Mary Bell Teasley

TUPELO – Mary Bell Teasley, 95, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Mitchell Center of United Methodist Senior Services, where she had resided for the last few years. She was born on Oct. 16, l917, in Martin, Tenn., to Romie Hayden Jones and Ada Hendrix Jones

She lived in West Point for well over 50 years before moving to Tupelo to be near her son and his family. A homemaker, she was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of West Point. She served the church as secretary and bookkeeper for over 15 years. Her husband, William Thomas Teasley, preceded her in death on June 21, 1998. She was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and sister.

There will be no local service. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Bro. Dickey Bryan officiating. Visitation will follow the graveside service at First Baptist Church in West Point. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to

She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Hayden Teasley (Cheryl) of Southaven and James Richard “Rich” Teasley (Sylvia) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Shannon Teasley Petty (Rob) of Albuquerque, N.M., Laura Teasley Johnson (Chris) of Senatobia, Breanna Rockstad Kincaid (Christopher) of Silver Point, Tenn., and Trevor Rockstad of Gulfport; four great-grandchildren, Kyler Petty, Jessica Petty, Meredith Johnson and Hayden Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Sue Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

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  • Leonard &Nita Grey Fuller

    Mary Belle was a wonderful Christian woman, loved by all who knew her. She will be missed greatly. May God give you his loving presence, comfort and abiding love in the days to come.