Funeral service celebrating the life of Samuel "Smiley" Bell, Jr. of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, June 25, 2022, in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home, 911 Warren Drive, West Monroe, with Bro. Anthony Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Family will receive friends for visitation 9:00am until time of service at the funeral home.
Smiley was born October 14, 1938, and passed from this life June 23, 2022, at the age of 83.
He was a preacher and song leader, he loved spending time outside working in the yard, Smiley loved spending time with family at cookouts. He will be greatly missed by all that loved him.
He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel Bell, Sr., mother, Maybell, wife, Mary Louise Bell; daughter, Marilyn Kay, and sister, Alice.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Brenda Evans, Debra Johnston and husband, Michael, and Cheryl Phillips and husband, Wesley, and son, Steve and wife, Margaret; also survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one on the way, and a host of extended family and friends.
Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA