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Erma Jean Bell Sunrise 03/30/1933 - Sunset 12/10/2022


It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved, Erma Jean Bell, who passed away on December 10, 2022 at the age of 89. Erma was born in Monroe, Louisiana on March 30, 1933 to the late Lawrence Ard Sr. and Rosie Donahue-Ard. She moved to Seattle as a teen with her sister Tina, where she lived the rest of her life. She graduated from Garfield High School in the Central District. Erma leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She is survived by her children, Blake Williams, Kenneth Williams, Quincy Williams, and Ze’lla Elaine Bell. And a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Her loss is deeply felt by all who knew her. Erma’s Celebration of Life is January 7th at 11 am at Quest Church, 1401 NW Leary Way, Seattle. The Repass is from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Royal Esquire Club, 5016 Rainier Ave S., Seattle.