Cheryl Touchet Bell (Momo), 73, of Bryan, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2023, after a long battle with stroke-induced dementia. The family is saddened by her death but celebrates her being pain-free and in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior.
Cheryl was born on January 24, 1950, to Emery and Neoma Touchet, and raised in Baytown, Texas with her big brother, Johnny.
Cheryl graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, where she found her love of singing as a member of the Gander choir. Cheryl’s love of singing led her to the love of her life, Jim (Po) Bell, and they were married August 12, 1978. Cheryl worked for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District as a school-bus driver for 10 years. Before their move to Bryan, Texas in 2012, Cheryl and Jim made their home for many years at what was dubbed “Camp MoPo” in Dayton, Texas.
Cheryl was a true free spirit with a tender heart, and it showed. On any given day, she was mom to just a few orphaned cats, dogs or any other critter that needed rescuing— except snakes. She nurtured and named her plants, kitchen danced, and painted larger than life guitars on her living room wall. She lived her life unapologetically out loud and her joy was infectious.
Cheryl was best known for her quick-witted humor, fierce determination and generous spirit. Cheryl is proceeded in death by her parents, Emery and Neoma Touchet, her parent-in-laws James and Gertrude Bell, and her outlaw in crime Cecil Lawrence.
She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Jim Bell of Bryan, TX; daughter, Mica Ham and husband Michael of College Station, TX; grandchildren, Austin Ham and Ella Ham of College Station, TX; brother, Johnny Touchet and wife Beth of Houston, TX; sisters-in-law, Anita Lawrence of Orange, TX, and Sherry Davenport of Hunt, TX; nieces and nephews, Joel and wife Adriana Touchet, Kevin Touchet, Jamie and husband Jon Culpepper, Chae and husband John Spencer, Brandon and wife Tanya Davenport, Monica and husband Tommy White, and Vince Lawrence and wife Laurie; honorary daughter, Teri Sanders Ortiz; and honorary nephew, Josh Ham.
Visitation and celebration of life service will be held at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station, Texas. Cheryl will be cremated, and her ashes spread in places that brought her joy.
Cheryl was a lover of color and would be honored if you would incorporate some red into your funeral attire.
A very special THANK YOU to Brazos Valley Hospice for their love and care not just for mom, but the family as well.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)