Essie Bell Underwood

July 8, 1938 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 82)


On January 31,2021, Mrs. Essie Bell Underwood transitioned into her eternal home in Macon at Regency Hospital.


Mrs. Essie B. Underwood was born July 8, 1938 in Ben Hill County to the late William and Mary M. Wesley Sr. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ivy Underwood Sr, one brother: William Wesley, and children: Martha Wesley, Ivy Underwood Jr., and Danny Underwood.


Mrs. Essie Bell, was an active member of Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Helena, Georgia.


She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her.


She leaves to cherish her loving memories to her devoted family. Children: Calvin (Sherry) Underwood of Soperton, Ga, Ruby (Jimmy) McCormick, and Linda Moore both of McRae, Ga. Five sisters: Mary (Sylvester) Batten of Orlando, Fl., Jannie Wesley, Brenda (Finley) Holliman, Mary (Wesley) Williams and a special sister, Emma Jones all of Helena, Ga. One brother: Ferman Wesley of Arcadia, Fl. Nineteen grandchildren, a host of great grands, and great-great grands. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other surrounding friends. One God-daughter: Tiffany Jones. Also, a special thanks to all family and friends who assisted in taking care of our beloved mother in her final days.  A special niece, Emma Jean Wesley.


Please continue to pray for her family and friends as they navigate through this tough time.

~Your Howard Mortuary Family
  - Crossing the Bridge Together

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February 6, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Howard Mortuary (Helena, Ga)

Funeral Service
February 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Helena Cemetery
McRae-Helena, Georgia 31055

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