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Ms. Dionne Shari Bell James
July 17, 1986~July 2, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time 2 pm
Smith funeral Home Chapter
Visitation: Friday, July 7, 2017
Time: 2-6 pm
Smith Funeral Home Chapel
Burial: Hub Community Baptist Church Cemetery 

Dionne Sharai Bell-James was the first of two children born on July 17, 1986 to Patricia Barnes of Columbia, MS and Alex Bell of Gulfport, MS. In her younger years, Dionne was a member of Sweet Valley missionary Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her grandmother Sarah Elaine James Fitzgerald, grandfather Richard Martin and uncle Richard Peters.

On the evening of July 2, 2017 at 2:50 pm, she departed this life on earth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Dionne graduated from East Marion High School in 2004.

Dionne leaves to cherish her memories her two children: Ajani and Aja James, her mother Patricia Barnes of Columbia, MS, her father Alex Bell of Gulfport, MS, one brother Demetrius (Shaneatha) Jefferson, step-father Walter Barnes, a special friend Jonathan Sims, one step-sister Za’Keidra Barnes, grandparents Alexander and Dorothy Bell, god sisters Kambry Pittman and Ebony James, three aunts Gwendolyn Johnson, Donna (Leon) Michaels and jewel Peters, three uncles: Larry James, Tim (Sharon) Bell, and Daniel (Lisa) Bell, five close cousin: Jelaska (Mona) James, Tonia Barnes, Tomeka Posey, Sabrina (Morris) Morgan, and Audrey Johnson, and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.

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  • Friday, July 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Mississippi
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    Sissy, This is so unreal. You'll forever hold a special place in my heart. I miss you so much! Love you lots my little big sister.
    ~ Cynara Ballard   Oakland, CA
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    To the family my condolences for your loss. Soon, sickness, pain, death and sorrow will be no more (Rev. 21:4). Jesus speaks of a resurrection in John 5:28,29 When those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    I truly feel for your loss. This is such a difficult time. There isn't much that can soothe your pain, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to. He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ Rose