Funeral Is Sunday For Chattanooga State Assistant Basketball Coach Who Died In Wreck

Friday, February 28, 2020
Volonte Bell
Volonte Bell
The funeral service will be Sunday for the Chattanooga State assistant basketball coach who was killed in a wreck on I-24 last Sunday night.
 
Volonte Christopher Bell was 29.
 
The native of Topeka, Kansas was a longtime resident of Chattanooga but also lived in Topeka, Huntsville, Ala., and Dallas.
He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
 
He was described as "a very outgoing young man and people person, who always had a big smile.  He would go out of his way to help someone.  Volonte had a passion for coaching and gave it his all.  He loved the Lord and loved his family and friends."
 
He was a graduate of Central High School Class of 2009, where he was All County/District and Regional. In January 2018, he earned an AS degree at Chattanooga State and in December 2018 he earned a BS at UTC, achieving the Dean’s List.
 
Survivors include his son, Julian Alexander of Cedar Rapids, La.; parents, Vencent and Vanessa Bell, Ooltewah; brother, Vonn Bell, Chattanooga; grandfather, David Bell, Sr., West Point, Ms.; grandmother, Pearl Carter, Paducah, Ky.; uncles, David (Wanda) Bell, Jr., Houston, Ms., Elvis Clay, West Point, Ms., Michael (Yvonne) Dickerson, Dayton, Oh.; aunts, Elaine Bell, San
Antonio, Tx., Carolyn (Marcus) Glover, Monice Clarke, Madison, Al., Angela (Allen) Thomas, West Point, Ms., Chandra (John) Barnes, Toney, Al., Denise Carter, New Market, Al.; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
 
Public viewing will begin at 12-8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Olivet Baptist Church. Mr. Bell will be interred at a later date in West Point, Ms.
 
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave.

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