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Bell Singers New CD 2015

The Bell Singers have a brand new CD called "You Can't Hide" We are very excited about this new release and will have a CD Release on Sunday, March 22, 2015-6:00 p.m., at The Church Ministries at 1219 Finley Rd, Memphis, Tennessee. Pastor Henry Peeples. All those in attendance on this night will have the opportunity to receive your copy for ONLY $5.00!!!

Mother Bell Inducted into the AGQC Hall of Fame

Our dear Mother and Founder of the Bell Singers, The Late Mrs. Dora Mae Bell, was inducted into the AGQC Hall of Fame on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the American Gospel Quartet Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. We would like to thank Rev. & Mrs. George Stewart and the AGQC Staff for even thinking of giving our mother such an honor.

Passing of The Bell Singers Mother & Founder

Our dear Mother and Founder of The Bell Singers (Mrs. Dora Mae Bell) went home to be with the Lord on September 5, 2013.  She was truly a jewel. She Loved her children and The Bell Singers dearly. She will certainly be missed. We Love you Mother Bell but God Loves you Best! Until we meet again, RIP.

The Bell Singers "Live In Memphis" DVD

You can now purchase a copy and see a clip of The Bell Singers "Live In Memphis" DVD on the Bell Singers Website at - click on the "Buy" Button on the Right and purchase your copy today! You'll be glad you did

Bell Singers-Female Group of the Year!

Bell Singers WON Female Quartet Group of the Year this past weekend at the Rhythm of Gospel Awards in Pine Bluff, Arkansas!! July 10-12, 2009. To God Be The Glory! If you missed the Rhythm of Gospel Awards in Pine Bluff Arkansas, you missed a Well put together Classy Event! It was AWESOME from the Friday Night Banquet Honoring 10 Great Pastors, to the Quartet Showcases, Pre-Awards Reception to the GRAND Finale, IT WAS GREAT! Hats off to the Visionaries and staff for a job well done! Thanks to all of you who voted for The Bell Singers! We Won! What you say! All the Female groups in this category were FANTASTIC! We take nothing for granted, we give GOD THE GLORY, THE HONOR AND THE PRAISE!! This great event was taped for television and will be aired at a later date. If you voted for us, THANKS AGAIN!! God Bless ya! Pat



Bell Singers Receive Female Gospel Group Artist Award!!!

The Bell Singers of Memphis, Tennessee Received the Female Gospel Group Artist Award on Sunday, January 28, 2008 at The 28th Anniversary of The Gospel Express and the 3rd World Series of Gospel Awards Show, Presented by Bishop Bobby King at the Evangelist Temple COGIC, located at 3415 Millbranch in Memphis, Tennessee. Thank you Bishop Bobby King and to All Who Made This Possible. We are most appreciative and deeply humbled. God Bless you all From All The Bell Singers of Memphis, Tennessee!!!

Homegoing Celebration of Rev. Willie Lee Bell - Manager of The Bell Singers

It is with a saddened and a happy heart that we announce the Homegoing of our Father and Manager, Rev. Willie Lee Bell. We are saddened because we will certainly miss him, but we are also happy because he is with the Lord and is in no more pain! Hallelujah!!! Our father and manager departed this life on, Monday, April 23 around 11:00 p.m. at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The arrangements were as follows: Funeral Home in Charge: M.J. Edwards Funeral Home 1165 Airways Boulevard Memphis, TN 38114 901-327-9360 Visitation Friday, April 27, 2007 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Christian United Baptist Church 2421 Frayser Blvd Memphis, TN 38127 Rev. J.L. Armstrong, Pastor Homegoing Celebration for Rev. Willie Lee Bell Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 12:00 Noon Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Will not be viewed again The Services will took place at: Union Grove Baptist Church 905 Ayers Memphis, TN 38107 Rev. Bobby G. Jones, Pastor Repast was in the Fellowship Hall at Union Grove after Burial Burial in Paradise Garden in Edmondson, AR ********************************************************** Celebration of Life Rev. Willie Lee Bell Man moves through three stages as he completes: birth, lifespan and death. Willie Lee Bell was born to the late Willie and Marie Brown-Bell on August 12, 1924. His life was filled with much happiness when he was united in holy matrimony to Dora Brown-Bell. God Blessed this marriage with 13 children, 4 preceded him in death. He became a Christian at an early age and was affiliated with the Christian United M. B. Church, under the leadership of Rev. J. L. Armstrong. At one time, Rev. Bell was the former Pastor of the St. Peter M.B. Church in Earle, AR. Rev. Bell retired from Impala Motors after many years of dedicated service. He was the great manager of The Bell Singers for 33 years and during the many years that he brought them to the floor, he would ask the musicians “Are You Ready?” and if they still were not ready he would say “Yall Ain’t Ready” and would give us that smile that everyone loved and everyone would just fall out laughing. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Dora Bell; four daughters; Shirley Wofford (Charles), Stella Alexander, Linda Ellis, Patricia Artison (Willie) all of Memphis, TN; six sons; Earl Bell (Juanita) of Conway, AR; David Bell (Veola), Willie Bell, Jr. (Joyce) both of Little Rock, AR; Larry Bell (Sandra), Rev. Danny Bell (Regina) both of Memphis, TN; and Lawrence Bell (Debra) of Benton Harbor, MI; A sister-in-law, Betty Groves (David) of Danville, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, LOTS of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. He also leaves an extended family in The Bell Singers: Toiann Leach, Rev. Manuel Somerville, Joetta Watkins, Thomas Watkins III and Billie Whitmore. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thanks to all of you who attended, prayed, offered condolences, sent flowers, brought food - whatever you did for us doing the passing of our beloved father and manager - Rev. Willie Lee Bell. It was truly a HOMEGOING CELEBRATION!!! Everyone who played a part in the services really helped to send Daddy home in a big way! The singing by the Union Grove Choir mixed with Quartet Singers and lead by Bell Singer Joetta Watkins was excellent, Mary Lincoln-Mackey, The Mighty Kings of Harmony, Rev. Roney Strong, The Memphis Harmonizers, thanks to all of you for giving it all you had in your singing. Thanks to the ones who were on program for expressions: Willie Artison, James Carter, James Clay, Jackie Johnson and Angela Shegog (Granddaughters) and to my very own brother, (Daddy's son) Rev. Danny Bell who did the Eulogy in a mighty way! And closed it out with "You Got To Go Through"! Thank you Bell Singers Booster Club (Peggy, Deborah, Quitta, Tywana, Helen, Nearlean, Wanda and Minister James Branch for being right there in our time of need! Thank you Tina and Niecy (Daddy's Granddaughters) for the Beautiful programs and bookmarks with Daddy's picture on them! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who helped ease the pain during our growing through, there will still be some dark days but we know that God is Still in Charge! Hallelujah!!! Love you all! The Bell Singers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rev. Willie Bell, born August 12th, was the Manager of the Bell Singers for 33 years. He passed away on April 23, 2007. (He will be GREATLY missed). He was a member of the Christian United M.B. Church in Memphis, Tennessee where Rev. J.L. Armstrong is Pastor. He and Mrs. Dora Bell were married 64 years, they had 14 children together and there are 9 children living today. His hobbies and interests were Auto Repair and Reading the Bible.

