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Patricia Jo-An "Pat" (Hinchman) Bell (1936-2018), In Memoriam

Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

Patricia "Pat" Jo-An Hinchman Bell, age 81 passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 surrounded in love and music by her family and friends. She wanted to be remembered for her smile and laughter.

Pat was born on the 4th of July 1936 to the late Guy Hinchman and Nora Rockwell Hinchman. Pat will be remembered on each birthday because all of America celebrates her birthday with fireworks. She married the love of her life Don Bell in 1957. Pat was a school teacher and she remained in contact with many of her 6th grade students from the 1960's.

Pat is survived by her daughters Alison Caudle and her husband Jeff, and Jennifer Bell and her husband Alex Head. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chaz McCue, Sullivan Head, Cade Caudle, Abigail Head, Jeremey Caudle, Heather Caudle and Joseph Caudle; her many nieces and nephews especially Suellen, Megan, Caleb, Eli, and Jason. Also by the many people who thought of her as their mother including Jackie Hill; and her sister of the heart Gloria McNutt; and her cousin Mary Elizabeth Finch.

In addition to her late parents Pat is preceded in death by her brothers Madison Guy "Skip" and Bill; her sisters Beverly and Dawn; her beloved husband of 45 years Don Bell who passed away on January 31, 2002.

A service to celebrate Pat's life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 03, 2018 at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203. Her family will receive friends and guests immediately following at Wedgewood North Clubhouse, 8925 Babbit Way, Charlotte, NC 28216. Interment will be private.

Words can never describe the impact she had on so many lives. She asked her daughters to choose two special causes to receive contributions specific to her love of children and of nature. Contributions in her memory may be made to Gastonia Squadron Civil Air Patrol P.O. Box 254, Cramerton, NC 28032 or to the Sierra Club c/o teamsierra.org/MyCelebration/patriciabellfund.

Arrangements in care of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service. Please share online condolences @ hankinsandwhittington.com

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