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Veola Bell

September 16, 1950 October 18, 2023
Veola Bell
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Mrs. Veola Bell fondly known as “Vee” was born September 16, 1950, in Earle, AR to Mr. George Burton and Mattie Mae Payne. She departed this life on Wednesday October 18, 2023, in her home. 

She accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Rev. R. L. Kelly at New Bethal Baptist Church. She was a member of Longley Baptist Church for 36 years where she served as the PALS (Pioneers at Longley) President for 10 plus years and a greeter. You can always find her and her family on the fifth pew to the right. Veola work at Dassault Falcon Jet for 10 years and retire in 2009, where she met her forever friends. They enjoyed meeting up and having lunch. Always known as a “Diva” for her stylish outfits and classy demeanor. She was loved and admired.

She entered holy matrimony on May 30, 1970, to Mr. David C. Bell Sr., to this union 4 children were born. Loved dearly by her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She had a special place in her heart for her love David. And shared a special bond with her children and grandchildren. She loved her family and spending time with her sisters. Veola was a sweet, loving, supportive, and giving, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Veola is preceded in death by her father George Burton, Mother Mattie Mae Payne, Stepfather Robert Payne Sr., Bothers Robert (Turkey) Payne Jr., Odis Burton, Arthur Payne, and Izeal (Ike) Payne, sisters Gloria Stevenson, Luereather (Lue) Bolden, (2) grandsons, and (1) great granddaughter.

She leaves to cherish her memories a husband David C. Bell Sr. of Little Rock, AR, 3 siblings, Eva Scott of Little Rock, AR, Floristein Currie and Dollester Kaywood of Milwaukee, WI., 4 children Anthony G. Bell, Catina N. Bell, and David C. Bell Jr. of Little Rock, AR., Yolanda L. Bell of Alexander, AR., 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Longley Baptist Church, 9900 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock. Visitation 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, October 10, 27, 2023 at funeral home. Interment Haven of Rest Cemetery, Little Rock.

Services entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock, AR. "IN YOUR TIME OF NEED...WE CARE."

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