Travel Agents - Linda Ellis & Patricia Artison

Yes! Our newest adventure in the Lord! My sister, Linda Ellis, and I (Patricia Artison) are now Travel Agents! That's right! You can now go to our websites and check out the best deals on travel: hotels, rental cars, airline tickets, you name it! When you are ready to travel and need to make your travel plans THINK ABOUT US! PAT & LINDA!!! Go to our website at: Songbirdstravel Linda Ellis 901-830-9560 or Magnificent Travels Pat Artison 901-292-7875 God Bless ya!

Pat Artison Recognized as One of the Top 10 Posters of 2006 on the Gloryland Gospel Quartet Message Board!

Quote from Gloryland Gospel: We are very pleased with the quality of the posting to the new Quartet Central Message Board. You have certainly elevated (intellectually and otherwise) the discussions and topics on the Message Board. The number of postings during 2006 exceeded our expectation. There are some people that really made good use of the Message Board and regularly posted to various topics. We at Gloryland Gospel have decided to recognize the Top 10 poster of 2006. They are Pastor Tyrone Lindsey, Loretta Coleman, Pat Artison, Pat Boga, Dr. Ella Mahmoud, Michael Buie, and members zrwmelodies, gospelntune, sgtceo, and mskeyboards. Thank you for being so supportive of Gloryland Gospel. Your souvenir Gloryland Gospel coffee cup is on the way. Gloryland Gospel Quote from Pat Artison - Her Reply: Thank you so much quartetbuff/Gloryland Gospel for the recognition! Can't wait to get my cup to put on my desk! The quartet message board is a site that I visit everyday! I'm hooked! it helps me to keep up with what's going on in the gospel field and has helped bring together a lot of people who would not have otherwise met in person or through the web! Keep up the good work, I appreciate you and what you do for us. God Bless you! visit Gloryland Gospel at

Bell Singers Artist of the Month for November!!!

The Bell Singers were chosen again as Artist of the Month for November 06 (Playing the song from our latest CD "Sit Down With Jesus") with the Musbo Company out of Houston, TX at!!! This is truly another one of God's Favors and again we are truly humbled. Thanks again Musbo Company!!!

Mrs. Dora Bell Honored For Woman of Excellence!!!

Mrs. Dora Bell was one of 10 Women Honored as Women of Excellence, spearheaded by Mrs. Doris Green-Shelly at the Greater Evangelist COGIC, 3415 Millbranch. Superindent Dudley Lewellen, Pastor, on Sunday, August 13, 2006. This was really a memorable event to meet such extraordinary ladies and to have our very own mother, Mrs. Dora Bell, be a part of it! They were presented with plaques with their picture on it along with a write up about themselves, some roses and a gift bag full of goodies!!! Their picture and this program was also featured in the Memphis Commercial Appeal Newspaper and Tri-State Defender paper. Bravo! Mrs. Dora Bell!!! Keep up the good work!

Bell Singers' Booster Club

If you would like to become a part of the Bell Singers' Booster Club, please contact the President, Sis. Peggy Lawson at 901-744-6217 or 901-210-4529 for more details! Don't delay! Call today!

The Gospel Music Legend of Memphis Award

The Bell Singers received a Certificate of Congratulations for "The Gospel Legend of Memphis GOLD Award for Outstanding Service and contributions to Memphis Music!

Family Musical Group of the Year!

The Bell Singers were chosen as the 2001 Family Musical Group of the Year award from the Eastern Arkansas Gospel Music Awards!

Memphis Artist of the Month

The Bell Singers were chosen as The Memphis Artist of the month for January 2005 by the Memphis Gospel Internet Headquarters

Bookworld Music

Bell Singers joins the family of Bookworld Music! Bell Singers now being distributed by Bookworld Music as of October 2005!

D & J Promotions

Bell Singers were signed by D & J Promotions! D& J Promotions Launches New Artist "The Bell Singers" of Memphis, Tennessee

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