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Thomas Jordan BellPassing: May 12, 2022


Crossroads Community Church

Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 18th @ 1:00pm


Crossroads Community Church

Wednesday, May 18th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Green Hill Cemetery

Wednesday, May 18th

BEDFORD – Thomas Jordan Bell, 17, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Indiana University Bedford Hospital.

Born April 4, 2005, in Goshen, he was the son of Greggory Allen and Tricia Lynn (Cassity) Bell.

Thomas was a special gift from God; loved by all those who met him.  Thomas was limited by cerebral palsy and blindness, but he didn’t allow that to keep him from enjoying life.  He was a boy of routine and enjoyed watching Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Cars, and Monsters Inc., among other movies, daily.  Even though he was limited verbally and physically, he loved listening to his mother read about Jesus, heavenly things, and listening to music praising God.  He did what he could to sing and dance to God. His favorite song was “The Little Drummer Boy”.  If you asked him where Jesus lived he would either say “har” (heart) or “thump thump”. He had a contagious smile that would brighten the room. He was always happy no matter what the circumstances were and was very tender-hearted toward others’ pain. Thomas would love telling you about the animals and tractors on “Old McDonald’s Farm” and everyone loved his bird whistle along with his other animal sounds. Thomas loved listening to trains, and his favorite train movie was The Polar Express.  Thomas loved learning names; his mother was always “mama”, his father was always “Geeg” and his little sister was “Tasa”.  He knew his other brothers’ and sister’s names and the names of his nephews, along with several names of the nursing staff who took care of him. Thomas and Tasha had a very special bond and he would let us know if she had a seizure when we were not in the room with her. He loved Tasha very much and was very protective of her.  He was much loved and will be greatly missed on this side of heaven. 

Surviving are his parents, Greggory Allen and Tricia Lynn Bell of Bedford; siblings, Marcus (Yesi) Bell of Three Rivers, Michigan, Micah Bell of Indianapolis, Stephanie (Sam) Castillo of the Dominican Republic, and Tasha Bell of Bedford; nephews, Luis, Cesar, Bryan, Noah, Lucas, Nathan, plus another nephew or niece on the way, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death are Grandma Cassity, Grandma and Grandpa Bell, and Uncle Travis (Nikki) Lechel.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Jon Pierson officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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3 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Dainta Deardorfd | South Bend, Indiana
    Date: May 18, 2022
    I will not be able to attend in person, but certainly in spirit. Brianna and I both send our love to you and the family! We will remember all the times we spent together both on medical journeys and during the holidays. Especially, when Tommy would make all his little animal noises and just giggle and giggle. Especially, his little "piggy" noise. There were so many more memories we will love and always treasure in our hearts. May you and the rest of the family feel God's loving arms holding you up during this very difficult period. Love all of you very much!!!❤ Praying for all of you!!
  2. Guest: Pam Reed | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: May 17, 2022
    You don’t know me but I was so sorry reading about your beautiful little boy Please know he is with Jesus now God be with all your family. Pam Reed. Mitchell Indiana
  3. Guest: Patty Gearhart | Kalamazoo Michigan
    Date: May 17, 2022
    I won’t be able to attend in person .. but in spirit I certainly will. I love Thomas so much he did so much more for me than I ever did for him! I have many happy memories. Esp listening to Little Drummer boy. And watching him giggle! Praying for all of the family for comfort and peace at such a trying time of loss. Gods blessings to you all…. Patty Gearhart “ Miss Patty “