Rachel Bell was born November 24 , 1918 , to the late Joe and Lillie Bell Simmons. She was the 6th child of that union. Rachel loved school but stopped in the 3rd grade to help out in the home . Rachel met and married Raymond Artis Sr. From this union two children were born , Raymond Jr. and Betty . Rachel was creative and started making her own clothes . After marrying her second husband Otis Bell , Rachel became a seamstress. They owned and managed many cleaners in Brooklyn N.Y. and Savannah Ga. Rachel attended The United House Of Prayer For All People, where she became a Queen at the tender age of fifteen years old . Rachel was an active member of the Queen Board until her transition Home. Rachel loved to sit in the front seat in church, to really enjoy the bands . Rachel worked at Tideland for twelve years . Rachel lived along and prosperous life. Preceding her in death was her mother and father Joe and Lillie Bell Simmons , all her brothers and sisters Georgia, Eland ,Theresa, Richard, Clifford , Joe Jr., her husband Otis Bell , her son Raymond Jr., and her great grandson Tashawn Qualls precedded her in death. She leave to cherish her memories; her one and only daughter Betty Artis Smith, adopted son Thomas ( Tonya ). Seven grandchildren ,Leslie ( Michael ) Fort Worth Tx. , Gregory ( Mary ) Dothan Al. , Gwendolyn ( Kevin ) Wilkes Barre Pa. , Charles ( Angie ) , Marcus ( Teresa ) Rahway N.J. , Sean ( Rosa ) Hayward Ca. , Christopher ( Crystal ) Edison N.J. 14 Great Grands, 20 Great Great Grands , 5 Great Great Great Grands . 2 Special Sister In Laws Carrie and Doll , and a Host of Neices and Nephews and Cousins.
Adams announces funeral services for Saint Rachel M. Bell which will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at United House of Prayer for All People located 1805 Ogeechee Rd.
Viewing: Friday, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. at the funeral home.
Interment: Woodville Cemetery.
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