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 Betty <I>Newsome</I> Bell

Betty Newsome Bell

Mississippi, USA
Death 20 Sep 1990 (aged 79)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot 11
Memorial ID 17753297 · View Source
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Betty Bell was born in Heathman, Sunflower County, Mississippi on June 23, 1911. She was the 5th child of William and Savannah McCray Newsome.

During her active years she served in the ministry of the Pilgrim Home MB Church and when she moved to Chicago, she joined First Corinthians MB Church. She married Albert Bell on December 3, 1928. Together they raised Willie Mae, Samuel and Shirley.

BIG MOMMA as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren, was active in the NAACP and the Eastern Stars.

She passed away in her Chicago home on Thursday September 20, 1990. November 1, 2011, "Big Momma" welcomed her eldest daughter and my mother, Willie M. Leonard.

This small memorial is being made in tribute to her and if she is looking at this moment, she will fuss about it, but its something I wanted to do because I miss her so much!

Love you Big Momma!


  • Created by: Exquisite528
  • Added: 30 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17753297
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Newsome Bell (23 Jun 1911–20 Sep 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17753297, citing Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Exquisite528 (contributor 46608482) .