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 Nicholas L. “Nick” Bell

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Nicholas L. “Nick” Bell

  • Birth 25 Jun 1990 Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 2010 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Plot Block 42, Lot 365, Space 5
  • Memorial ID 61152856

Nick Bell, age 20, of Bessemer, departed this life on November 2, 2010 after a short battle due to a tumor on his brain. In early October, Bell was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The sophomore was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, form of skin cancer and had a tumor removed from his brain on Oct. 1, 2010.

He was a student at Mississippi State University where he was a starting defensive lineman for the Bulldogs football team. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He was a leader, well loved and an admired young man.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 from 1 - 9 p.m. at Roberts Central Park Chapel. Homegoing service will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 12 Noon at Faith Chapel Christian Center, 100 Lexington Street, Birmingham, AL 35224. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Roberts Central Park Chapel, 1337 Bessemer Road, Birmingham, AL 35208 directing.

Published in The Birmingham News on November 5, 2010


Mississippi State's Nick Bell, 20, Passes Away

Coach Mullen on Nick Bell STARKVILLE, Miss.

Mississippi State redshirt sophomore defensive end Nick Bell passed away Tuesday afternoon, doctors at UAB Medical Center announced. Bell, 20, battled cancer since a diagnosis earlier this fall.

Bell played in 16 games for the Bulldogs, earning four starts. Bell played in the first four games of the 2010 season, and started against Auburn and Georgia. He recorded 22 total tackles in his career, including seven this season. He was credited with one tackle for loss in the season opener against Memphis and another against LSU.

The Mississippi State football team was informed of Bell's passing at a team meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Several members of the team had traveled to Birmingham to visit with Bell and his family on Monday evening. Local clergymen and professionals from the university's Student Counseling Services Office will be brought in to meet with grieving members of the team.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced by the family at this time, but the Mississippi State Athletic Department has established a memorial fund for the Bell family through the Bulldog Club. Donations can be made by calling 662-325-3074 or by submitting a pledge through our Dog Tag system. The department will also deliver messages and cards sent to the family. The Athletic Department mailing address is PO Box 5308, Mississippi State, MS, 39762.

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  • Created by: Ron Collins
  • Added: 5 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61152856
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas L. “Nick” Bell (25 Jun 1990–2 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61152856, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ron Collins (contributor 14149965) .