Lillie Mae Tyson Bell

Published 7:40 am Wednesday, April 25, 2012

November 23, 1916 –

April 24, 2012

A funeral service for Lillie Mae Tyson Bell, 95, of Brinson, GA, will be held Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Brinson Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron McCaskill officiating. Interment will follow at Brinson Cemetery with her grandsons serving as active pallbearers.

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The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Lillie Mae was born November 23, 1916 near Donalsonville, GA, the daughter of Will T. Tyson and Melvina Coleman Tyson. She passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was a graduate of Seminole County High School and was a retired insurance sales representative. She was a member of Brinson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Bell; two sons, Wayne Bell and Tyson Bell; two daughters, Gloria Bell and Helen B. Waddell; her sister, Agnes Flowers; and three grandsons, Larry Bell, Greg Bell, and Shawn Bell.

Survivors include her sons, Benny R. Bell and his wife, Terry, of Bainbridge, Ga., and Tommy Bell and his wife, Sherry, of Brinson, Ga.; her daughters, Jean Tucker of Bainbridge, Ga., Linda Faircloth, of Bainbridge, Ga., and Melba Earnest and her husband, Glenn, of Brinson, Ga.; her 28 grandchildren; her 40 great-grandchildren; and her 11 great-great-grandchildren.