Addie Flint Bell

Published 10:42 am Sunday, July 7, 2019

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Addie Flint Bell died early on Monday morning, July 1, 2019.  She had suffered dementia for several years and lived at the Davie Nursing and Rehab Center the last few months of her life.

She was a daughter of the late Lindsay and Zelma Flint, born on Aug. 13, 1925 in Davie County. She was the oldest of six daughters.  She was married to Elvie Bell Sr. on July 15, 1943 and enjoyed 76 years with her life partner.  Four sons were birthed to this union.

She was educated in the public schools of Davie County, and graduated from Davie County Training School. She performed domestic work for the Ralph Ketner family in Salisbury for many years and later worked at Canon Mills in China Grove, before retiring due to a back injury. She was a lifelong and active member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, where she served on the following ministries: Deaconess, missionary, hsher, secretary, Sunday school secretary and teacher.  She spent many hours knitting and crocheting with her sisters.  She would sell some, but gave most away to the family, community, and youth in the church. She always made holiday seasons festive while enjoying and feeding her family and friends by serving her cakes and pies.

She was also preceded in death by: 2 sons, Elvie Bell Jr., and James Walter Bell; 3 sisters, Mildred Blackwell, Willie Mae Smoot and Zelda Naylor.

Survivors: her husband, Elvie Bell Sr. of Davie Nursing and Rehab Center; 2 sons, Bobby (Verona) Bell of Lexington, and Larry (Robin) Bell of Roanoke, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Rose Bell of Kannapolis; 3 sisters, Geneva Foote, Betty Frost and Rachel Carson, all of Mocksville; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her funeral service was held Saturday, July 6 at noon at New Bethel Baptist Church in Mocksville. The Rev. John Bankhead officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends at the church 30 minutes before the service.