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Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Memorial Park

5740 West 19Th Street, Lubbock, TX

OBITUARY

Neily V. Bell

October 23, 1923August 11, 2019
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Neily Bell, 95, went to be in heaven with her savior on August 11, 2019. She was born in Rockwood, Texas, the daughter of Ludy and Rutilla Crutcher. She retired from Montgomery Ward and became a caregiver for over 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, James Bell, in 1977 and her grandson Colby McClellan on 7-14-2019.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Brannon, her son Jim Bell and wife Rene, grandsons, Todd Brannon and wife Erin, Ryan Bell and wife Amy, CJ Bell and wife Nicole, Barkley McClellan, Landon McClellan and wife Tyka, granddaughter in law, Heather McClellan. Great grandchildren Tyler Brannon, Teryn Brannon, Jayden Brannon, Cole Wallace and Zoey Bell and Levi McClellan and sister Ludy Bryan of Santa Ana, Texas.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Resthaven Funeral Home. Celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, in Abbey Chapel at 1:00PM Resthaven Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Biography

      Neily V. Bell was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Neily will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Neily was born on October 23, 1923 in Rockwood, Texas. She was the daughter of Alex and Rutilla Crutcher.  Neily was raised with a sister. Ludy. Neily was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her sibling. She and her sister experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.  As a young girl, Neily had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. However, to Neily, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

       Empathic and loyal, Neily was committed to making her new family happy. She exchanged wedding vows with James Bell. They shared 20 years of marriage. Neily worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Neily was blessed with two children, Sheila and Jim. Another blessing for Neily was the gift of five grandsons, Todd, Ryan, C J, Barkley and Landon.

      Fortunately, Neily enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Neily worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was home health. She retired from Montgomery Ward and became a caregiver for over 25 years. Neily always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Neily passed away on August 11, 2019 at Lakeridge Nursing and Rehabiliation in Lubbock, Texas. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Brannon; son Jim Bell and wife Rene; grandsons: Todd Brannon and wife Erin, Ryan Bell and wife Amy, C J Bell and wife Nicole, Barkley McClellan, Landon McClellan and wife Tyka; granddaughter in law, Heather McClellan; great-grandchildren: Tyler Brannon, Teryn Brannon, Jayden Brannon, Cole Wallace and Zoey Bell and Levi McClellan; and sister Ludy Bryan. Services were held at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Neily was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Neily was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Neily leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Neily V. Bell.