Bettie Pearl Bell was born on November 27, 1939 to the late Rosa Lee and Louis Leggett in Martin County, NC.
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Bettie Pearl as she is known and called was the second child of fourteen children. She dedicated her life helping her mother raised and take care of her 13 brothers and sisters. She met and married the love of her life, William Harvey Bell Sr, and to this union four children were born.
In 1962, Bettie Pearl and her family moved to Boston, MA where she and her family joined the Manning Temple Holy Church of Love under the Pastorship of The Late Dr. Julia Manning. As a member of Manning Temple, she served the Lord faithfully and steadfastly participating in various auxiliaries of the church as a faithful member Missionary and Sunday School Superintendent.
Bettie Bell was ordained as Elder of Manning Temple Holy Church of Love and pastored Manning Temple for several years. Her favorite saying to her church family was “I Wasn’t Born to go to Hell”. Over the years, Elder Bell continued and further her education at Roxbury Community College becoming certified as a Home Health Care Provider and participating in the Technology Goes Home Program to enhance her computer skills.
Elder Bell had expertise as a seamstress, cook and preaching and teaching the word of God. Elder Bell learned early in her spiritual walk the meaning of faithfulness to God, by expounding on the Word of God and
demonstrated by living the Word of God. Service was her calling. She served many both naturally and spiritually.
Elder Bell maintained a personal relationship with all she served. To many, she served as mother, aunt, friend confidant with the gospel and the Love of Christ. On Friday, March 13, 2020, obedient until the end, the Lord
allowed her life to end on this side of heaven.
Elder Bell is going to be truly miss there’s no one who could ever take her place or even try. She was a woman who truly loved the Lord and gave her all at everything she did.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and faithful husband, William Harvey Bell Sr., her devoted children: Diane Bell, Anthony (Shelly) Bell, and Joyce (Joel) Bell; 1 son preceded her in death William Harvey Bell Jr; 8 grandchildren: Angelica, Kemp, Aleta, Rebecca, Anthony Jr., Briana, LeAndrea and Harveana; 8 great-grandchildren: Ava, Aolani, Cairon, Jhaki, Tacari, Jaylen, Jordan, Janiya; 6 sisters: Ms. Tootsie Leggett, Ms. Ann Riddick, Ms. Nellie Taylor, Ms. Hattie Leggett, Pastor Joanne (Pastor David) Holloway, Ann Leggett;
2 sisters who preceded her in death; Rhea and Gladys Leggett; 3 brothers: Mr. Bonnie (Andrea) Leggett, Mr. Joe Leggett and Mr. James (Rosiland) Leggett; 3 brothers who preceded her in death: Larry, Jesse, and Simon Leggett; 1 brother and 1 sister-in-law Mr. Joseph Jones and Missionary Mother Ammie Lee Jones who preceded her in death; and a host of nieces, nephews, family/church members and friend.
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