January 13, 2023
COLUMBUS — Marthenia Elois “Mott” Bell, 71, died Jan. 2, 2023, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital St. Louis, Missouri.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Tenth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon-5 p.m. today, at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bell was born Sept. 10, 1951, to the late Arthur James and Elouise Gunter Burr. She was formerly employed as a personal caregiver and was a member of Hazelwood Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Vickie Hughes; and sister, Mary Helen Kidd.
She is survived by her children, Martha McKinney, Leather Armstead, and Sammy Hughes Jr., all of Columbus; siblings, Annie Sue Johnson, Jossiephene Spain, Arlene Johnson, Nancy McCollum, Author W. Burr, and Ervin Owen Burr, all of Steens, Marilyn Manning of Columbus, James Ottis Gunter and Willie Bob Burr, both of Caledonia; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.