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Pinkie Bell Allen

December 23, 1922 — May 5, 2022

Pinkie Bell Allen was born on December 23, 1922, in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was the 3rd child born to Willie and Pinkie Fields. 

She grew up in El Dorado and lived at her current address for 68 years. As a child, Pinkie Bell displayed the willingness to learn, grow and succeed. She was beautiful as well as smart. She was a prominent member of the El Dorado community and owned a cosmetology business for 70 years. Ms. Pinkie Bell received numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate from Arkansas Cosmetology and Barber Association. She graduated from Log Cabin Beauty College with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and received a master's from the National Beauty Culture League. She was an active member of the Alpha Epsilon and the Beta Nu Sigma sororities, which are the national chapters of cosmetology. She served as president of the Arkansas Beautician Association #2 for several years in El Dorado, AR; she was undoubtedly the best in her profession. Ms. Pinkie Bell worked alongside her sister, the late Marcellean Toliver.

Pinkie Bell and Othan Allen were married in 1954 and stayed married until he died in 1981. They had two daughters, Janice and Audrey Denise, a son/grandson Mario Moody, a great-grandson Christian, and three grandchildren. Pinkie Bell was the heart of the family.

She was a lifetime member of Evergreen Baptist Church and served in many church capacities, but to name a few, she was president of the choir, mission president, and oldest living mother and member of the church. Ms. Pinkie Bell was also a member of the Lucky 14 club, an affluent social club of the '50s and '60s.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and attending church activities and was known for her tea cakes. She had a passion for learning and was a lifelong student of her profession.  

She is survived by her sister Minnie Mae Curley of Denver, Co, brother Mark L. Fields of Fort Worth, TX, daughters Audrey Denise Harris and Janice Bush, both of El Dorado, AR, son/grandson Mario Moody (Germaine) of Baton Rouge, LA, one great-grandson, three grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, Othan Allen, and sisters Dauthula McClinton, Marcellean Toliver, and Marcela Humphrey. And brothers Willie Fields Jr., James Fields Sr., and Lotrice Fields Sr.

She was loved by family and many friends.


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