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Inez Barnett Bell

November 9, 1927 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 93)

Inez Barnett Bell, 93, of Pennington, Alabama passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Crossett.  She was born on November 9, 1927, to her parents, Dewey and Rosalie Blissett Barnett.  Inez was a southern Baptist and a faithful member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Pennington, AL. 

On November 9, 1946, Inez married her best friend and soulmate, JC Bell, a love affair that would last seventy years.  Together, they raised five children in a home full of love while teaching them the importance of serving and worshiping the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Inez enjoyed sitting outside watching the hummingbirds, working in her vegetable garden, sewing, and cross stitching.  Her dumplings, cheese biscuits, and pecan pie were amazing and if you were visiting, she never let your sweet tea glass become empty.

Inez was a natural nurturer with a servant’s heart.  She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a proud grandmother who took great care of her family, whom she loved with all her heart.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, JC Bell; three sisters, Mamie Nugent, Johnnie Mae Bostic, and Mary Beth Edgar; three brothers, Harland, Cordell, and Raymond “Buddy” Barnett; and a son-in-law, Wayne Sheffield.

She leaves behind five children, Gloria Deal (Gayle), and Becky Wheeler (Ronnie) all of Crossett, Wanda Busby (CH) of Butler, AL, Marsha Sheffield of Meridian, MS, James Bell of Pennington, AL, and a cherished “adopted” daughter, Roberta Durbin (George) of Katy, TX; one sister, Hazel Townsend of Crossett; along with twelve grandchildren, Russ, Denise, LeAnne, Angela, Tiffany, Jennifer, Tonda, Tim, Terrah, James Daniel, Scott, and Justin; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A Visitation for local friends will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23rd at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday October 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  in Pennington, AL at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Wheeler, officiating, followed by interment at Ebenezer Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Ebenezer Cemetery donations may be made in care of the Ebenezer Baptist Church P.O. Box 197 Pennington AL 36916



 Service Information

October 23, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 HWY 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

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