Funeral service for Ms. Cora Lee Bell, 81 of Tampa, who passed away peacefully while sleeping on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at her residence, will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida with a local minister officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, FL. Ms. Cora Lee Bell was born on June 1, 1931 in Tampa, Florida to the parentage of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew ( Janie Dyles) Bell of Calhoun, Florida.
She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County. Cora accepted Jesus Christ as her Personal Savior at an early age. She was an active member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church for many years before moving her membership to St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist church under the pastorage of Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks. She remained an active member there until her health declined.
Ms. Bell was very active in her community. She enjoyed feeding the hungry, reading her bible, making ceramics for family and friends and most of all spending time with her family. She did not mind helping anyone in need. She always called on Jesus especially during her trials and tribulations.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew (Janie) Bell and brother-in-law, Joe Fedrick; Ms. Bell is survived by her loving and devoted children, Arthur Bell, Tampa, Florida Henrietta Bell, Tampa, Florida, Vera G. Rajis, Philadelphia, PA, Roland E. Gooddine, Jr., Rochester, NY, Ronnie Vernon Gooddine, Tampa, Florida, Lee Andrew Gooddine and wife, Geraldine, Clearwater, Florida, Robertha Johnson and husband, Rodney of Tampa, Florida; grandchildren, Curtis Lee Frazier, Jerry Lee McNeal, Jr., Tonia and Steve Terry, Emeka and Rysheda Rajis, Alexis C. Rajis, Michelle Hilery and Felicia Marion; a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sister, Ora Dee Fedrick; nieces and nephews including, Loretta White, Linda and Walter Goolsby, Carmen Cainbridge, Gail Williams, Roxanne and Wayne Cane and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Her remains will repose at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends in the chapel from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.