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Willie Jo Rowe Bell

November 12, 1933 — February 22, 2024

Moultrie

Willie Jo Rowe Bell, 90, of Moultrie, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2023, at Legacy Village at Park Regency.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with the Reverend Charlie Tucker officiating.  Interment will follow in Rose of Sharon Cemetery. 

The family will receive family and friends from 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.

Casketbearers will be her grandsons, Bryan Herring, Grant Bell, Harrison Bell, Bill Holbrook, and Jeff Lawrence. 

Born November 12, 1933, in Moultrie, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Ivey Rowe and Ethel Willis Rowe.  She was a faithful member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church where she held many positions and had great joy teaching young children and serving the Lord.  Mrs. Bell worked at Warner Brothers in Moultrie in her early years and was a paraprofessional at Funston Elementary School for a short time.   However, most of her time she would be found in her kitchen cooking for her family and friends, including the farm workers and neighbors in the community.   Mrs. Bell managed the family hog operation for many years which included birthing and caring for the pigs.   She had a passion for gardening, maintaining flower beds and making the yards around her home look beautiful.    Mrs. Bell was an excellent seamstress and would sew clothing for her family and herself.    She enjoyed being outdoors, going fishing while spending quality time with her family.    Mrs. Bell was a true southern lady, who was loved and cherished by all.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Charles Irwin Bell, Sr.; brothers, J.B. Rowe, Ray Rowe, Carl Rowe, and Ralph Rowe. 

Survivors include her children, Rhonda Bell Hatcher of Albany, GA, Tammi Bell Herring and husband Bill of Hoschton, GA, Charlie Bell and Valrie of Moultrie, GA, and Rodney Joe Bell of Doerun, GA; grandchildren, Blaire Hatcher Holbrook and husband Bill, Mallory Hatcher, Bryan Herring, Allison Herring Lawrence and husband Jeff, Grant Bell and wife Katie, Harrison Bell and wife Allison; great-grandchildren, Jonah, Rebekah, Lydia, Levi, Hallie, Camille, Anslee and Jake; sister, Laura Anne Ackley and husband Eddie of Albany, GA.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of the kind caregivers and staff of Legacy Village and Hospice, who graciously loved and cared for “Mama Jo” the last several years.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

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Doerun, GA 31744

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

231 Sam Sells Road
Doerun, GA 31744

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