Celebrating the life of Danita Lynn Bell
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Danita was born to her parents, the late Murphy Means Sr. and Wanda K. (Smith) Nelson on March 20, 1971, in Hollis, Oklahoma. She grew up in Hollis and graduated high school there. While in school, Danita was active in basketball, softball, and track. Danita loved staying busy and working with her hands. She worked several jobs during her career, but was most recently employed by Bar-S Foods in Altus and the Tyson Meat Company in Vernon, TX,
Danita, affectionately known as Link, was an extremely outgoing and upbeat person. She lived her life to the fullest and tried to make sure everyone around her did too! Making others laugh and smile were just some of her many talents. Link also enjoyed cooking, playing cards and dominoes, hanging out with friends and she could always be seen wearing the latest fashion and sneakers. She was passionate about her favorite football team; If you hung around her, you'd better be a Dallas Cowboys fan!
On a deeper level, family was the most important thing in the world to Link. She was definitely the "Link" that held things together in difficult times for many of her family members, but especially for her grandchildren, to whom she devoted her life. She made sure they were loved and well taken care of, even in the worst of times. Link also spent many years with a special companion, Pamela Crowley. They had a special bond and unique history that made them simply love each other unconditionally. Danita tried her best to share that same unconditional love with all her family and loved ones. She spent a great deal of time reaching out and keeping up with everyone she could through her favorite social media outlets, facebook and instagram. Link wasn't afraid of anything or anyone and was very protective of those she cared about. Her straightforward attitude and kind spirit will be never be forgotten by any who knew her.
Danita was preceded in death by her father, Murphy Means Sr. ; a son, Javier Beel; one brother, Steve Bell; her cousins, Drane Beaver, Christopher Watson and James Watson; her aunt, Jodie Smith; and both grandmothers: Lucille Smith and Olivia Means.
Left to carry the torch of Link's irreplaceable memory are her beloved mother, Wanda K. Nelson and step-father, Ricky Nelson; her step-mother: Jessie Means; one son, Kawasi Bell of Altus, OK; a daughter, Keimara Bell of Lawton, OK; her brother, Murphy Means Jr. of Altus; her sister, Melinda Bell of Hollis, OK; her grandchildren: Keimarion Bell, Krishawn Pitts, Ja' Niya Smith, KenYanna Clark, Tye Durrough, Jayceon Smith and TaiKarean Bell; her special companion, Pamela Crowley; a favorite and much-cherished Aunt, Gloria Fay Sanders; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She will surely be missed by all of her loved ones.
The family will host a visitation for friends and relatives on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Lowell-Tims funeral Home located at 1100 E. Tamarack Rd. in Altus, OK 73521
Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Community Church in Hollis, OK, on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm with burial at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to Lowell - Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus, Oklahoma.
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1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521
502 E. Jones Street
Hollis, OK 73550