW BECAUSE YOU REST IN THEM ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS - THEY ALONG WITH THEIR BABIES MAKE ME SMILE WITH JUST A THOUGHT OF THEM BECAUSE I SEE YOU ALL OVER THEM! TO ME YOU ARE NEVER GONE - BECAUSE YOU'RE EVERYWHERE I AM! LASTLY MY ANGEL, CAN YOU PLEEEEEASE COMMAND THE MOSQUITOS THAT'S BEEN CHEWING ON MY SKIN TO "TAKE A CHILL PILL AND BE STILL"?

FOREVER LOVE ALWAYS - YOU ARE MY BIGGER THAN LIFE FOREVER SISTER!

VONNIE DELORIES BELL
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on August 31, 2019
The vacuum you left can never be filled. We love you. We miss you. We look forward to that morning. Happy Birthday, beautiful Jerry.

With heavy hearts and lots of love,
Your little Sis and Bro,
Fran & Tony
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on August 31, 2019
It have been a long time without you I miss you so much happy birthday baby love you
Posted by Shawn Bell on August 30, 2019
Mommy, i am every part of u. Its absolutely amazing. Every day i see more and more how influential you were to my life. Im so greatful.
I got married FINALLY. i know you know but i wish you could have been there physically. Your sisters and brother csme through and represented hard. We had a ball. I love them so much. As usual you brought us all together. Lol. Im happy with Art. He is a keeper. You dont have to worry anymore. Tiger is good. He danced at my wedding and smiled so much. Britt Britt is such a lady. God truly has granted me favor.
Anyway.... i miss you terribly. I cant wait to see you and hug you again.

Shawney cake
Posted by Brittany Long on August 30, 2019
Miss you always, love you forever
Happy Birthday grandma
Posted by Sean Longmire on August 30, 2019
Sis,
It has yet to get easier, I still miss you with all of my heart! I just imagine hearing you brag about your wonderful children and beautiful grandchildren. I know you, Bobby, and daddy enjoyed seeing us all together at Shawnie and Arthur's FABULOUS wedding! It was breathtaking. They are a perfect couple, you would love him! And that daughter of yours is truly a mini you, she is stunning and so funny. And that handsome Tiger is as sweet as can be , truly a wonderful human..The grandkids are simply EVERYTHING you could ask for. I love you Jerry. Happy 72 Birthday! Kisses, hugs and lots of love.
Your baby sister,
Sean
Posted by sharon bailey on August 30, 2019
I Love you my precious Angel.
Happy Birthday. God Bless. XOXO
Posted by sharon bailey on September 11, 2018
i miss you so much 'Argraves! you are the best friend anyone could possibly hope for. i love you dearly.
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on September 11, 2018
Rest in peace baby love you and hope to see you again xmas baby
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on August 30, 2018
Happy Birthday Sis Miss You And Will Always Love You. It Has Been Hard Without You I Need Help With All Our Family Give Me Strength. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Posted by Albert Murray on October 16, 2017
Thinking about you big Sis.. missing you..
Posted by Albert Murray on October 16, 2017
Thinking about you big Sis brings a smile to my heart... I miss you so much... I love you forever.
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on September 11, 2017
Seven years without you. Still aching. Love you, Sis. See you "in the morning ". Love you.
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on September 11, 2017
Miss you Baby RIP One Day We All Will Be With You Love Forever
Posted by Mel Murray on September 1, 2017
I wish I could have spent time with you before you left. I miss you extremely words can not express how I feel. Tell God for me that I love him. I love you Aunt Jerry
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on August 31, 2017
Si I miss you so much hope you will be OK until I get there love you and tell Dad I said leave the young girls a lone
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on August 30, 2017
Happy 70th, Sis. We sure wish you were here with us to celebrate it. You are sorely missed. I long for your laughter and even your tears...just you. We all love you so much, each in our own special way. That Jerry-shaped vacuum in my heart feels especially empty today. You are and will be, forever missed. Tony, The Boys, The Wubbies and I love you.
Posted by Khalilah El-Amin on September 5, 2016
"Happy Birthday Jerry!" I wish we'd spent more time together.

Much love,
Roscoe
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on September 1, 2016
I miss you baby love always
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on August 30, 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
Posted by Sean Longmire on August 30, 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
Posted by Sean Longmire on September 12, 2015
Missing you more and more and more!!!! Jerry Jr.(Shawney) visited with me and we had a wonderful time! I love you sis!
Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on September 11, 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.
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Posted by Francine Bell-Mills on September 12, 2021
My darling Sister,
I can’t believe it’s been 11 years. I miss you beyond measure and pray that you’re resting well until He comes. We love you, Fran and Tony xoxoxo
Posted by Sean Longmire on September 11, 2021
My Sister,
I will never forget looking into your eyes as I said good -bye to you 10 years and 362 days ago. We both knew it was the last time we would see each other, the pain and the knowing at the same time has left a wound that has never closed. I will always wish we had more time, I will always be grateful for the time we had, both at the same time. Kiss Ron for me. I miss you. I love you.
Your baby sis,
Seanie
Posted by charles augustus bell jen... on September 11, 2021
you will always be miss and we will see each other again love you sis
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she was family

Shared by jonathan william on November 4, 2010

i can remeber jerry in my earlyest memories lol. Like when she would come over for a saturday night dance. she would always come over and say its disco time. im not the only one that was hurt because of her departure..... even my friends who barely knew her were shocked and hurt that she had passed. she would always tell storyies about when i was little at the old building. like the wild partys that they had and even all the problems and funny jokes. she could keep my freinds laughing for hours. the world has lost a grate person but at least hevan has a new angel to love and adore. she will never be forgotten by anyone who knew her because she is to grate to forget. and even though it hurts to think about her as of right now, in a couple years we will be laughing at her crazy antics, funny jokes, and even the way she would describe an old friend lol. everone loved her and she loved everybody. as the logo on the first page said she will live forever in our hearts..... we all love you Jerry

Celebration of Life Memorial - 10/23/10

Shared by Shawn Bell on October 28, 2010

On October 23, 2010 the day was overcast and dull and a bit windy.  I must say I was worried because I planned this all outdoors. Your friends started to come in one by one filling the yard and all of a sudden the wind ceased and the sun came out almost like you said to God, "listen boyfriend, there's a shindig for me 2day and I really need you to hook a sista up".  God granted you just that.  Before you know MOM there were over 80 people there and pics of you and all of your siblings and friends, most of who attended were all over the yard.  Grandpa Murray told funny stories of you and your mom and had the crowd laughing.  Brittany spoke of her grandma DIVA, Tiger thanked everybody for being in our lives and uncle Charles prayed and shared stories.  IT WAS AMAZING!!!!  We had a DJ and he played all of your songs, Native New Yorker, Rise, Do The Hustle all night long.  We toasted and ate and danced just like you did and I know you were smiling.  Aunt Betty was there and Frenchie and Fulvia.  Yvonne and Mattie, Bootjack, Aunt Bernie, and soooo many others. U R LOVED...  Cookie did a slideshow dvd that was AWESOME and we played it all night. IT WAS SO YOU!!!  I hope you are proud.  I know I was proud to be your daughter that day.....  Luv you 4EVER mom.  You are and always will be the "epitomy of life". Just gone too soon.....