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Olivia (Jones) Bell, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Greater New Home Baptist Church and attended for many years until her health failed. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Bell; daughter, Christine Jones; and parents, Tommy and Vinnie Mae Jones, Sr. Survivors include her daughter, (twin to Christine) Ernestine Jones Nolan; sons, Travis (Brenda) Bell of Chattanooga, Lester (Vett) Jones, Melvin Jones of Columbus, OH, Michael (Vivian) Bell, Tony (Pam) Jones, both of Chattanooga; sisters, Bobbie Matthews of Killeen, TX and Hazel McCallie Benford of Chattanooga; brothers, Tommy Jones, Jr., Jessie Jones, and Rufus (Pearlie) Jones, all of Chattanooga; Godson, Anthony Davis of Chattanooga; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Olivia will lie-in-state today from 1-5 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel with Bishop Teco Manuel, Senior Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Monroe, Georgia, as the eulogist. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.