Mr. Stephen Bell

Mr. Stephen Patrick Bell, age 48, resident of Camden, Arkansas, peacefully passed from this life on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at his home in Camden. 

Stephen was born November 9, 1973, in De Queen, Arkansas, to Ira Dale Love and Cynthia Ann Bell. Stephen was a 1992 graduate of Lockesburg High School and worked as a Laborer. He was a member of Concord Family Church in Camden and enjoyed listening to music, astrology, and good home cooking. Stephen was a free-spirit and lived life to the fullest. More than anything, he cherished the time spent with his loving family and many friends.   

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, who raised Stephen as their own, Mervin and Juanita Bell; one brother, Jamie Don Bell; one sister, April Love; and his stepfather, Fredrick McKinney, Sr.  

Stephen leaves to cherish his loving memory, two sons, Dajon Keaire Riley and wife Shannon of Houston, and Deangelo Santana Bell of Little Rock; one daughter, Kalliana Nicole Bell of Benton; his soon-to-be first grandchild; his parents, Ira D. Love and wife Magigor of Old Washington, and Cynthia Ann Bell McKinney of Camden; five siblings, Ashley McKinney of Camden, Fredrick McKinney, Jr. of Camden, Amy McKinney of Camden, Bridget Love-Smith and husband Coven of Glenn Heights, Texas, and Crystal Love of Dallas; his paternal grandparents, Tommie and Ruth Love of Old Washington; special cousin, Ryan Bell of Little Rock; special friend, Dewey Hatley of Little Rock; his Aunt Judy and Uncle Chuck McGhee of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Uncle Don Bell, and Uncle James M. and wife Linda Bell, all of Little Rock; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.   

Funeral Services for Mr. Stephen Bell will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 20, 2021, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Reginald Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Lockesburg. General viewing will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at  

Repast will follow the services on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church Community Center in Lockesburg.  

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