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Joye T. Bell

Memphis, TN

Mrs. Joye T. Bell, age 86, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Saturday, January 14, 2017. She was a retired teacher of 30 years from the former Memphis City Schools. Mrs. Bell taught Business Education for most of her career at George Washington Carver High School. Her father, the late Elihu Alonzo Teague, was the Assistant Principal at Manassas High School; her mother, the late Bennie Wymns Teague, was a renowned singer and pianist in Memphis and the surrounding area.

According to a former Carver student, Billy Gist, Jr, Mrs. Bell had "eyes in the back of her head and would hit your knuckles with a ruler if you dared to look at your fingers while typing."

Her daughter, Mrs. Joye Bell Jackson, a retired teacher of Las Vegas, attributed her classroom management style to her mother's no-nonsense, "the-bell-does-not-dismiss-you" approach.

Her son, Stan Bell, WDIA and V101 radio personality, offers that the "Daily Words of Wisdom" he conveys on his radio show are inspired by his beloved mother.

Mrs. Bell leaves to mourn her transition from this life, two children: Joye Bell Jackson (Gregory) of Las Vegas, and Stanley Alonzo Bell (Carla); five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Bennie Kelley (Augustus) of Beavercreek, OH; a step-daughter, Patricia Agnew; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and her spiritual family at St. John Baptist Church (Vance).

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:00 am – 10:55 am, immediately followed by the celebration services; both services will be held at St. John Baptist Church (Vance).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in her name, in the form of contributions to St. John Baptist Church (640 Vance Avenue): Benevolence Fund.

E.H. Ford Mortuary


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Published in The Commercial Appeal from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2017.
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January 25, 2019
Missing you sweet joy
Yvonne Joiner
January 22, 2017
January 21, 2017
Miss Joye-Pink Carnation
Stan Bell & Family ...

My sincere condolences for your loss. ;(

So many accomplishments, a wealth of hopes and dreams fulfilled and now a legacy to celebrate.

Today and always, may loving memories of Miss Joye bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

I'm honored/humbled to have known her ... she will truly be missed.

Rest assured Miss Joye and Miss Alberta ARE "having fun!" :)

Respectfully ...
Greg Davis
Greg Davis
January 21, 2017
Stan Bell prayers to you and your family...God is a comforter.
Sherry McIntyre-Howard
January 20, 2017
She was an inspirational, kind, loving woman of quiet strenght. She will be missed. To Stan, Carla, Joye and the entire family I pray for your peace. We pray for God's covering of the entire family during this season of loss and grief. Rest in the presence of God Ms. Joye.
Alvin and Joyce Clark
January 20, 2017
My condolences to the family..Ms Bell was the Best n Funniest typing teacher at Carver High..I am an excellent typer because of her
Pamela Lee
January 20, 2017
Joye and Stan,

Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Bell was surely another "Mom" for us. We will always remember her fondly and with great respect.
Donald Frieson
January 20, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Stan Bell and family. May the warm and happy memories you shared bring you solace in the days ahead. May God bless and strengthen you to endure your loss. John 5 : 25, 28,29
January 20, 2017
I am sorry for your loss . Rest in peace Ms . Bell! Carver High Class of 82
rita brown
January 20, 2017
Rest In Peace Ms. BELL
Melvin Tate
January 20, 2017
My deepest Condolences to the Bell Family. Mrs.Bell was my Business & Typing Teacher, class 71
Mrs.Linda Shirley-Harris
January 20, 2017
Rest in Paradise Ms. Bell...thoughts and prayers to you and your family Stan.
1974 Carver graduate
January 20, 2017
My friend and classmate, you have my deepest condolences in this difficult time, I pray the Lord will give you and your family strength in the days to come. Love You my brother!
Iris Young (Kimbrough)
January 20, 2017
You have our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. We will be praying for you and your and your family during this time of bereavement.

Michael & Jackie Manning
January 20, 2017
Didn't know Ms Bell personally but her legacy lives on through her son Stan and his family. May God continue to strengthen you in the coming days.

Your UT Martin friend and alumni
Sundra Milton
January 20, 2017
You and your family have my Deepest Sympathy.
Joyce Hudson
January 19, 2017
TO: The Joye T. BELL Family with Our Deepest Sympathy

FROM: Stephen L. (Shirl) Hayes and The Wiley College Choir (Marshall TX)

You were my teacher and a tremendous influence on me. Through you, I received an introduction to administrative/professional communication skills. You taught me consistency, order and discipline. These pillars have been a key to my Life's success.

In recent years, we rekindled our relationship as you supported my choral concerts with your presence. Mrs. Bell, my cup runneth over... Thank you.

With Love,... from the Choir, my wife and me.
Stephen and Shirl Hayes
January 19, 2017
May God bless you and the family.

Love Always,

Cousin Marcy
Marcy Marcus
January 19, 2017
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 19, 2017
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Marcy Marcus
January 18, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kim Burse
January 18, 2017
Our heart goes out to Stan and Carla Bell's Family...God Bless you all ...
Kevin,Alicia Davis ,and Family
January 18, 2017
I am truly sorry for your loss and here if you need me, praying for the family.

Your cousin,

Yvonne Joiner
January 18, 2017
I will miss the funny jokes that you used to crack in rehearsal and have everybody in stitches. The
quiet sweet look and smile on your face. Mrs.
Bell was a wonderful person. I will miss my dear

Aljuna Jones
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