Ida Bell Culpepper
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 22, 1927
  • Date of passing: Nov 22, 2014
Let the memory of Ida be with us forever

Culpepper, Ida Bell of Woodland, Georgia passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Public Viewing Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, 6PM-8PM @ Greater Moses Chapel Baptist Church,  890 Boulevard S. E. 
Atlanta, GA  30312.  

Celebration of Life Sat, Nov. 29, 2014, 1:00 PM @ Friendship Baptist Church, 2178 Hwy 41(Woodland Hwy), Woodland, Ga. 31836 (Instate 12 Noon). 

Procession will assemble at 10:00 AM, 3395 Dodson Terrace, East Point, Ga. 30344.

Arrangements handled by Sewell Mortuary, 220 Charlie Patterson Rd. Grantville, Ga. 30220

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 31st December 2017

"Missing you every day. I am so thankful that you taught me to never give up and to always hold on to Gods hand.  You are my HERO!  Love you!      Happy New Year"

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 22nd December 2017

"Hi "G"  

Just sitting here thinking about you, how much I miss speaking to you over the phone and  our joy rides laughing/talking just enjoying life..what a wonderful time we had.. My life has not been the same since you left, however, I know you are in a better place, it's  still hard to let you go, we had become closer than ever and I truly miss  you, you will always be the  number one (1) lady in my life,know one on this earth can replace you no matter how much they try. The holidays are just not the same without your presence, moreover, one day I will join you and we can continue where we left off in our good times together.  My love for you is unconditional. Some days are easy and some days I can't help but cry so much pain inside of me  no one understand, I try very hard to be happy but its  hard when my mind began  to think about the times we spent together just hanging like a sister, mother, and grandmother,, as I stated before you covered every area, I told myself when the day of losing you came upon me; I can't allow another person  to get this close because its just to painful, especially times like this holidays, mothers day, your birthday, its extremely hard for me. I pray every day and ask God to give me strength because I know you are in a better place, my days are getting better I don't cry as much anymore, my heart is still sore a womb I don't think will ever heal, 3 years and it still feel like yesterday. I will continue to ask God for help and give me strength to make it, just like to taught me seek God first and you can't go wrong. each day gets a little easier for me.  Thank you for being you and for raising me. I appreciate every thing you have done for me, that's why I have to give me so much love in return..

Wishing peace and a restful setting as you rejoice with the angels..


I love you "G"  RIP

Coby "your black gal""

This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 23rd November 2017

"Mama,  I miss you so much.  Love you!!!   Sann"

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 21st November 2017

"Hi G,

Wishing you a  Happy Thanksgiving. I miss you so much!
Thank you for the gift of love.
Now you're sharing it up above.
You had many things to say,
All in a caring way.
You always saw good in everyone,
No matter what they've done.
You were always the one we could all lean on,
Even though it must have felt like a ton.
You were always the strength of the family.
Now we must let you rest calmly.
We say rest in peace,
As tears roll down our eyes.
I know your place in heaven has a good view.
You're telling God,
I need to keep an eye on a few.
I know you will always be in our hearts and minds.
So Grandma,
I must go, but I'll never forget you're one of a kind.


Your black gal

This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 22nd April 2017

"Happy 90th Birthday Mama, I hope that you feel very special today. Even though you are not here with me celebrating your birthday, please know that you are loved by me and I still think of you each and every day.  I miss you so much.  LOVE YOU!  Sann"

This tribute was added by Vanessa Winston on 22nd April 2017

"It's hard to forget SOMEONE, who gave you so much to remember...

I Miss you too Suga

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 20th April 2017

"Hi G,

Counting down your special day!  You are always on my mind, not a day go by without me thinking of all the good times we shared.. I love you, miss you, and as always aspire you for being my shero !


Will return soon ! Love you so much!


This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 22nd November 2016


I miss you so much.  When I look at our FAMILY, I see the strength that you instilled in each of us.  You left so many GREAT Memories that we all laugh and cry about.  God blessed us with the BEST Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother ever.  My heart and my tears are so heavy today, 2 years oh my feels like yesterday.

The skies look beautiful every day because Heaven cannot contain the beauty that you radiate. I miss you MAMA!

