Mary Conner Bell, 56, of Hopewell, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Saturday, October 30, 2021. Born in Hopewell, Virginia on September 1, 1965, she was the daughter of late Aubrey "Bud" Conner and Mable Updike Conner.
Mary was a lifelong Hopewell resident, having graduated from Hopewell High School with the class of '83. Mary loved fishing and spending time at the beach. Hatteras was her favorite place to be. She was a devoted wife and mother; she loved her husband and children with her entire heart. She loved watching her husband, Tim, fly airplanes, adventuring with her daughter, Amelia, and watching her son, Timothy, play baseball. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors, her favorite flower was an orchid. Mary loved animals, especially her dogs: Busco, Maddox and Pippa. She was never without a glowing smile. She was a devout Christian and loved the Lord.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Timothy Ray Bell; two children, Amelia Rose Bell, and Timothy Ray Bell II; her siblings, Nelson Conner, Donna Currier, Robert "Odie" Conner; several nieces and nephews; and many great friends. Mary was loved by everyone who got the chance to meet her and will be extremely missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Crater Road Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 3935 S. Crater Road Petersburg, Virginia 23805. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday night, November 12, 2021, at the funeral home. The family is extremely grateful for the prayers and support during this difficult time.
To best follow Mary's wishes the family requests that friends wear colors, not black, to the services. Mary wanted her services to be a joyful celebration.
Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Conner Bell, please visit our floral store.