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Helen Bruce Bell


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Helen Bruce Bell Obituary
Helen Bruce Bell

Shreveport - Helen Bruce Bell was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. She was born on July 4, 1928; in Texarkana, TX, as the third child born to the late J.W. and Myrtle Bruce. A grave side memorial service to honor her will be held at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, in Wake Village, TX (on the outskirts of Texarkana, TX), on Saturday, September 22, at 11 A.M. Longtime family friend, Dr. Kenneth Hall will officiate.

Helen was a resident of Midland, TX where she had been living with her Son and his family. She lived much of her life, 60+ years, in Shreveport, LA. Helen lived a full, rich life loving Jesus, her family, and friends. She retired from Western Electric/AT&T. Mother loved her job and her Western Electric "family". Many of her co-workers fondly called her "Maw Bell".

Helen never met a stranger. She knew everyone is a child of God and is to be loved and treated with respect. She would routinely walk up to total strangers asking them if they knew Jesus. Helen was a long time active member of Ingleside Baptist Church and later Kingston Road Baptist Church. She loved singing in the senior "Goldtones" choirs, of both Churches.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers; G.V. and Gene Bruce; her sister, Betty Harvey Wilson, nieces; Georgia Ann Tatum and Pam Griggs all of Texarkana, TX and brother-in-law Cecil Morgan, of Baytown, TX.

Left to cherish her memory is her son Warren Bell, and wife Romae, of Midland, TX and her daughter Nancy Majure, and husband Don, of Greenwood, LA. Grandchildren: Allison Bell of Midland, TX, Caitlin Bell, of Lubbock, TX; Amanda Masih, and husband Fayyaz of Pickerington, Ohio; Daniel Majure, and wife Emma, of Pineville, LA. Sisters; Maxine Morgan of Baytown, TX and Ann Edwards, and husband Harold, of Mt. Pleasant, TX. Surviving in-laws; Vera Bruce and Ian Wilson, both of Texarkana, TX. Aunt Helen had a special relationship with all of her nieces and nephews.

Helen was a strong willed, hardworking, courageous, generous, smart, independent, and private woman. She had tremendous "grit" and gumption. She was a "no excuses" kind of person. Helen lived her life with integrity and fortitude. She was widely known for her wisdom and common sense. While it was hard for Helen to accept gifts or help from others, she always appreciated what others did for her. Her mission in life was to assist others, not with a hand out, but with a hand up.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our extended "Shreveport Family" including all of Mother's dear friends who have faithfully supported her.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Kingston Road Baptist Church, 8900 Kingston Road, Shreveport, LA, 71118; or, a .

Online condolences can be made at

http://www.lewallengarciapipkinfh.com/obituary/helen-m-bell
Published in Shreveport Times on Sept. 16, 2018
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