Juanita Bell

April 23, 1927March 14, 2023
Obituary of Juanita Bell
Juanita Bell was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Aunt and caring friend who lived a long, loving life. Life Reflections Juanita Bell was born on April 23rd, 1927 to Estelle and Ashley Carter in Harlem, NY. She was the oldest of the children; she and her younger brother, Ashley Carter, Jr. (predeceased) were educated in New York Public schools. Juanita graduated from Central Commercial High School where she learned to make patterns for clothes. Juanita was a great dancer where she met her future husband, Nathaniel Joseph Bell (deceased) at the Savoy Ballroom and were married in 1943. Of this union, they had two children, Dolores and Antonia (both deceased) and moved to Brooklyn, NY. Work Life Juanita was an industrious mother that worked as a Domestic Employee until she entered Nursing School and graduated as an LPN in 1964. She was employed at Bellevue Hospital as a Psychiatric Nurse and at Gracie Square Hospital at night as a Geriatric Nurse until 1972. She then went to work in Brookdale Hospital in the Childrens Psychiatric Department until she retired in 1992. She was also a Union Delegate for 1199 Hospital Employees. Second Shot at Love Juanita received a second shot at love in the early 1960's. She then met Morris Andrews; they were together until his death in 1990. They saw the world together while raising a blended family. She was a member of Christian Life Center in Brooklyn, NY. While living in Brooklyn, she was the Block Leader for Jefferson Ave. New Life Juanita relocated to Las Vegas in 1996; she was 71. She became a member of Mountain Top Faith Ministries in 2000 and served as a Greeter to welcome all that came to worship for many years. Juanita was active politically in Pres. Obama's campaigns. She often referred to him as her son-in-law and loved Mrs. Obama. Juanita survived colon cancer and the pandemic. She credited her faith in God that brought her through and Pastor Clinton House with the online services. Juanita was an outgoing, vivacious lady, a lover of great music and traveling. As being a Great-Grandmother, she spent summers with her 3 Great-Grandsons when they were young, giving them a sense of adventure and love. She had a love of Broadway and a smile that would warm your heart. Juanita was called to glory on March 14, 2023 to be with her daughters in Heaven. She leaves to cherish her memory her Grand-Daughters, Michelle Bell (Las Vegas), Crystal Hill (Brooklyn, NY); Great-Grandsons, Mark Kelliehan (Las Vegas), Desmond Bell (Brooklyn, NY), Nathaniel Kelliehan (Philadelphia, PA); Great-Granddaughter, Ciera Banks (Brooklyn, NY); Great-Great Granddaughters, Denisha Bell (Brooklyn, NY), Jaciera Banks (Brooklyn, NY); Great-Great Grandsons, Jeremiah Kelliehan (Las Vegas), Antwan Howlett (Little Rock, AK); Nephews, Alvin Malloy (Adrienne) Brooklyn, NY; Clifford Malloy (Brooklyn, NY); Nieces, Cynthia Malloy (Schenectady, NY) and Vivian Malloy Clark (Tallahassee, FL). SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION Lt. Colonel (Ret) Patricia Jackson Kelley; Ms. June Allen; Ms. Sally Eisenberg; Cal and Roberta Davis; Zackerie Richardson; Tyrrell Brown; MountainTop Faith Ministries Family and a host of cousins and friends near and far. Acknowledgements Sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for their prayers and support. May God continue to bless each of you. A visitation for Juanita will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Palm South Jones Mortuary, 1600 South Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146. A funeral service will occur Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Mountaintop Faith Ministries, 2845 S. Lindell Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. Committal service to follow at Palm Northwest Cemetery, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bell family.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Palm South Jones Mortuary

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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11:00 am

Mountaintop Faith Ministries

Thursday, March 30, 2023