Clementine J. Bell

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Mrs. Clementine J. Bell, daughter of Mrs. Marie Bones, was born in Nelson County, Va. on March 17, 1917. On Wednesday, September 9, 1981, she died at Johnston Willis Hospital.

        She moved to Richmond, Va. at an early age where she attended the public schools. She joined the Sixth Street Baptist Church and was an active member until her marriage to Alonzo Bell at which time she moved to Powhatan County. They were blessed with a lovely daughter, Kilja. She joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served willingly and unselfishly as a church school teacher and treasurer to many auxillaries. She loved her family, church and community. She was an active member of the NAACP and always supported the civic and social programs for the advancement of human needs. The memories of her gentle and understanding manner will long be remembered by those who knew and loved her.

        She is survived by a devoted husband, Alonzo H. Bell, one daughter, Mrs. Kilja B. Taylor; one step-son, Cary Bell of Shoreham, L.I., N.Y.; her mother, Mrs. Marie Bones of Lynchburg, Va., three step-grandchildren, Christopher, Melanie and Francoise of Shoreham, L.I., N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Bereda Morris of Lynchburg, Va.; three aunts-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Bell, Mrs. Estelle Wood, Mrs. Mamie Jackson; one uncle, Deleware Johnson of Gladstone, Va.; one son-in-law, Lloyd Taylor, Jr.; One step-daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anita Bell of Shoreham, L.I., N.Y.; five sisters-in-law, Mesdames Eugertha Hobson, Viola Venable, Mattie West, Celestine Hairston and Miss Jaunita Bell; two brothers-in-law, Charles Morris of Lynchburg. John Bell, Jr. of Powhatan, a number of nieces and nephews, among them, Elwood Bell and one Godchild, Carl Seabrook, III, and other relatives and friends.

We don't wish you back to suffer
The anguish and the pain
But rather rejoice at your finding
The rainbow after the rain."


The family acknowledges with sincere thanks and appreciation

all of the comforting deeds and acts of kindness extended to

them during Clementine's illness and their bereavement.

Your thoughtfulness will always linger with us.

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