(ROANOKE) Freda E. Bell, 44, of Louina Road, Roanoke, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City.

A memorial service was Saturday, Aug. 31, at noon at Wehadkee Missionary Baptist Church, Roanoke, with Pastor Elijah Jackson Jr. as eulogist.

Ms. Bell was born June 21, 1975, to the Rev. Claude and Ida Cameron Bell in Randolph County. She grew up in Roanoke and attended Wadley High School, graduating in 1993. She earned her associate's degree from Southern Union State Community College in Wadley and her bachelor's degree in human services from the University of Phoenix. She was an avid fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation and Lupus Foundation. She was a lifelong member of Wehadkee Baptist Church, formerly serving as choir director. Freda worked for Randolph County Schools as a substitute teacher, and she was also a customer service representative. Although challenged and tried by illness, she remained a spirited human being, who spread light and love everywhere she went.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Mimi Ware of Palmetto, Ga., and Kimpley Caldwell of Franklin, Ga.; brother, Chris Bell of Montgomery; four nieces and nephews, Tamara Ware and Robert Andrew Ware of Palmetto and Kelexsa Bell and Korian Willis of Franklin; aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends and church family.

Clark Memorial Funeral Service, Roanoke.