Love You!

This tribute was added by Carren Langford on 22nd November 2016

"Good morning, Grandma!

I can't believe it's been two years, but I still hear your voice as if you're  sitting right next to me. And even though I cry these tears right now, I'm so grateful that God allows you to be in my life and I take you with me every where I go. I feel your presence so strong especially when I'm hurting. You still hug me. You still talk to me. You laugh with me and at me sometimes. Lol! When I make a mistake, I still hear you say, "The reason you can't listen is because your hair is too long.""

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 22nd November 2016

"Hi G,
I love you so much, my days are getting easier to allow you to rest, I still fill empty on the inside like something is missing and I know it's you!  I still have my moments to where I cry, happy one minute and cry the next, my inside is sol tender  with a womb that cant be replace, especially not by anyone here on this earth, no ma'am! Moreover, I know when you are here with me because I can feel you inmy present. Thank you for watching over me. You are the head angel in charge God send down to protect me. Thank you!

Love Coby

Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 7th May 2016

"Hi "G"



This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 6th May 2016

"Hi "G"

Just thinking of you and thought I would write a message to you for the #1 Mother/ Grand Mother and friend that you are. I say "you are" because I know you are still here in the spirit watching over me. For a friend, support,mother, and grandmother the most beautiful, loving, understanding women in the world.. YOU ROCK! :)


This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 22nd April 2016

"Happy Birthday Mama,
I sit here and wonder how much I’d like to talk with you today.  There are so many things that we didn’t get to say. I know how much you care for me and how much I care for you. I thank God everyday for all of your Motherly Love and the times you told me no matter what happens in life,Trust in God not man, Have Faith and stay Strong.  It still seems IMPOSSIBLE that God has taken you.  Every time I think of You, You are right here in my Heart.  MISS YOU!  Love You MAMA.


This tribute was added by Hazel Culpepper on 22nd April 2016


This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 22nd April 2016

"Happy Birthday G. I love you!!"

This tribute was added by Courtnie Russell on 22nd April 2016

"Happy birthday, Grandma! You're one year younger. I know you're up there, YURNT (not turnt, but YURNT up)! Ha. I can see you now, smiling and laughing, having a ball. I miss you so much. I wish that I could just share another birthday with you, while you cry because you told everyone not to get you anything, but we did it anyways. They say that God places people in your life for either blessings or lessons. But you were both. You taught me how to genuinely love and care, no matter what the circumstances may be; to stay positive; and keep a smile on my face because God always has a plan. And I'm blessed to have such a great and influential person in my life. I love you, Grandma. Thank you for everything thing that you've done for not only myself but also everyone who you have touched. Please continue to look over me and help me strive to be as strong and genuine as you are.

Love you, Grandma!
Sexy (:"

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 13th April 2016

"***** A WOMEN***


This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 13th April 2016

"Hello " G"

I miss you so much, it still feel like yesterday in my heart, I know you are in a better place and I must move forward, but people just don't understand our relationship as a friend, mother, and grandmother you covered if all, we could talk about everything and you would give me truthful answers and correct me when I'm wrong, I miss that "G" you were my back bone, even though I know God is the head of my life however, here on earth you covered me and kept me on a straight and arrow, that no one  could replace.. Thank you so much for raising me and making me out to be a strong,independent women that I am. I know this month is a special day for you and I would like to honor you on your special day! You are still the #1 women in my life "NO ONE,  NO ONE, CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE"!.. REST IN PEACE. I LOVE YOU DEARLY!   COBY"

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 24th December 2015

"Hi G'

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!  
The Holiday Season is just not the same,
A smile is missing when saying one name.

For people who’ve lost the one you love dearly,
Nothing can bring back the delightful fun.

The memories are all that we do have now,
We do go on…..only God knows how.

A New Year comes as midnight arrives,
Our Angels still a big part of our lives.

If only we could trade the presents we receive,
For one more day with those whom we grieve!

But nothing can bring back our loved one,
The one that laughed, cried, and often smiled.

However, they are together in a much better place,
Watching us cry…..touching our face!

Although I miss you dearly on Holidays to share,
Be assured that your loving presence fills the air,
At home, in church,  even at New York’s Times Square!

