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Jessie Crowder

October 31, 1925 — October 13, 2021

North Las Vegas

Jessie Bell (Stovall) Crowder was called home to receive her crown on  October 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She passed of natural causes eighteen days before her 96th Birthday.  Jessie ‘ Bell ’ was born on October 31, 1925 in Winona, Mississippi to the union of Henry F. Stovall and Armeda V. (Baines) Stovall. She was an only child until her mid - forties when she was graced with a half - sister, Sonja (Stovall) Jackson. While living In Winona, Mississippi, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She often told stories about being baptized in a muddy creek and happy that she never had to experience that ever again!  As a teenager, she and her Mother relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado where she attended and graduated in 1944 from Colorado Springs High School; now known as  William J. Palmer High School. You would find Jessie ’ Bell ’ involved with the Black Student Union activities where she attended many functions and loved to dance! She mostly loved singing with the Girls Chorus and her sewing class; being the “ stylish dresser ” that she was.  Jessie ‘ Bell ’ was married right out of high school and started her family of three sons and one    daughter; Nathan Jr., Gregory, Henry and Rene ’. Having empty nest syndrome in her mid - forties she adopted a bonus son, Robert to the family.  Being a hard worker to provide for her family, she worked in various fields of       employment. Her greatest achievement was graduating from Nursing School and caring for others in different facilities. She was extremely proud to have the  biggest and whitest nursing cap than anyone else in her class or on the job.  After being employed several years at the Ft. Carson Hospital she finally retired to enjoy her life fishing, arts, crafts and time with family. In 1995,   Jessie ‘ Bell ’ moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband Fred A. Crowder where they soon set up their own business selling handmade crafts and other collectibles at Nellis Air Force Base.  Over a period of years, they eventually retired, for good this time! Jessie ‘ Bell ’ was an animal lover and you could be certain to find a dog or two and a bird at her home.  She had a “ green thumb ” and was proud of her flower and vegetable gardens. Roses were her favorite and she had several colorful bushes that were breathtaking!

Jessie ‘ Bell ’ loved her family, her church and GOD.  She spent fun times at family dinners/ gatherings and enjoyed playing UNO or dominos with her cherished neighbor;  Willie (and learned how to cheat) all in good fun.  Her dedication to reading Psalms 23 in her Bible every night was like clockwork.  When she couldn ’ t read for herself she  would request that someone PLEASE read to her.

Jessie ’ Bell ’ was preceded in death by her parents, Henry F. Stovall and Armeda V. Brown, her husband Fred A. Crowder and two former husbands;  Nathan E. Johnson Sr. and Donnell Carrington, two sons; Gregory Johnson and Dr. Rev. Henry F. Johnson.

Jessie ’ Bell ’ is survived by her son Nathan E. Jr. (Patti) Johnson of Rocky Ford, CO, her daughter Rene ’ V. Sharp of Las Vegas, NV, her bonus son   Robert (Jeannie) Carrington of Tampa, FL, Eleven Grandchildren and a host of Great - Grandchildren, Great - great Grandchildren, a sister Sonja (Leslie)  Jackson of Dallas, TX, several cousins, extended family members and friends.

Jessie ’ Bell ’ also know as “ Sis. Crowder ” or “ Ms. Jessie ”, cherished her faithful friend circle and was grateful to be able to call on them anytime for help, prayer or a snack. Thank you:  Willie Sconyers, Uncle Bill and Ree   Holly, Lee and James Ledbetter, Kevin King, Bernice Best, Maria, Aaron   Gordon, David Barnes and Rose Freeman.

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