Sunday, December 21, 2008

SHERRY BELL~~ (Sheridan Watson Bell, Jr.) ~~ One Hundred Years Old Today!

How difficult to Dad, Sherry Bell, the Rev. Dr. Sheridan Watson Bell, Jr., was born one hundred years ago today!! Dad was the youngest of four children, as am I, so my paternal grandfather, Sheridan Watson Bell, Sr., whom I never knew, was born during the American Civil War!!

Sherry Bell was a loving man of conviction, warmth, generosity, passion, impulse, flamboyance, gusto, humor, spontaneity, balance, dedication, support, vocal gifts, drama, wise counsel, compassion and faith: a pastor of people, rather than a great preacher, though occasionally a speaker of profound ideas and natural eloquence. I’m lucky and so very proud that he was my Father.

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