The Johnathan Bell Scholorship Fund
$5 raised
0% of $5k goal
1 contributor
4 Years running
He had a smile that would make you melt and an infectious spirit that made you love him instantly. Johnathan was a country boy to his core. Growing up, all he wanted to do is play baseball. Beginning with recreation ball, moving up to  middle ...

He had a smile that would make you melt and an infectious spirit that made you love him instantly. Johnathan was a country boy to his core. Growing up, all he wanted to do is play baseball. Beginning with recreation ball, moving up to  middle and high school ball and continuing with college ball. He was always a great player with a huge heart and an intense passion for the game. Johnathan worked hard at everything he did. If he wasn't in school, he was running his step-dad's lawn care business and working until dark. His work ethic was one of his most admirable qualities. Many times during the summer he would pull up to baseball practice with the lawn trailer behind his truck because he had been working all morning. He would practice for hours and then go back to work when practice was over. In 2012 Johnathan graduated Jasper County High School with an academic scholorship and a commitment to Brewton Parker College to play baseball. He left for college in August 2012 and loved every minute of it. He instantly made friends in the small college town, even convincing some to come home with him on the weekends to work. He would make that 3 hour drive home to Monticello every weekend so that he could help in the lawn care business and see his family. At the end of that weekend, he would drive that 3 hours back to school and he never complained about it. He would arrive home with a huge smile, a bear hug, and a bag of dirty laundry and leave on Sunday with clean clothes, a full belly, and a little money in his pocket. Johnathan lost his life on February 28, 2013 in a terrible accident that devistated two small communities. Johnathan and a teammate were on their way to baseball practice at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon Georgia when a tree fell across their truck and took both their lives. It was the last practice for the week before Johnathan would head home for the weekend. Being such a freak accident, of course, no one expected it and no one got to say goodbye. Johnathan was only 20 years old with a bright future ahead of him. Johnathan had such a beautiful sole and touched so many lives. But there are so many lives that he will never get the opportunity to impact. This scholorship will give Johnathan a chance to make a difference in the lives of young people to come that shared the same aspirations and dreams as he did. We want his love and gracious spirit to live on forever.

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