Latrece Miranda Bell

September 4, 1978April 20, 2011

Latrece Miranda Bell, 32, of Humble entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 20, 2011. She was born September 4, 1978 in Houston to Joseph and Evangeline Bell. Latrece is survived by her loving parents, Joseph and Evangeline Bell; sister, Lora Rosemon and husband Kenneth; god-child, Amaya Ragland; grandmother, Dorothy Bell; many other relatives and a host of friends. A memorial celebration of life will be 12:30 PM Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Brookside Funeral Home. Many things can be said about Latrece Bell, known to friends and family as a friendly, loving, warm hearted, quiet nature, ambitious woman. Even as a child, she demonstrated strong qualities of self- confidence, determination, inner beauty, with a sparkling smile, and a gentle laughter. She had a great positive attitude growing up into adulthood. She was a beautiful angel with a warm heart and loving spirit. She grew up with her younger sibling, Lora always protecting her. Even with Lora’s mischievous ways, Latrece always tried to guide Lora in making right decisions. Since the age of nine, education was important to her as she led Lora with her studies and projects. As children, they enjoyed each other and they were inseparable. Even though they were not twins, they possessed alike attributes such as dressing alike, playing dolls, and watching their favorite cartoons. One fond memory of Lora and Latrece was when they would comb their grandpa Leo’s hair and each one had a side and they better not touch the other one’s side. Supported and encouraged her sister, she became her talent manager of Belle (Lora’s stage name) and modeling career. Latrece surrounded herself with family members. Her Grandmother Eva enjoyed telling her stories with her and Lora. Her past times were never dull as she also played with close cousins including Grezalda, Brenda, Michelle, Sharon, Joseph, and Jacob. Latrece enjoyed her mom’s cooking and one of her favorite dishes was spaghetti, beef soup, and seafood. Her favorite desserts included a variety of desserts. As a teenager, she was eager to start working which lead to her independent character. Her first job was at Jean West in Greenspoint Mall. One of the first things she purchased was fashionable clothes, shoes, and a white dodge avenger. While attending MacArthur High School, she was an over achiever and genuinely enjoyed learning. She had a creative mind-set, making costume jewelry and drawing. Her past times included attending the Greenspoint, Sharpstown, and Galleria Malls and also enjoyed talking on the phone and listening to music. Her favorite artists were R. Kelley, Beyonce, H-Town, and Jodeci. She started her college years by attending North Harris community College. There she started to establish lasting friendships, one of them was with Carmen Martinez which later on would become her best friend. They met while Jackie Adams a close family friend introduced Lora and Carmen at a modeling event. Latrece was also part of the activities but preferred to be behind the scenes and learned the business side of things. One of the things they did together was being part of Figure 8, a promotional female marketing team. With Latrece, Carmen and several other colleges they promoted different organizations and charity events. Latrece would constantly want Carmen to teach her Spanish over the years and one of her favorite quotes was “todo esta bien” which meant “everything is all right”! Over the Years Latrece and Carmen shared a strong bond and would be inseparable. They traveled together and attended many social events including Latrece’s 1st time attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Carmen attending the infamous Kappa Beach party in Galveston. They traveled to Las Vegas together for the 1st time. Carmen recalls “out of the 12 years I knew Latrece our first disagreement was in Las Vegas… I can’t recall what started it but we both pouted and cross our arms like we were 10 years old as we walked down the Vegas strip waiting to see who would apologize 1st, but we walked for a few minutes and then came across a funny ad and we looked at each other and smiled and said ok where are we going to dinner? “One comical instance was when Carmen attended a family event at Latrece’s grandmother house and walked passed her grandmother; she mistakenly thought she was her sister Lora. But above all they shared love no matter what , trust, and where always there for each other. A person they can both count on and with no hesitation they would help each other out. Carmen always looked out for Latrece and encouraged her career and motivated her dreams of becoming the best Realtor in Houston. After graduating from the University of Houston with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance, she proceeded with her passion of business in real estate, entrepreneurship, marketing and management. She achieved membership in the Business Honor society, was treasurer of Beta Gamma Sigma, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She began her professional real estate license career in January 2003. She gained hands on experience with a high profile real estate broker. She joined one of the top nationally recognized firms to participate in structured in-house training, seminars, and education. She became president and broker of Latrece Bell Real Estate. Professional affiliation included Houston Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. Her mission was to offer an elite professional real estate services by specializing in luxury living for the life style of buyers and sellers. Her goal was to successfully execute the real estate transaction by ambitiously satisfying individuals needs with honest, integrity, market expertise, professionalism, and invest possibilities. Her passion became opening doors to living beautifully. She was considered a good friend by many peers and colleagues. She stayed one step ahead by planning and scheduling her daily activities as well as her travels. Many of her favorite destinations included Germany, Italy, Paris, Hawaii, Jamaica, New York, LA, and Las Vegas. One unforgettable city became Miami, it became the ladies favorite destination. During the 1st trip where cousins Yolanda, tiffany, Lora and Carmen attended; Latrece was the go getter out of all the ladies. She made sure that they received VIP treatment and was a smooth talker with anyone in charged to make sure that everyone had a great time. Latrece’s socially outgoing personality was something that many picked up the moment she walked in a room. Enjoying life memories became her passion as she captured every moment with taking pictures. She brightened the room with her outgoing personality leaving lasting impressions when she met new individuals. Her friends remember her constant words of encouragement, good listener, and motivational conversations. Latrece leaves behind her a legacy of long friendships, cherish memories. Anyone whose life Latrece touched will dearly miss her and will remember Miss Bell.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 30, 2011

