The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 184 Dixon Drive, Cobb, Georgia. Apostle John K. Lundy will officiate.
Bernadette Diane Bell was born June 24, 1961 in Cobb, Georgia to Frank Brown and the late Erma Gaines Brown.
Bernadette was educated in the public school system of Sumter County and was a 1979 graduate of the historic Union High School in Leslie, Georgia. She furthered her education at South Georgia Technical College where she graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Office.
Bernadette accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. She started her membership at New Zion Baptist Church in Cobb, Georgia. Later on, she transitioned her membership to New Beginning Outreach Ministry in Americus. Bernadette worked for Davidson Textron Company in Americus, Georgia for many years as a Quality Control Auditor.
On November 29, 1985, Bernadette was joined in Holy Matrimony to Henry Bell, and to this union, two children were born.
She leaves a life of love and precious memories to her devoted husband of 29 years, Henry Bell, Sr.; two children, Henry Bell, III and Brianna Bell, both of Americus, Georgia; a father, Frank Brown, Cobb, Georgia; eight siblings, Patricia Ann Brown, Calvin Leon Brown, Glenn Eli Brown, Anthony Wayne Brown, all of Americus, Georgia, Chris Allen Brown (Charlotta), Baltimore, Maryland, Ray Anthony Brown, Americus, Georgia, Miranda Ann Thomas (Cedrick), Leesburg, Georgia, and Jeffery Milan Brown, Americus, Georgia; aunts, Margie C. Brown, Brunswick, Georgia and Mary Alice Ware, Desoto, Georgia; mother-in-law, Lettie Bell, Sylvester, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Janice Bell, Sylvester, Georgia, Carl Bell, Conyers, Georgia, Johnny Bell, San Antonio, Texas, Audrey Bell, Albany, Georgia, and Linda Bell, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and several devoted friends.