Kenneth Bell arises from a large and loving extended family from around Roanoke and neighboring communities. He was born in Randolph County, Alabama on August 6, 1973 to the parentage of the late Mr. Eddie Lee Morgan and the late Ms. Rosie Mae Bell.
He spent a lot of time with his "surrogate mother" the late Joann Hopper, who took him to New Harmony Baptist Church where he regularly participated in the choir and the youth department. He later joined First Baptist Church where he also enjoyed singing in the choir. A life-long resident of Roanoke, he attended school here in the community. Kenneth prided himself on being a huge Alabama football fan. He liked to keep himself busy. He found things to do by working around Roanoke Stock Yards, and also did construction work. He was employed as a welder for over 15 years at Plantation Patterns in Wadley, but -- not afraid to tackle any job, he also considered himself a "jack-of-all-trades."
Kenneth married to the former Miss Monica Hambrick of Roanoke, AL.
As a young man, perhaps the greatest challenge he had to face in this life was being diagnosed with cancer; undergoing treatment; and ultimately having to stand face to face with his own mortality. Staring mortality squarely in it's face -- Kenneth transitioned from this life on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, Georgia.
What Cancer Cannot Do
Author: Dr. Robert L. Lynn
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot eat away peace. It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship. It cannot shut out memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.
We, who continue to hold fast to love, hope, faith, peace, confidence, friendship, and memory are: his wife, Monica Hambrick of Roanoke, AL; two children: a son, TayShawn Kentavious Bell and daughter, Shambreka Nicole Green of LaGrange, GA; three (3) grandchildren; five (5) brothers: Manuel Bernard Bell (Kathy) of LaGrange, GA, Vincent Bell (Shanika) and Victor Bell both of Roanoke, AL, Gary Morgan (Lisa) and Timmy Morgan (Felicia) both of Franklin, GA; two (2) sisters: Kathy Morgan and Beverly Ann Morgan both of Roanoke, AL; step-mother, Diane Bell of Roanoke, AL; mother-in-law, Mary Blakes (John) of Five Points, AL; his "brother-from-another-mother" Frederick Tucker of Roanoke; three (3) half-brothers: Tony Hines, Andrew Hines and Tracy Hines; and three (3) half-sisters: Taffiney Copeland, Angela Nicholas, and Charlotte Billingslea; three (3) uncles: John Wesley Bell (Cynthia), John Frank Morgan, and Bobby Mack Morgan all of Roanoke, AL; five (5) aunts: Dollie Ruth Morgan, Sharon Phillips, Mary Baker, Linda Paige Stewart all of Roanoke, Alabama, and Emma Morgan of Chicago, IL; Stephanie Dawson, his very special best friend of 27 years; and best friend, Charlie Hairston of Georgia; and finally but not least, many other loving relatives, friends, and extended family. Absent from the body; Present with the Lord.
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