Minnie Belle Stegall

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Minnie Belle Stegall

  • Birth 31 Jul 1900 Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 23 Jun 1926 Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 39249118

Minnie Bell Stegall was the fourth of ten children born to John Samuel "Buddy" Stegall and Mollie Catherine Price Stegall.

The following is obituary that was published in the Pontotoc Progress:

"Miss Minnie Bell Stegall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stegall, was born July 3, 1900, and died June 23, 1926. She was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. She died at the home of her mother's sister, Mrs. Minnie Roye, where she was moved when her oldest brother that was at home had to be carried to the hospital in May 1926, to have his appendix removed.

"She has lived the nearest to a righteous life of any person I have ever known. She became a member of the Baptist Church of the Community of Woodland when she was very young. She is remembered by the energetic Sunday school work she rendered in that community. Her life has been filled with kindness and love to other people. Since her mother died about three years ago, she has been both mother and sister to her three brothers, who were single, and sister. She, herself, has been confined to bed for about two years. Through love, kindness and sympathy she has been able to guide her younger sister and brothers as wonderfully as any mother could guide her own children. She never commanded, but only expressed her wish and it was always carried out. She enjoyed her joys and troubles. Nothing was too big or too little for Minnie Bell to get her attention. I have spent many a happy hour reading and talking with her.

"The sympathy, council, and inspiration she could give, I have never found in any other person. To know her was to love her.

Minnie Bell very patiently endured the pain and suffering of the fatal disease tuberculosis, trying not to give any trouble and care to others. When her aunt, Minnie Roye, was standing by her bedside a few days before she died she told her she knew she would live but a few more days in this world and then she was going to be with her mother and was ready to meet God. She asked her aunt not to grieve for her then for she would be at rest.

"We thank God for this dear girl whom he let live in this sinful world so short a time. May her strong character give strength to others as it has given to me. May God bless her dear sisters and brothers to hope and trust in Him."

---Written by Flauda Gilbert


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  • Maintained by: Becky Maner
  • Originally Created by: Frankie Randall
  • Added: 9 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39249118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Belle Stegall (31 Jul 1900–23 Jun 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39249118, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Becky Maner (contributor 46813170) .