Willie B. Bell was born June 27, 1944 in Lake Providence, Louisiana to the late Peter Bell and Rosie Hearn. Willie received his formal education through the Louisiana Public School System. He accepted Christ at an early age.
Willie relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1965, where he began his career with the hotel industry for forty plus years. Willie married the love of his life Rose Ann Bell. He became a member of Grace Immanuel Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board and Usher Board. Willie was a faithful servant, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his father Peter Bell, Mother Rosie Hearn, sister Eva Mae Richardson, three brothers Charles Bell, Jose Easley, and Earl Fountain.
Willie leaves to cherish his memories, his beautiful wife of 45 years Rose Ann Bell; two daughters Delene L. Thomas (Pastor Larry Thomas) and Lortore P. Taylor (Kemario Taylor), two sons; Willie D Bell Jr. and Cornell Belts (Tamara) all of Las Vegas, Nevada; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one sister Yvonne Hearn of Seattle, Washington; two brothers Otis Hearn Jr. of Seattle, Washington and John Hearn of Gainesville, Florida. Three sisters in laws; Shirley Smith and Dorothy Cooper, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Geraldine McClodden of Tallulah, Louisiana; one brother in law Otis McClodden of Tallulah, Louisiana. One Aunt Margaret Richards of Las Vegas, Nevada, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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