Emma Rebecca “Becky” (West) Bell
Emma Rebecca “Becky” (West) Bell, age 81 of New Brighton, PA, formerly of Midland, PA, passed away surrounded by her family on July 27, 2021. Born to the late Joseph and Louise West on August 28, 1939.
In 1963 God sent her a father and mother the late Lee Roy and Thelma Slappy and family who adopted her and her daughter whole heartedly with love.
Becky was a member of The Father’s House in Rochester, PA, and as member she served as the church Mother, Head Usher, Prayer Band Leader, and she was the church Welcoming Committee. Becky attended Lincoln High School of Midland, PA, and was a licensed Cosmetologist. She worked at Westinghouse for 20 years then later worked and retired from Friendship Ridge, New Brighton, PA, after 25 years as a Nurses Aide, she also had a certificate in Hospice Care.
She leaves to cherish her mourning her daughter, Pamela Bell Grant and her son-in-law Reverend Clarence whom she loved as a son, and an adopted son, Rev. Kevin (Rhonda) Grant; two grandsons, Clarence II (Amanda) Grant of Pittsburgh, PA, Darrin (Lauren) Grant of Dacula, GA; two Great-granddaughters Elliana and Emma Grant of Dacula, GA; Brothers, John Thomas (JT) Slappy; and James (Phyllis) Slappy of Midland, PA; Roger Slappy of East Liverpool, OH, and Donald Slappy of Rochester, PA; Sisters, Eva (Carl) Leak, Christine Slappy, and Carolyn Harris of Midland, PA; Rev. Mary Burton of Baden, PA, Paula (Nathaniel) Waldron, Monaca, PA. Her best friends, Judy Williams of Midland, PA and Karen Collier (partner in prayer) of Beaver Falls, PA. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and The Father’s House church family.
Becky was preceded in death by siblings, Marie West, Mary Harris, Martha Roberson, Thelma Perkins, Lee Roy Slappy, Paul Slappy, John and Joe Slappy, Shirley Dorsett-Pogue, and Larry Slappy.
A Homegoing Service will be held in her honor on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at The Father’s House, 310 Clay Street, Rochester, PA. Viewing will be from 9 am – 11 am with service at 11. Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Regina Washington, Funeral Director.