Latrece Miranda Bell

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April 19, 2012

To the family of Latrece, may God keep you & lift you up in Prayer. Much love, Paula!!!

May 17, 2011

My sincere & heartfelt sympathy to the Bell family & extended family. May God be with you. Keep him near. He is just a prayer away.

Paula & Ray

Valarie McGregor

May 11, 2011

I light this candle for you knowing you are on the other side of the shining light. More than likely doing the Latrece dance, making up some exercise routine, or even with a long list of question discussing with God. Whatever you may be doing I know the angels are getting a laugh and a smile.
Latrece you were more than just a cousin, you were my little sister. I know you are with God and all the Saints but I just want to wake up and know its was just a dream and you are there. But I must wipe my tears and God to comfort my broken heart and just remember all the good times.
I love you truly and will miss you dearly....R.I.P my sweet cousin.
Love Always

May 11, 2011

Fly Away
Fly away, fly away my free bird with your wings soaring in the winds for now you are free
You are free of sadness and the sorrow, now you have joy and peace you so longed for
Fly away free like the birds in the wind spreading your beautiful wings among us
You have given so much joy to us all and touch so many lives in a special way
For it is hard letting go it’s like a dream just waiting to wake up and you‘ll be there. I love you and you will truly be missed
Fly away my free bird and spread your wings….
Love Always,
Your Cousin Valarie

Ngina Stringer-Hardy

May 11, 2011

So very sad to just find out about Latrece. Latrece you were such a sweet young lady with a vibrant spirit and a kind heart. I still remember seeing you sweet smile daily at PVAMU! Your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you love! Ngina Stringer-Hardy

May 10, 2011

My prayers are with the family. May GOD continue to lift your spirits.

Fallon Rosignon

May 7, 2011

Latrece you were a beautiful being and I will never forget you. I remember when Lora had a first notty girl party and we were dancing and having so much fun and then we went to Club Belvedere and danced all night. I thank God for have that much fun with you that night which was 2 years ago and when I saw you in March you always say when we going out because we had so much fun that time. I will always think of you and you will never be forgotten. You are with our Lord and Savior now and you have no worries now. Latrece you will be missed and everytime Lora and your mom start to cry when they think about you give them a memory that will make them laugh to turn that frown into a smile. To the Bell family, be strong and I will be praying for you all.

Neicy Brown

May 6, 2011

My deepest condolences go out to all of Latrece's family; may God keep you lifted in prayer.

Neicy & Anthony Brown

May 3, 2011

My heart is heavy right now. I went to high school with Latrece Bell and I remember her as a very beautiful, happy young lady with a smile that could outshine anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Latrece's family. May God have mercy on her soul.

Nina Austin

May 3, 2011

I didn't know Latrece personally, yet I am her colleague a member of the Houston Association of Realtors. On behalf of of my company, Citywide Realty & Investment Group, and my family. We express our "deepest" sympathy, and will keep you all in our prayers during this time of sadness. We pray that the love Latrece deposited into your hearts will remain with you all as a legacy. May the Lord keep you all. . .