The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Huntington Road, Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at New Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Hooks Mill Road, Americus, Georgia. Reverend Kenneth Walker, pastor, will officiate.
Mrs. Bell was born in Sumter County, Georgia January 27, 1927 to the late Ebb Smith and Emma Patterson Smith. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
She was married to the late Reverend E.L. Clark and later to the late Mr. Bell of Florida. She was also preceded in death by three siblings: Ennis Smith, William Smith, and Deacon Ned Smith; and one sister-in-law, Lizzie Smith; two brothers-in-law, John Allen Walker, Sr. and Neal Palmore; nephews, Leroy Smith, Sherman Smith Jr., John Allen Walker, Sr. Charles Redding, Ralph Walker and Charlie Walker; two nieces, Patricia Walker and Virginia Lumpkin.
She lived in Hollywood, Florida for fifty years or more before moving back to her native land. After many dedicated years of service, she retired as a dietician after working in a cafeteria and motel restaurant.
Survivors are one sister, Fletcher Walker Palmore, Atlanta, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Emma Wright (Wardell) Leslie, Georgia, Brenda Green (Ricky) and William Smith all of Americus, Georgia, Ned Smith, Jr., Leslie, Georgia, Abby Boone (Leon) Leslie, Georgia, Issac Smith (Shawn) Americus, Georgia, Shirley Moates (John) Hollywood, Florida, Johnnie Mae Clark, Fletcher James Walker, Geneva Edwards and Rev. Kenneth Walker (Raytha), Henry Lee Lumpkin, all of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of great nieces, and great nephews other relatives and friends including Ola Hobbs, of Florida.
Emma Jean & Brenda, we are sorry to hear about the death of your Aunt. The Bible teaches: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." (1 Corinthians 15:26) That will be a wonderful time when that happens, so until then may you find comfort in the one who comforts us all during our difficult times.