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Mr. Frederick Tyron Bell, 47, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at his home. Graveside services will be attended by  immediate family ONLY 11:00 A. M. Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Floral Memory Gardens 120 Old Pretoria Road in Albany, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick Tyrone Bell was born July 18, 1972, in Albany, GA, to the late Major Lee Bell, II and Geraldine Howzine Bell. Fred accepted Christ in his life and was a long serving member and ordained Deacon of Metropolitan Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Joseph Howard, III. Later, he attended New Season under the leadership of Rev. Marcus Glass. Fred attended elementary, middle and high school in Albany, GA. His most beautiful memories were during his high school years at Monroe Comprehensive High School (MCHS c/o ‘92) where he walked the halls of the notorious "Ponderosa", and participated as an athlete. Fred graduated in June 1992 and entered Albany State University. Because he developed a love of sports early in life, he began his journey with the Cedar Avenue Boys and Girls Club. He actively participated in football, basketball, and track & field. In 1990, Fred was named the "Youth of the Year" and was recognized with an award. "Coot", "Coot the Boot", or "Baby Boy", as he was known, was active in his community. He was always giving back to organizations, participating in activities with the MCHS c/o ‘92, the MCHS Booster Club, and assisting students at Albany State University. In 2015, Fred founded a Little League recreational football team known as the Albany Cowboys and became their head coach. Because of their accomplishments, there were award ceremonies to acknowledge these players. He wanted to keep up the tradition that he had been given as a youth. Fred had a serious love for these youth and the coaches that gave their time during each practice session. In April 2019, Fred received an award representing 25 Years of Service from Albany State University (ASU). He proudly wore the "blue and gold" from 1993 until this time. The years he worked at ASU motivated, prepared, and molded him into the humble, dedicated, and reliable man he was. Fred lived to work, and he did so without many complaints. Fred was also employed at Ryan’s Steakhouse and Bishop Clean Care. On October 8, 2011, Fred was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life Debra McKinney Bell, who also became his devoted caretaker. This union created many fond memories of spending time with children, grandchildren, shopping, traveling, attending sporting events, church, and loving life together as "one" in God's eyes. To know Fred, one had to know his love for fashion and shopping. Fred had a contagious smile. He always had a joke to tell and liked to reminisce about the "good ole days". With his sense of humor, he could "light up" a room. He loved his family and friends. Fred was a caring son and a protective brother to his siblings. He was a devoted husband to his wife, loving and supportive father to his children, and Pa -pa to his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Fred also enjoyed college and professional sports. His favorite college football team was The University of Alabama. His favorite professional football team was the New England Patriots. He would switch up his basketball teams every season —depending on who was winning. He leaves to cherish his memories: Wife -Debra Bell; Mother -Geraldine Bell; Children -Tashala Moses, Chesapeake, Virginia, Jaylan Bell and Marcus Ross; Grandchildren - Jaylan, Jr. (Champ), Jayden, Jaide, Jaylyn, Madilyn, Ava, Jakwavius; Siblings —Sabrina Bell, Major Bell, III, Eddie (Melissa) Bell, Michael Bell; In -laws -Henry & Mary Frances McKinney; Sister -in -law -Margie McKinney; Brother -in -law -Henry McKinney; Aunts —Glady Keller, Elizabeth Miller; Uncles —Johnny B. Bell, Alton Bell, Marvin Bell, Charlie Roy Bell; God Mother -Dr. Mary G. Smith; God Father - William Johnson; God Sisters -Daphne Pouncil, Danielle Smith, Montgomery; Latrica & Detra Ealey; God Brothers -Dreginald & Patrick Ealey, Carlton Arnold; and a host of nieces and nephews. Special Friends —Ken Dyer, Ron Bell, Keith Hayes, Karla Anderson, William Chunn and The Jackson Street family.

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  • Thursday, April 2, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Friday, April 3, 2020
    Our heart is saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    ~ Min Kevin and Hazel Evans   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
    To the Bell Family, We are so sorry to hear about the death of your loved one and our dear friend Fred. Death is something that we all hate because it cause us so much grief and pain. Please take comfort also in knowing that he is not suffering and the many blessings that await us and how we look forward to that wonderful time. (Psalm 37:11, Revelation 21:3&4). I know personally how difficult it is having loss a loved one. Therefore, I can tell you our heart aches for you all. Fred was such a kind, nice, happy, funny, and genuine person who touched many people's lives. Please take comfort in the words at 2 Corinthians 1:3&4 where it tells us we can get comfort from our wonderful God during this difficult time. Please remember the good times you all had and that will help you to cope as well. May the God of all comfort continue to be there for you all to help you cope during this grievous time. I really hope that this will cheer your heart and make you feel good, too, just knowing that our warmest thoughts are always with your family!!!! You and your family are in our prayers as you all deal with this most extraordinarily difficult time in your life. Take care we send our LOVE!!!
    ~ James & Cheryl Little
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
    Sending prayers to the Bell family Lean on the Lord,Stay strong, BE Blessed🙏🙏🙏
    ~ Easter McDaniel   Albany, GA