Elizabeth Pocahontas Bell

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

Just as birth is dawn of man's earthly existence,

Death is the night that must follow

For everything there is a season.....

A time to be born and a time to die.

        Elizabeth Pocahontas Bell, daughter of the late Dea. George W. and Nannie Johnson Bell, was born July 30, 1922 in Powhatan County, VA. She died Saturday, August 9, 1997 at the home of her sister, Josephine Bell.

        As a young girl she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member to the end.

        After leaving the homestead, she went to live with her sister, Josephine. They were often thought of as the "Inseparable Sisters" because they were always together, sharing and caring for each other.

        She was a quiet, loving and peaceful person. Gardening and working with flowers were her hobbies when her health allowed her to do so.

        Each week she would look forward to going to the Senior Citizens Center to fellowship.

        We thank God for the years we shared with our sister, aunt, cousin and friend, and that God allowed her to live to celebrate her 75th birthday with family and friends.

        Her brothers, Ivory Bell, predeceased her on November 10, 1996 and Webster Bell on June 27, 1997.

        She leaves to cherish her fond memories; four sisters, Helen B Laws of Manasquan, NJ, Alma Goodman, Leah Morris and Josephine Bell of Powhatan, VA; four brothers, Irvin Bell, Paul Bell and Velon Bell of Powhatan, VA and George E. Bell of Petersburg, VA; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; a host of nieces, one devoted, Karen Bell; nephews, one devoted, Leon Bell; cousins and friends.

Now the laborer's task is over
Now the battle day is past
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last
Father, in thy gracious keeping
leave we now thy servant sleeping.
Grant, O Lord, to Elizabeth eternal rest and peace,
and let Thy eternal light perpetually shine upon her.
The Family


The family acknowledges with sincere thanks and appreciation
the kindness that has been extended, expressions
of sympathy and of support during this
time of bereavement. May God
bless each of you.
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