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MS. ETTA MAUREEN BELLE, age 94, daughter of the late Beverly and Susie Greene Bell was born May 19, 1923 in Mecklenburg County, VA and departed this life January 10, 2018 at her residence, South Hill, VA.

At an early age she was baptized and joined Williams Grove Baptist Church, Chase City, VA.  She attended the Mecklenburg County Public Schools, graduating from Thyne Institute in Chase City, VA.

Etta later moved to Jamaica, NY where she was employed as a U.S. Customs Agent with JFK Airport.  She worked there until her retirement.

Sometime after her retirement she moved back to Virginia and attended Victory Everlasting Gospel Church in South Hill, VA until her health began to decline.

Maureen or “Mimi” as she was affectionately known within the family loved to travel and did so extensively. She had the goal of visiting each of the fifty states and made great progress toward that goal until she reached that certain age and could no longer travel alone.

“Mimi” leaves to mourn a devoted sister- Snow E. Keene of the home; nieces and nephews- Debra Jackson (goddaughter), Delores (Gilbert) Luster, Darryl, Duane (Patricia) and Dwight Bell, and a host of grandnieces, grandnephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

 

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD ON Sunday, January 14, 2018 AT 3:00 PM AT THE HOME OF MS. ETTA BELLE ( 25434 Highway 47, South Hill, VA)

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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.
    ~ Kayla P
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Snow, we're so sorry to hear about your loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez