Theresa Morgan Bell

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Theresa Morgan Bell, 86, of Brinson, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023.

The funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Spring Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Johnny Roberts officiating.  Interment followed at Brinson Cemetery with Rusty Morgan, Scott Morgan, Chandler Morgan, Bert Singletary, Ricky Faircloth, and Jamie McMillan serving as active pallbearers. Deacons of Spring Creek Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund, 2635 Highway 253, Donalsonville, GA 39845.

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Theresa Morgan was born December 2, 1936, in Boyle, Miss., the daughter of Ira & Juanita Collins Morgan. She was a graduate of Boyle High School and later earned a degree in education from Delta State University.  She married Harry Tyson Bell, Sr. in 1956, and twenty or so years later they moved to Southwest Georgia. Theresa retired from Decatur County Schools. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.

Thirty-two years of a no-nonsense approach gave Theresa a lengthy list of lives she touched from Oaks Academy, Hutto Jr. High School, and Bainbridge Middle School. She loved her students and spent every day teaching them the ways of the world. In her off time, puzzles and fishing filled her days. Theresa’s favorite gathering involved cooking and eating fish.

Survivors include her sons, Harry Tyson Bell, Jr. (Kathy) of Lake Seminole and Terry James Bell (Michelle) of Brinson; her grandchildren, Jessica, Alex (Lyndsey), and MaryAnna (Kebo); her great-grandchildren, Morgan Louise, Logan, Joshua, Norah, Keira, Brock, and Josey; and her brothers, James Lamar Morgan (Beverly) of Boyle, MS and Harris Mac Morgan (Hellen) of White, Ga. In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Harry Tyson Bell, Sr.; her daughters, Linda Loyce Bell and Brenda Joyce Bell; and her grandsons, Greg Bell and Shawn Bell.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)