David Alexander Bell Memorial Fund

In January 2021, David Bell received the call that changed his trajectory! He’d been invited to return to his position of 13 years as a chemical mixer at Reckitt Benckiser after a two-year leave of absence. Although he encountered challenge after challenge throughout the process of being rehired, David persevered because it was his only hope to continue to provide for his family. During his leave, David worked as a musician, a photographer, and a Director for Central County Fire and Rescue to support his wife Sadie and his children DeAnna, Kyra, and DJ.

On the morning of Tuesday, January 12th, David woke up and excitedly reported for his second day back to work. By noon, when he should have been breaking for lunch, he was in the emergency room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters fighting for his life. Despite multiple visits to the same ER in the previous days and repeated requests for assistance from the medical team that morning, his pleas and prayers went ignored. Tragically, David took his last breaths in the drive-up of the emergency room with his wife Sadie by his side.

Anyone who knows David knows that he was a hard worker, a hope bringer, and shared light with everyone he encountered. He was an elected official, a gifted musician, a loving minister, and a wise mentor to many who never turned down an opportunity to serve. In his short 39 years, David poured tirelessly into the lives of countless people. David leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Sadie, and his three children, ages 15, 14, and 9 along with four brothers, four sisters, and a host of heartbroken family and friends.

David loved his wife Sadie and his children deeply. Despite David’s tireless service to the community of St. Peters and St. Charles County, his longevity at his job, and his unending efforts to provide for his family, his two-year illness and Tuesday’s tragedy leaves his family exposed and unable to plan for the future.

His family is shattered by his loss. The David Alexander Bell Memorial Fund is being established to cover funeral expenses. The fund is also being established to ensure that the educational and extra-curricular activities that he worked so hard to provide for his children while here can continue, even in his absence.

It is the family’s wish that the generosity David showed and the hope that he sowed throughout his life will live on in his family, friends, and community. Thank you in advance for your support, thoughts, and prayers.

The homegoing service celebrating the life of David Alexander Bell will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at Faith Church in Earth City.  Visitation will be held at 9 am and the service will be held at 10 am.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Austin Layne Mortuary.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations at this time. 
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Organizer and beneficiary

LaDonna Freeman 
Wentzville, MO
Sadie Bell 

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