Billie J Bell
November 26, 1929 – September 4, 2019
Billie Johns Bell, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grand-mother and great grandmother, went home to Glory on September 4, 2019. She was surrounded by family as she joined Gods Army. She was born November 26, 1929, in Atmore, Alabama, the second of three children of the late Ben and Myrtle Johns. Her brother Ben Jr, also predeceased her.
After a childhood in Atmore, Billie moved to Pensacola and attended Pensacola High School graduating in 1948. She was a bookkeeper by trade but a wonderful mother of four by design. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Pensacola. Billie was an accomplished seamstress, loved playing cards and was an avid Golfer. Her favorite things were sunshiny days, happy people and little children.
She leaves behind the love of her life, S.J. They recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. She is also survived by her brother Jerry Johns, daughters Michele (Stan) Werner, Marcy (Scott) Forster and sons Scott (Mary Kaye) Bell, and Blake Bell. Billie enjoyed eight wonderful grandchildren: Tim (Holli) Werner, Tiffany (John) Ferguson, Stefani Ramos, Lindsey (Tommy) DeLaMare, Jeff (Erika) Bell, Maddie Bell, Ali Bell, Sydney Foster, Jack Bell and Emily Bell. She cherished seven great grandchildren.
Billie’s funeral service will be held Monday at Fisher Pou/Bayview Chapel. Visitation with the family will begin at 2:00 pm with the service following at 3:00 pm. There will be a private graveside service with the family.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her grand and great grandsons, Tim Werner, Jeff Bell, Tommy DeLaMare, John Ferguson, Tyler Dickerson and Cooper Ramos.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to The Blake, Vitas Hospice especially Gwen and Kelly, Jake from State Farm and all of those caregivers involved in Billie’s last days. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Ministries of First Baptist Church of Pensacola or Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.
- S.J. Bell, Husband
- Jerry Johns, Brother
- Michelle (Stan) Werner, Daughter
- Marcy (Scott) Forster, Daughter
- Scott (Mary Kaye) Bell, Son
- Blake Bell, Son
- She is also survived by her eight wonderful grandchildren: Tim (Holli) Werner, Tiffany (John) Ferguson, Stefani Ramos, Lindsey (Tommy) DeLaMare, Jeff (Erika) Bell, Maddie Bell, Ali Bell, Sydney Foster, Jack Bell and Emily Bell. She cherished seven great grandchildren.
- Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2019
Billie J Bell
September 9, 2019
Well, as far as Mother-in-Laws are concerned.... She was the best... Everytime she would call Marcy, she would insist on talking to me as well. She always brightened my day, she was such a joy and holly cow, funny as she could be...I will miss her dearly ...
September 9, 2019
I want to send my sincere condolences to Billies living husband, SJ , Marcie and the rest of Billie’s wonderful family today, after hearing about her passing. I met SJ a few times but felt I knew him, when Billie and I played golf together many years ago at Osceola golf course! She spoke so lovingly about him many, many times! I knew you, Marci , when you were married to my nephew Tim. You were always so sweet and beautiful to me ! Billie was at the top of my list, in portraying a close walk with God! She was always kind, sweet and loving! Always looked like she just stepped out of the beauty shop!!☺️ She was one of my favorite people to play golf with because she was an encourager! I got out of golfing many years ago but never forgot Billie Bell! She left a lasting impression on me and my heart aches for you all left behind, but I know the sunset of her passing will never fade away in the many lives she touched along the way! She will be waiting for you all on the other side. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all today and the weeks and years ahead❣️🙏
September 8, 2019
JS & Family,
I met Billie on one of her favorite places, playing golf. LOL She had such a beautiful spirit about her and her smile. So glad to have shared some cherished memories with her. Thank the Lord for such great memories, on and off the golf course.
Remembering you and family in prayer.
Joy Hutchnson (member of Marcus Pointe Ladies Golf Club)