BELL, Mrs. Lottie Lee - Age 68, transitioned from this life, Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the comfort of her home. Family hour 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1083 E. Stewart Ave., with funeral service commencing immediately at 12 Noon. Rev. Henderson Lee, presiding, Rev. Lewis Randolph, Host Pastor, Rev. Allen Overton, officiating. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 11 a.m. Friday. Mrs. Bell will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12-8 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m.
Mrs. Lottie Lee Bell was born September 24, 1943 in Crawford, Mississippi, raised by her mother, M.E. Fifer and Arthur Campbell. Accepting Christ at an early age, she was a faithful member of First Corinthian Baptist Church, where she served primarily as the church secretary. Her love for Christ allowed her to touch the hearts of many relatives and friends as she shared her unlimited love. Many knew her as a loving and caring individual who enjoyed putting a smile on faces with her jokes and never ending stories. She kept others laughing and opened her heart up to many young adults and spent countless hours helping seniors in the community. Lottie enjoyed cooking, giving and caring for others.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her four children; one daughter and three sons, Phyllis of Grand Blanc, MI, Kareem (LaSheca) of Flint, Khalil (Rachel) of Grand Blanc, MI and Hiram of Flint; step-son, Kevin Tolon; 9 grandchildren; four girls and five boys: Taylor, Ayanna, Jania, Kayla, Tyon, Kier, Hiram Jr., Kareem Jr., and Kameron; sisters and brothers, Dorothy (J.D.) Hart of St. Louis, MO, Lois (Robert) Hairston of Flint, Arthur (Ella) Campbell of Maywood, IL, Walter Campbell of Crawford, MS, Prest Samuel of Burton, MI, and Albert Samuel of Flint; 3 life-time God-children, Camika (Carleton) Vorrice, Nicole Howard, LaVera (Larry) Wilson, with special acknowledgement of Dave Samuel and family of Memphis, TN, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends.
Ms. Bell is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Bell; mother, M.E. Campbell; father, Arthur Campbell; sister, Odessa Wicks; and God-daughter, Joice Howard.
The family would like to express special thanks to Elizabeth Brown a devoted friend, Sadie Hairston a sustaining relative and friend, the Griggs family, Edlene Pope, and Hasselbring Senior Community Center.