Janice Lee Bell was born on October 2nd, 1964 in Laredo, TX to Bill and Gloria Casas and departed this life on April 21st 2019 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 54 years.
Janice graduated from Oaks Mission Public School in 1983. After a brief hiatus to raise her two children she furthered her education by obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in School Administration.
Janice married Doyle Bell in January of 1984 and this resulted in a loving, God-filled marriage of 35 years. Janice and Doyle had 2 children, Dee and Martha Bell.
Janice loved helping people wherever needed and this was evident in every aspect of her life. Janice was a 37-year member of the Mt. Zion General Baptist Church where she had served in any capacity that was asked of her; whether it was as a Sunday School teacher or janitor she always tried to be of service. This love of helping people, especially children, led to her lifelong passion as a teacher. At the time of her passing she was a 19-year educator at Watts Public Schools. She loved to watch children grow, learn, and succeed and it was her life mission to help as many as possible do that. Her love, compassion, and dedication, led to her touching many lives.
Her hobbies included reading, listening to music, and crocheting. She would spend hours crocheting blankets, scarves, and hats for people because she wanted to show them how much she loved them.
Janice is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Martha Butler and Agnes Casas all of Tahlequah. Those left to miss her and mourn her passing include her husband Doyle of the home, and daughter Martha of the home, son Dee of Teresita, OK and his significant other, Veronica Jones, of Tahlequah. Janice's passing is also mourned by her parents, Bill and Gloria Casas of Teresita, her sister Brenda of Douglas, GA, her sister Jackie and husband Kenneth of Tahlequah, and her sister Carolyn and husband Randy, of Lockport, Illinois. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and friends too innumerable to name. She was truly and deeply loved and her passing leaves a hole that can never be filled.