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Sunny Suzann Bell, 62, died peacefully at home from a courageous battle with cancer, on Feb. 7, 2018. Earth's loss was heaven's gain.
Born January 17, 1956 in Mullens, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Charles "Sonnie" Phillips Jr. and Betty Jo Wickline Phillips. She was the granddaughter of the late Luther and late Vesta Cassity Wickline and the late Clifford Charles "Cliff" Sr. and late Evelyn Murphree Phillips. Sunny was preceded in death by a nephew, Jarrod Lee Smith.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 30 years, Terry Bell, son James Ray "Jamie" Lusk III, and wife Ashley of Mullens; grandchildren Alec and Lincoln Lusk of Mullens; sister Terri Lea Phillips Smith and husband Barry of Mullens and children Jeremy Smith, wife Kristen, daughter Rylie of Kingsport, TN, Dr. Cassidy Smith of Trinity, FL and Taylor Smith of Mullens; cousin Dr. Mike Witt, wife Kelly, son Ian of Mullens and out of state cousins Debi Phillips Samuelson, Rick Phillips, Edward Curry, Rachel Phillips Holcomb, and Brenden Phillips.
As a high honor student, Sunny Sue graduated from Mullens High School in 1974 where she was a cheerleader for the Mullens Rebels. Her education included a BS in Psychology from Concord College and a Masters in Psychology from Marshall University.
Owner of Assessments, Inc. in Mullens and Beckley WV, Sunny touched the lives of many with her kind heart and nonjudgmental ways as witnessed by the professional care of her clients.
Sunny Sue was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mullens and the Women of the Moose.
A celebration of Sunny's life will be at 5 pm Saturday, February 10, 2018 at The First Presbyterian Church of Mullens, with Rev. Tracy French officiating. Because of the love for her neighborhood, Sunny Sue's last wish was to be cremated and remain on Terry Street with her family and friends.
Friends may call 2 hours before the service, from 3-5 pm, Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com.
The family of Sunny Sue Bell is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Published on February 8, 2018
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