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Lula Bell West


1940 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Lula Bell West Obituary
Lula Bell West

April 6, 1940 - May 10, 2018

SOUTH BEND - Lula Bell (Long) West, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

In 1964 Lula married John T. West, Sr.; from their union 8 children were born.

Lula was a devoted Jehovah's Witness and emphasized her Christian values to her children and grandchildren.

She was a very passionate and loving woman, which she showed in her career as a certified nursing assistant and personal care provider for many years. Lula's nurturing spirit overflowed into her community, opening doors to anyone in need. In 1980, Lula received the “Mother of the Year” award from the Southeast Side Neighborhood Center. Her strength and love for her family was unconditional.

Lula leaves to cherish her memory her husband, John T. West, Sr., sons, Craig (Kathy) West, John T. West, Jr., and Jason West; stepson, Robert Allen Williams; special sons, Earl Mosby, Maurice Ottbridge, Sr., Robert Anderson, and Robert Strickler; daughters, Deborah West, Charlotte Ottbridge, and Shannon (Marcus) Jackson; stepdaughter, Tomeka Ford; special daughters, Yvette West and Tonya Hawkins; sisters, Laura Gray, Billie (Joseph) Wesley, Mable Long, and Jeannette Long; brothers, John Ellis Green, Thomas (Marsha) Long, and Robert Long, 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.

The Funeral is 12:00 noon Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 18950 Roosevelt Rd., South Bend, IN 46614, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Hall. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be placed at www.cobbfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on May 16, 2018
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