Bell's Chapel Cemetery
Annual Decoration Day
Dear family, friends and supporters of Bellís Chapel Cemetery,
The Bell's Chapel Cemetery Annual Decoration Day, which is normally held the last Sunday in April of each year, was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. God willing, we will be able to hold our 2021 Annual Meeting as scheduled on April 25, 2021.
As of now we are planning to hold the 2021 Annual Decoration Day at the cemetery. Members (those who have family interred in the cemetery or own a burial plot and who also support the maintenance of the cemetery with their tax-deductible donations) are invited to stay for the annual business meeting which will begin at 2:15.
The cemetery remains open to family members to visit and for future interment needs. Our grounds maintenance service is continuing to maintain the cemetery in beautiful condition.
Our three-year old campaign to identify and resolve claims to vacant burial plots based upon old cemetery deeds continues. As a reminder, State Statute requires that routine annual donations need to be made for the care and upkeep of the cemetery in order to avoid forfeiture action on vacant burial plots. Please refer to our website for additional information.
Please make your tax-deductible donation to support the upkeep of the cemetery today by going to our website to make a donation by credit card or by mailing your check to:
Ms. June Muir, Secretary
Bell's Chapel Cemetery Association
15273 Markout Central
Forney, Texas 75126
Bellís Chapel has no employees or offices, so relies upon the services of volunteer family members. Many of the current board are aging out, and we need to add some new blood from younger generations. Our pioneer family ancestors never intended that we spend our resources on overhead that could be used instead care, upkeep and improvements, but we need volunteer board members to avoid hiring employees.
If you would like to nominate a member in good standing, including yourself, to the nominating committee of the board for consideration when an opening occurs, please send it to June Muir as well. You may use the expression of interest form on our webpage.
You can add yourself or a family member to our email list at this link Mailing List
Each year the Annual Decoration Day serves as a reunion for family members to come together. We have added much new information to our website, including our new cemetery map and a current list of burials and vacant plot ownership. You can review this information at Bell's Chapel Cemetery website.
Many hours are spent maintaining our website and online plot map and ownership database, so we encourage all of our families, their attorneys and advisors to use it. May God bless and keep each of you and your families and safely see us through this crisis.
The Board and Officers of Bells Chapel Cemetery