Christine Gwaltney Bell

Published 7:13 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Christine Gwaltney Bell, 90, passed away peacefully in her home on Sept. 18, 2019 surrounded by her family.  She was a native of Isle of Wight County.  She remained faithful to God, and a dedicated member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Ivor, and attended church regularly until she became ill.  Christine is survived by one brother, Milton “Bubba” Gwaltney, owner of Sussex Tree Service, in Elberon, one special sister, Clara Mae (Gwaltney) Jarrett of Westhampton, N.J., a special niece, Emma Dean Gwaltney, who Christine often referred to as her daughter; her niece, Mrs. Barbara Dyer of Charlotte, N.C.; and a special nephew, Hamilton Gwaltney III, also of N.C. (children of Milton “Bubba”).  Christine is also survived by a host of other nieces and nephews, all special and loved evenly.  Christine’s life celebration service will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 14165 Racetrack Road, with a eulogy by Pastor Melvin Lyttle.  The final resting place will be in the church cemetery.  Viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. at Chapman – J T Fisher Funeral Services, 658 W. Main St., Smithfield.  Condolences can be offered to the family at

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