August 7, 2002 ~ February 15, 2020

Born in: Lakewood, CO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

“You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you’re always at our side”
Davon Hunter-Bell also known to some as “Marcell”, was born in Lakewood, CO on August 7, 2002 at 6:26pm, to his parents Dail Hunter II and Rynn Sango. He had 4 brothers, Cyrus, Devin, De’Andre and NaShaun; and two sisters, Aiyanna and Areon. As a child, Davon was upbeat, comical and playful. Davon loved being around his friends and some of his closet friends were Connor, Jacob, Lavell, Shaquil and Shaquan. His friends loved his bold and animated personality.
During his childhood, Davon enjoyed being active and seemed to have more energy than he could handle. The people he loved to be active with the most were his cousins and friends. Finding new adventures daily, was never a struggle for them. He attended Stober Elementary and Russell Elementary. Around this time, he grew to love football and embraced the opportunity to play for teams in Montbello, Wheat Ridge and Arvada. Being outdoors seemed to give him more inspiration and life so when he could, he would always be ripping and running. Davon loved to be creative; whether it was drawing, clay, etc. he enjoyed using his energy to create something for him to bring home with pride.

In his middle childhood/ teen years, Davon attended Everitt Middle School, Rachel B. Noel, Arvada k-8 and Arvada High School. Davon’s teachers remember him being so jovial and a class clown who loved making others laugh. Basketball was his new choice of sport and he found passion and excitement in the game, learning and the comradery. During warm days, his favorite place to go was Terrace Park where he would meet his friends and “shoot some hoops”. Some of his friends distinctly remember him trying to dunk and missing horribly and hitting the pavement but never giving up. He started to have an indescribable amount of confidence in himself and his abilities and it was infectious. Creating a random freestyle about an unusual situation would be a choice of hobby when he was bored or wanting to connect. He enjoyed creating slapstick, standup comedy routines about himself, others or situations that occurred. Riding his bike, going on the bus, playing basketball at the rec and shopping were some of his favorite outlets.
Prior to his passing, he had dreams to complete his GED, pursue a trade and possibly go to college. The trades that interested him were wind engineering and automotive technician and he was really inspired by the campus and thought of being at New York State College. Those who knew Davon, recognized his charming, persuasive personality and they acknowledged that he would have made a fine businessman. Davon could have sold you your own socks if he had the opportunity. He was working as a cashier at McDonald’s while pursuing his education. Davon loved his friends and family and often leaned on them for comfort, support, to ask questions, to have fun or just be his comical, crazy, goofy self.

Davon Marcell Hunter-Bell began his new walk with the angels on February 15, 2020. He leaves to mourn: His mother Rynn, stepfather Marlon Sango, Father Dail Hunter II, and stepmother Shameia Bishop, brothers; Cyrus Bannister, Devin Hunter, De’Andre Jerome (DJ) Griffin and NaShaun Hunter; sisters: Aiyanna Bell and Areon Mason. Grandmothers: Pamela Howard and Vanessa Bell. Grandfather: Huey Stewart Jr. Aunts: Michelle Pettiford, Mischa Scott, Shanita Hill, Angel Howard and Bruklin Womack. Uncles: Jaman Pettiford, Darryl Hunter, Deon Howard. His cousins: Namaj Pettiford, Aria Pettiford, Rashin Pettiford, Trevaughn Townsend, Jaquise Hines, Anthony Drummond, Jhayla Howard, Jayrus Howard, Marcellous Buford, Shakur Johnson, Damond Hill, Orion Gilliam, Kimora Gilliam, Jessica Stewart, Howard Embray, Mariah Stewart, Arrington Embray, Je’Mir Hunter, Darryl Hunter Jr., and Majesty Hunter. Along with ample number of friends, family, community members and organizations. Those who cherish his memory will never forget the smile he brought to our faces. Davon enjoyed entertaining others and making them laugh. We will hold his jubilance and laughter he brought to us in our hearts forever.


Visitation: February 26, 2020 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: February 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Denver Christian Bible Church
4625 East Iowa Avenue
Denver, CO 80222


Reception: February 27, 2020 4:00 pm

Denver Christian Bible Church
4625 East Iowa Avenue
Denver, CO 80222


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  1. i remember 6th grade davon always wanted some hot fries& every time i had some or had money id share them with him, he use to tease me all the time he was so goofy, but overall him associating with me taught me to be less shy and defend myself. he made me a stronger person

  2. Death touches all of our lives sooner or later. Sometimes it is expected. The shock and grief that consumes this was a big door opener for me—Being Darius Jamal Norris Grandmother. I am here for the Davon Marcel family. To the Hunter, also Bell Family. I am heartbroken over the sudden and tragic loss of your child and even grandchild: Loss, love, suffering, healing, and the mystery of the unknown. What I do believe“I can’t buy Christianity; Jesus Christ built upon extraordinary birth and resurrection is the only path to heaven. All I know is this—here—right now—this moment with Hunter and Bell Families, this meal, this conversation. I believe God Has his hands-on Davon Marcell Hunter-Bell. My prayer is with you.

  3. Davon touched many hearts and lit up the room whenever he walked in & always had a smile on his face. Lost a childhood friend and the best one I had yet. I’m so appreciative of all the memories we have. I love you Davon & prayers out to his family.

  4. Davon was one of my closest friends & when I found out it hit so hard because I never had much & I always felt like an outcast , but when davon & I became friends he showed me that materialistic things could never define who you are & he stayed around through everything. He truly showed me how to be myself regardless , through the lack of material or even friends he always pushed me to pursue my dreams & make an impact the same way he impacted all of us. My prayers & condolences go out to his family. I hope to see you again in my youth when we meet at the heaven gates.

