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Cortez Bell

July 29, 1972 — June 21, 2017

Cortez Delane Bell was born July 29, 1972 to the late Robert Bell, Jr. and Mary Benson Bell. He was the oldest son of the three children born to this union. Cortez graduated from Farmerville High School in Farmerville, LA and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge for two years. He then started his career in the hospitality industry where he served as the general manager for Pilot Travel Center in Rayville, LA. On his career path, he traveled to the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas where he managed many McDonalds and Wendy’s Restaurants until he became disabled. Cortez was a member of Miles Memorial Church of God in Christ where he served as a Deacon for many years under the leadership of Pastor Miller. His faithfulness and dedication to God, his church family and his Pastor enhanced his many roles on his Christian journey as he served as Usher Board President, Finance Committee Member, Asst. Sunday School Teacher, District Usher Board President for Magnolia East District and anywhere else he was needed to assist the Pastor. Cortez was a very loveable, caring and nurturing individual who dearly loved his family as well as others. He never met a stranger. He was always there, even during his illness to give encouraging words and service to help others. Even when he didn’t feel well, you would find Cortez pushing forward, transporting others to different places to take care of their needs. Cortez was always willing to lend a helping hand. He leaves to cherish his memories his loveable and dedicated caregiver, his mom, Mary Benson Bell, ElDorado, AR; one daughter, Keila McGee of Farmerville, LA; one son, Cortez Delane Moy of Dallas, TX; Three brothers – Theongela LaDon Bell who preceded him in death; Maurice Bell of El Dorado, AR; and David Hegwood of Texas; one sister, Roberta Bell of El Dorado, AR; A very loyal friend, Jackie Simpson of El Dorado, AR; many loveable aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who enjoyed spending time with him during his life’s journey. Public visitation will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 12 noon until 4:30 pm at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 2:30p.m Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Morning Star Baptist Church with Pastor Felton Burgie, officiating and Rev. Miller, eulogist. Interment will be at Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Spearsville, LA under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign guestbook online at To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cortez Bell, please visit our flower store.

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