Chief Executive Officer
For nearly thirty-five years, Frances Bell Henry has helped to continue the legacy of her father, the late Frank R. Bell. A former elementary school teacher, Frances' level of professionalism is unparalleled. She possesses a wealth of compassion and believes every family is worthy of expert care. The legacy of Frank R. Bell rests on that uncompromised precept. Her intentional ministry of caring for families during difficult times makes every family feel they are part of her family. Frances' dedication to the Funeral Home's promise of care, comfort and commitment is unwavering. (NYSLFD) To read what our community of families has to say about Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, please go to Testimonials.
Robert L. Henry heeded the clarion call to venture into the funeral service business in 2006 when his wife, Frances Bell Henry, found the demands of maintaining the legacy-rich family-owned and operated business somewhat overwhelming. Bob retired from architecture, and at the age of 74 returned to school to earn a degree in Mortuary Science, ultimately becoming a Licensed Funeral Director. As Vice President and valued member of the Executive Board, his diversity of life experiences and deep, caring attitude render him a tremendous asset to the business and families served by Frank R. Bell Funeral Home. (NYSLFD)
Corporate Secretary/Treasurer & General Manager
Bishop Eric D. Garnes, D.Min. is a celebrated pastor, preacher, teacher and scholar of the Gospel. These attributes naturally engender him to care, comfort and bring commitment to the ministry of the bereaved. Bishop joined the staff to support his family vision since 1985, in his role as Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Board Member, and General Manager. He is deeply committed to maintaining the degree of excellence and professionalism that has been the legacy of Frank R. Bell Funeral Home for the past sixty plus years. (NYSLFD).
Chief Financial Officer
Arelethia “Lisa” LaBorde has a
passion for people, service and excellence. Educated and credentialed in New
York City with a vast background in Marketing, Finance and mentoring young
people, her life-long philosophy and work ethic is summarized by a popular
quote, “Every job is a self-portrait of
the person who did it. Autograph your
work with excellence.” Lisa has a strong reverence for God, family,
authentic friendships and ministry. Lisa has been a member of the Frank R. Bell
Funeral Home, Inc. family since 2012 serving as its Chief Financial Officer,
and was invited to join the Executive Board of Directors in 2018.
Lead Funeral Director
Jacqueline Sherman realized at the tender age of sixteen that she had a desire in her heart to be a funeral director. Her ministry was to reveal the love of God to those who were hurting. Jacqueline has been licensed since September 7, 1997 and is “class personified”. Jacqueline carries herself with dignity, grace and compassion. She has been with the Frank R. Bell Funeral Home since 2013.
Funeral Service Intern
Desireé has been a member of the Frank R. Bell Funeral Home family since July 2018.
Funeral Service Intern
Mariah has been a member of the Frank R. Bell Funeral Home family since September 2020.