Rosa Nell Stegall Bean

Published 2:43 pm Monday, November 14, 2016

Rosa Nell Stegall Bean

November 14, 2016

Rosa Nell Stegall Bean, 87, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Monday, November 14, 2016.

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The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marty Brock and Rev. Joseph Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery with Brant Harrell, Jackson Harrell, Joseph Smith, Drex Lindsey, Gabe Parker and Seth Parker serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 2-3 p.m., at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: New Fountainhead Baptist Church, C/O Martha Rose Maxwell, 270 Lambert Harrell Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817 or Grace Christian Academy, 1301 Lake Douglas Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Rosa Nell Stegall was born March 28, 1929, in Colquitt, Ga., the daughter of John Walker Stegall and Rosa Mae Nalls Stegall. She was a member of New Fountainhead Baptist Church.

Nell was always on the go and wanted to be treated like a princess. She sported jewelry for every occasion and graciously posed for pictures to be taken. Nell loved her family and friends and kept up with their comings and goings through the newspaper. She had a knack for word search puzzles and was quite the pianist known for her natural talent. Her favorite song was “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again”.

Survivors include her children, Roy M. Bean of Lumberton, Miss., Charles Bean of Griffin, Ga., Rosemary Meggs and Pamela Bean Sandifer both of Bainbridge; her grandchildren, Jason, Christina, Shane, Misty, Jenna, Jody, Crystal, Joseph, Stacey and Luke; her twenty great-grandchildren; her two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including her special niece and caregiver, Judy Harrell Davis. Nell was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie M. Bean; her sons, Carroll Bean and James Bean; and her siblings, Albert Stegall, Edna Cato, Louise Powell, Ruby Hickey, Johnnie Harrell and Willa Casagrande.