MINNIE BELL MORGAN was born June 1, 1924 in Ellisville, Mississippi to Morris and Minnie Morgan. Minnie Bell was the fifth of seven children born into this union. She began her education in Mississippi. The family later moved to Florida, where she graduated and earned her high school diploma. Minnie Bell accepted the Lord and was baptized at an early age.
In 1945, Minnie Bell met Norman E. Scott. They were united in marriage on June 18, 1947 in Georgia. There were four children born to their union: two sons, Norman E. Scott Jr. and Larcellus Scott Sr. and two daughters, Dolores Ann Scott and Dorothy Mae Scott. The Scott family permanently relocated to San Diego, California in 1955. Christ Temple opened its doors for the first time on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1958. Minnie Bell and Norman were in attendance that day and become devoted members. She retired after twenty years of serving as a Christ Temple Trustee Board member. She was the oldest chartered member to date and was currently the mother of Christ Temple Church.
Minnie Bell was a homemaker while raising her four children. She later was employed by the San Diego City School District, where she worked as a service worker for over twenty years. She was the neighborhood mom, and her beauty was seen by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife and mother; family always came first. She was an exceptional baker, and she loved to bake cakes for family and friends.
On September 23, 1971, she initiated into S.P Johnson and became an Eastern Star in San Diego, California. Later, she merged with Ada B. Cleveland in 2008, and was a lifetime member. Minnie Bell served as Worthy Matron in 1977 and 1993. In 1998, she became a member of the Golden Circle Silver Strand Assembly No. 91, and was also a member of the Azeem Court No. 104 DOI.
Minnie Bell was hospitalized on May 22, 2019 and was temporarily residing at the Bella Vista Health Center in San Diego, California. On Monday, June 3, 2019, Minnie Bell answered our Father’s call to have forever Peace and Happiness, parting from this life at the age of ninety-five. Minnie Bell was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Minnie Morgan; her husband, Norman E. Scott Sr.; her son Larcellus Scott Sr.; four brothers: Morris Morgan Jr., Joseph Morgan, J.P. Morgan and C.J. Morgan; one sister, Annie Laura Fulton; and two grandchildren, LaShannette Mitchell and Larcellus Scott Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory of an amazing life lived one son, Norman E. Scott Jr.; two daughters, Dolores Greenlee (Larry) and Dorothy Nash (Don); and nine grandchildren: LaTanya Scott, William Quarles lll, Chekesha Nobles, (Vince) Nikeenya Hayes (Anthony), Lautrell Scott Sr., Norman Scott lll (Monique), Donnie Nash (Lori), Shawn Anthony and Carlee Anthony (Lisa). She was a great-grandmother and a great-great grandmother being blessed with five generations. She has a host of family and friends that she will also be greatly missed by.
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