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Mattie Sue White Bell

Mattie Sue White Bell

Mar 3, 1926

May 7, 2023


Mattie Sue White Bell, 97, of Georgetown died Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Nazarath Home- Clifton.

Visitation 10-12 Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Community Missionary Baptist Church 4909 E. Indian Trail. Funeral to follow at 12 noon. Burial Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Mattie Sue White Bell was born March 3, 1926 in Scott County, Kentucky to John White and Zelma DeSha. She was one of eleven children, all of whom preceded her in death. Mattie Bell was raised and educated in Scott County.

Upon her marriage to Richard Bell, Mattie moved to Louisville. To this union two children were born – Charles E. Bell and Gwendolyn Bell Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her son, Charles.

While raising her children and maintaining her home, Mattie modeled the benefits and value of hard work. In her prime, she worked at Parrot Cleaners and a few other cleaners. From there Mattie was employed at the Ammunitions Plant in Indiana. Finally, she worked at General Electric until her retirement.

Known to those close to her as a woman with a caring heart, Mattie was available to lend a helping hand. She was known for her baking skills and especially enjoyed making cakes. Mattie loved the challenge of recreating Kentucky State Fair cake winners. Never one to seek the limelight, she quietly helped neighbors and others in their times of need.

Mattie was known as a woman of style. Her attire was always coordinated and chic. No detail was overlooked even down to her nails. The attention to detail that she held for herself was showered on her grandsons as well. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading and completing word search puzzles.

While serving as a role model for her family, Mattie never confused her priorities. God was always first. From an early age, service to the Lord came first. She united with Hill Street Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Mitchell. While at Community Missionary Baptist Church, Mattie sang in the Senior Choir, ushered, and worked on committees for everything. True to her nature of working for the glory of God and not the praise of man, Mattie preferred to be a helper and not the leader.

On May 7, 2023 Mattie earned rest from her labors. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Gwendolyn Rodgers; her grandsons, Darren Rodgers (Jillian) and David Rodgers (Tonkeyta); her great grandchildren, Ezekiel, Lilliebelle, Jomiya, and DeWaynn; sister-in-law, Mary Collins; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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