Sarah Josephine Bell
Sarah Josephine Bell
  • May 17, 1956 - June 1, 2017
  • New Bern, North Carolina

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Sarah Josephine Bell, of New Bern, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, much too soon at the age of 61. Known for her bright smile and giving heart, "Jo Jo" loved helping others and served many people through the years at the Sandpiper seafood restaurant and Hardee's. She enjoyed fishing with her grandsons, gardening, making crafts, playing cards and camping. Most recently, she loved traveling across the country with her fiance' and riding with the Goldwings.

She is lovingly survived by her fiance', Warren Sumrell; her mother, Sarah Cahoon (Tommy); her daughter, Angela Maher; her son, Kenny Barnes; her brother, Harry Sutton; two sisters, Sandra Ammons and Judy DeCamp; three grandchildren, Matthew Geter, Carson Barnes, and Landon Antee; and one great granddaughter, Alijah White.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a service at Cotten Funeral Chapel.

Friends are invited to share a memory of Jo Jo and sign the online guest book by visiting

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.