Isola Minola Bell

October 17, 1924 - August 17, 2009

10/17/1924 - 08/17/2009

Past Services

Friday August 21, 2009
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday August 22, 2009
Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road
Chesapeake, VA
757-543-2088 | Directions
Saturday August 22, 2009
1:00 pm
Morning Star United Holiness Church
1801 Princeton Avenue
Norfolk, VA

Isola M. Bell, 84, died August 17, 2009. Affectionately known as “Ole Lady Bell.” She never knew a stranger and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was born in Miland, Tennessee, the daughter of Luther and Pauline Hall. She was the 2nd child of 13 children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Ida Gordon, her step children Betty Bell and William Bell; and seven siblings.

She is survived by her husband John L. Bell Sr of Norfolk; 2 sons Jessie S. Dancy Claretha of Jacksonville, NC., and John M. Dancy of Norfolk; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 21, 2009 from 6 – 9 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral will be on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 1:00PM at Morning Star United Holiness Church, 1801 Princeton Avenue, Norfolk, VA., with Pastor Johnnie Felton officiating. Interment will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park in Chesapeake, VA. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Exceptional Childrens Department White Oak High School
7 years ago

“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”

Ps. 147:3

To Jessie Dancy and family,

There are no words that can completely express how you are feeling at this time but be assured that your pain and saddness is temporary and shall pass. Your broken hearts will be healed in Jesus name.

From: The White Oak High School Exceptional Childrens Department

Paula Brown

John Carter

Kris Stumpf

Jonathan Byrd

David Carroll

Ursula Phillips
7 years ago

I just want to thank everyone for your condolences for the passing of my grandmother Isola M. Bell. She was the greatest grandmother that anyone could ever have. I miss her so much. Her smile, her laugh, her jokes, and her way of getting along with anyone she meets. I really thank all of the family and friends that have supported us through this ordeal. May God forever hold my grandmother in his arms until we meet again.

Rahsheda White Baker
7 years ago

Jesse Dancy and family. I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is the single most important compass in your life. My heart aches for you and your family during this time. You are a reflection of your mom in the way you treat people with respect and empathy. Not to mention the way you make each person feel loved. I am truly sorry for your loss and would like to offer you my condolences.

Nathan and Monica White
7 years ago

Jessie Dancy Sr. and Family – Prayers are with you and your family. Knowing that God is our comforter in a time such as this gives us strength. Your mother “Lady Bell” as she was affectionately called will be remembered as loving, kind and friendly.

With sincerest sympathy and love,

Nathan and Monica White

John and Leontine Burton
7 years ago

Jessie Dancy Sr. and family,

My sincere condolence to you in the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find the strength,love, peace and laughter you need through the power of the Holy Spirit to comfort you in this difficult time. Your mother’s compassion and beautiful smile will forever be remembered.

With deepest sympathy

John and Leontine Burton

David Parker
7 years ago

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

I pray that God continues to bless you and keep you in your time of grieve.

Elder & Mrs. Clarence Miller
7 years ago

Sister Miller and I were saden to her of the lost of your love one. Because we are visiting or son and his family in Ca. we are unable to share your period of sorrow. Please be comforted in knowing that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

The Millers