The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Billy Ray Bell

Billy Ray Bell

Birth
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Jul 2005 (aged 68)
Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 138131452 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Billy Ray Bell

WEST TEXAS CITY — Billy Ray Bell departed this life on Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster.

Billy Ray was born July 23, 1936, in Galveston, Texas to the late Elmo Bell, Sr. and Vera Lee Mack Bell. He was educated in the public schools of La Marque and was a 1953 graduate of Lincoln High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1953-1961 receiving his honorable discharge. He retired from Houston Lighting and Power Company in 1992 and was a devoted and loyal member of Mt. Para Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City where he served in the Brotherhood, Bible Class and supported the church as a whole.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Elmo Bell, Jr., and Charles Bell.

Left to cherish his memories are his devoted and loving wife, Sandra Ann Boyer Bell of Texas City; his children, Diana Bell Taylor (Dr. Donald) of La Marque, Gwendolyn Bell Flemming (Smedga) of League City, Monica Bell of La Marque and Mishelene Bell of Houston; his siblings, Vivian Bell Curry and Beverly Bell Boyer both of Houston Lathaniel Dean Bell (Janice) of Missouri City and Ronnie Eugene Bell of Texas City; four grandchildren, Derreck, Jonte', Michael and A.J.; one great-granddaughter, Jada; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Mainland Funeral Home Chapel in La Marque and continue after 5 p.m. at Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church, 5917 Carver in Texas City where a wake will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the church, the Rev. Jerry B. Lee, Jr., pastor and the Rev. Dr. W. W. Jackson, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Mainland Funeral Home Published July 21, 2005
Galveston Daily News


Family Members

Parents
Siblings
Children

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Floyd Lanny Martin
  • Added: 1 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138131452
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Ray Bell (23 Jul 1936–17 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138131452, citing Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Floyd Lanny Martin (contributor 47610184) .