Annie Bell Ridgell Keith, 65, of Monticello passed away on March 4, 2016 at UAMS in Little Rock.
She was born in Drew County on May 10, 1950 to the late Labue Ridgell and Ruth Daniels Ridgell.
She joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church at an early age, where she remained until her death. Annie Bell attended Drew High School and was retired from Georgia Pacific Plywood Company. She was married to Larry Keith in 1975 and to this union they were blessed with two children. She was preceded in death by her father, Labue Ridgell, her mother, Ruth Ridgell and brother, Johnny Ridgell.
She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Stephanie (Shaun) Simmons of Monticello; a son, Cedrick (Carla) Keith of Shreveport, LA; four sisters, Emma (Carl) Green of Little Rock, Margaret (L.C.) Barnes of Dermott, Olean (Nathan) Girtman of Monticello and Bessie (J.P.) Dunlap all of Monticello; two brothers, Alvin (Linda) Ridgell and J.D. (Abigail) Ridgell all of Monticello; five grandchildren, Shakqunna Keith and Khaliah Keith both of Crossett, Xavier Keith and Trinity Keith both of Mobile, AL and Aubree Keith of Shreveport, LA; and a host of relatives and friends that she loved and they loved her.
Funeral service will be held on March 12 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion AME Cemetery.