William Elijah “Deacon” Bell

August 15, 1924 - December 13, 2019

08/15/1924 - 12/13/2019

Past Services

Sunday December 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Monday December 16, 2019
Hobgood Cemetery
Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843
Monday December 16, 2019
Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church
208 South Bay Street
Hobgood, NC 27843

William Elijah “Deacon” Bell, age 95, of Hobgood, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.

He was born in Edgecombe County, NC on August 15, 1924 to the late George and Bessie Bell.  Deacon was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving a tour in France during World War II.  Deacon worked at Long Manufacturing in Tarboro for many years and enjoyed doing carpentry work in his spare time.  A long-time member of Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church, he loved his church and his church family dearly.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents Deacon was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edna Earl Braddy Bell; his sisters, Margaret Davis, Mary Grant, Sallie Brady, and Snora Neal Coker; and his brother, Alec Bell.

He is survived by his son, Dennis Bell and wife Kathy of Tarboro; his nephew/son, Al Brady of Hobgood; his sister, Annie Bell of Scotland Neck; his grandchildren, Amanda Bell of Traphill, NC and Bridgette Collier and husband Jeff of Hobgood; four great-grandchildren, Justin Bell and wife Holly, Cierra Joyner, Thomas Collier, and Alex Collier; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Dwight Jones presiding.  Interment will follow at Hobgood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to the Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 474, Hobgood, NC 27843 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Bell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Kimberly Respass Stallings
3 years ago

From the Family of Barbara Jean Hopkins Respass… Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Elijah’s passing. He will be greatly missed.

Mike and Kay Mann Anthony Bell
3 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Bell. I remember him as a child stopping by our house. I always like to hear the stories Alton has shared over the years about Mr. Bell. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Joshua and Bettie Dawson
3 years ago

Dennis and Family. Rowdy and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Daddy. Our prayers are with you and all your family at this time.

Diana and George Whaley
3 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your Father. We are so sorry to hear that! I liked your Father alot and enjoyed his sense of humor. Our sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

Walter and Joan Keel
3 years ago

So sorry for your lost. Prayers for the family

Debra and Gary Goff
3 years ago

Dennis I am so very sorry for your loss Uncle Elijah will greatly loved and he will be greatly loved still and missed by many