Even though, celebrating the Holidays are now so hard to do,
Remember that I'm always thinking of you too.

Wishing you happiness and showing the love,
Not on this Earth, but from Heaven above!

Rest in Peace!
Love you so much!

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 3rd December 2015

"Hello "G"

I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH!! And I LOVE YOU DEARLY! When I came down to visit you on November 21, 2015, I prayed and ask God to give me strength because my everyday walk now is different because I miss u dearly, you were my backbone, and I appreciate everything you taught me from a baby to adulthood. I truly admire you as a black independent strong women. I miss those nights we laugh and talk over the phone, and the times we spent here at the house, I miss you. "G" I shed tears daily because my love for you is unconditional and no one and nothing will ever take your place here on earth, you are my best friend, gmom, and mother forever, regardless of what anyone say or think.  

I may not write on your message board often, but that does not take away the sweet memories I have for you, there are far so many to remember that it will last  forever more!
Love you so so so much!
sincerely yours,"

This tribute was added by Courtnie Russell on 22nd November 2015

"Hey, Grandma. Today is a hard one for me, but I'm staying as strong as you are because that's what you want and makes you happy. I miss you so much. Everyday, I pray that I'm making you smile. I still laugh about you "walking it out" of the house. Haha! I thrive to be as strong as you one day. I know that you're going to help me, and you'll always be on my side no matter what because I'm your "Sexy," and I can't do any wrong no matter WHAT I do. Haha. I miss you so much. And I love you.


This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 22nd November 2015

"Mama, Tme is supposed to heal wounds but it seems as though all it does is make me miss you even more each day that you are gone.  If I had the chance to met you for one last time I would just ask you to hug me as tightly as you can, I would rest my head on your shoulders and CRY till my tears run dry.  LOVE YOU MAMA!  Sann AKA "Sandus""

This tribute was added by Carren Langford on 22nd November 2015

"Grandma, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I just can't believe it has been a year. You were such an inspiration in my life, and I carry you with me everywhere I go. Thank you so much for what you have given me. Your life and your legacy was and always will be a blessing to everyone you touched. I love you and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 23rd April 2015

"Hello G mom, I just would like to say I love you so so much, and wish you many more birthdays. 4/21-22 was truly hard for me because I'm so use to speaking with you physically the day before and the day of any holiday. Not to mention our everyday connection while we laugh and enjoy one another on the phone. I truly miss you,  with sincere love!
Coby Culpepper"

This tribute was added by tierra powell on 22nd April 2015


Love U Grandma!
Tierra AKA termite lol"

This tribute was added by Renee Driskell on 22nd April 2015

"Happy Birthday Mama C.!!!  No one can call me "Red Gal" like you.  I love you.  May you rest in peace.  

Renee Driskell :-)"

This tribute was added by Checobia Culpepper on 5th December 2014

"I lost one third of your life. it slipped away from me like a feather in the wind, no second opinion, no chemo, no pumps or shunts,  no new medications, no prayer groups, no guru. just gone. giggling, warm, and alive at breakfast, and a different, terrible world by dinner.

I lost one third of all you bore, all you nursed,  cried for, laughed with, all you worried about. one third of all you took to the doctor, , praised,, and loved. loved with all of my heart. one third of all you made plans for, all you had hopes for, all you would die for. one third of all you protected with all of the fierceness you could ever muster. gone at the whim of something unimaginable. one third of me is gone.

This is natural, they say
It is all for the best
I cannot move past this heartache
This pain in my chest

Those days were surreal
Did this truly just occur
Happiness turned to sorrow
My life now a blur

This is natural, they say
I knew I was going to lose you
The most difficult emotion
There was nothing I could do

I am given no explanation
This is natural, they say
Were you pink or were you blue
My complexion is now grey

Trying to move on
A forward step everyday
I will always remember you
This is natural, they say

I miss you soooo much "G" with much love


This tribute was added by Sandra Russell on 1st December 2014

"Death leaves a HEARTACHE no one can heal, LOVE leaves a MEMORY no one can STEAL!

Love you MAMA!
Sandra Culpepper Russell AKA Sandus"

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