  5. To Rynn Sango and Marlo Sango our Prayers and thoughts are with y’all and the Family we are there for you always ” so sorry deepest condolence”

  6. Nephew this candle is from your Aunt Marie. All last week my heart has been so heavy knowing that when I come home to Denver again for the holidays I will be missing one face that’s yours. That smile your laughter. I want you to know There’s peace, grace and mercy in God’s home, and I know that’s where you are. So my heart is not so heavy anymore. I love you, auntie

  7. My condolences to you and your family, Rynn. I remember Davon as a kind, loving kid when I’d see him at Head Start. He will be deeply missed.

  8. Rynn and Marlo,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family during this difficult time. I think of Davon everytime I have a Werthers Original.

  9. Praying for you all. This young man could light up a room with his smile. Always polite and displayed manners every encounter I have had with him. May you soul live on young man. You were truly loved by all.

  10. My sincerest condolences Rynn. May you find strength in the beautiful messages people are posting about your son. Sending love and light to help you through this very difficult time in your life. Much love, Indira.

  11. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    I remember your son so long ago when you and I worked together. May God give you and your family peace in this difficult time.

  12. I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Davon. Seems like he had been around forever and he was such a joy to be around. My heartfelt condolences goes out to Rynn, Dail, and the rest of the family. Continued prayers for strength, comfort, peace, and understanding during this difficult time.


  14. Rynn and family loving you from afar. So very sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine. May God if you His perfect peace that surpasses all understanding .

  15. To the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you always during this time of loss. Don’t give up on God. He is standing close by and holding you in His arms.

  16. Dear Rynn,

    I’ve never met you or your family and you may not know who I am……..nevertheless, I felt pain when Jessica told me about your Son. The pain I felt was the pain I felt when my husband died suddenly almost 4 years ago. I don’t know if the pain is the same, losing a child/losing a spouse but I do believe the pain of experiencing death is the same across the board. Please know God will carry you through this dark, numb, confusing time. It will hurt, you will cry, you will want to die, you will think it’s all a bad joke, etc., etc., etc.

    The effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availeth much……..prayers going up for you all.

  17. From Gracie and Carl

    Davon was not only a light in the neighborhood, he was a light everywhere he went. Always positive always smiling….And what a smile it was. Kind, talented, pure of heart, and a great role model to his brothers and sister. The world is darker with light being extinguished…. He will be missed by all of us here on 52nd Pl. Words simply can not describe his importance in this community.

  18. Davon’s light will always shine! Like his memories, his impact and his smile. Lean not on your own understanding and know that God makes no mistakes. Rest easy cousin. You have a host of family welcoming you into your eternal home. Send them our love with you.

    Always in our hearts and minds – Love you all. ~ Tima

  19. Rynn, we haven’t know each other very long but I was so heart broken when I found out about your son Davon. I’m asking God to wrap you and family in his faithful love and comfort you with the cherished memories you hold dear.

  20. Rynn, I am praying with you and your family.

    Dedicated to you from Davon;
    I know it’s hard to not grieve for me….
    I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all.
    I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way,
    I’ve found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. The love we shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, try not to lengthen it with pain and grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, he set me free.

  21. To my dear cousins Shameia Bishop and Dail. Words cannot stress how vastly I and my family deepest sympathy for you two and family. May God continue to hold you all at this time. I did not get a chance to meet your angel, however, I knew he was special when I come to get my hair done and you two would talk so highly of him. May you hold on to the memory. And the love you all will have for him continuously. In due time we are supposed to meet our loved ones in our time in our lives. We don’t know but I know he will be watching over you all
    My deepest sympathy,

    From the white family,

    Fannie white.

  22. To my oldest grandson from Pau Pau
    The hour is near when all your friends and loved ones will be gathering to celebrate your homecoming.
    I am so pleased to know that in your short & vibrant life, that you touched so many; and left such a genuine positive impression on others! The same theme seems to run through out ” He made me laugh & he had a great smile!” You were loved and remembered by more people and community than I would have imageined. If my influence on you had anything to do with your humerus nature, then I am honored. I always tried to make you and your siblings and cousins laugh. That was my way of entertaining all of you.
    I am sad that you will not able to outlive me and become the man I knew you could be. You were a blessing to your mother and all of us who called you family. I will miss you every day and think of you often . When i look up into the heavens and see a blazing comet trail or shooting star I’ll say “There goes Davon!”
    Love Pau Pau

  23. My sister Rynn, Although, we just meet no amount of words can express the pain that you and the family are going through. My continue prayers are with you and the entire family. I love you my sister and if you need anything do not hesitate to call or text me. All your “MSK” My Sister’s Keeper are here for you also.
    God bless and Love always,
    Rosalyn D Chestnut-Nelson

  24. To Rynn and Davon’s entire family,

    Know that our hearts are broken for you and with you. I am here for you to lean on in whatever way possible. I am lifting you up in prayer daily.

    So much love.

  25. Dail and the entire family,

    Please receive our heartfelt condolences. The whole Custom Made Meals Family is deeply sorry for your loss.

    We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. Rest in peace Davon. I remember making jokes with you in math class in 8th grade. Going to practice with you, constantly talking about basketball and our dream to win the championship. We did that, and it brought us closer together. I remember your charisma, your bright personality and your kindness. Thank you Davon, I love you brother. Rest in peace.

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