by Dale Jenkins

Micky and Linda Bell, preacher Jersey Village

HOUSTON, Tex. (BNc) — Micky Bell lost a two-year battle with cancer last evening about 5:30. Micky moved from Nashville to Houston in Jan., 2008, to work with the Jersey Village congregation. He found out he had cancer in June of that year.

Micky’s faith and writings over the last two years have been an inspiration. His family has loved him and stood with him as has the Family at Jersey Village.  He called it his greatest work.

Often in great pain and weak, he preached powerfully up until the last time he was able, 17 days ago.

Micky leaves behind his wife Linda and three children: Micah, Taylor and Aaron.

He spoke on the Freed-Hardeman University Bible lectureship in February on “Paul’s Motivation for Ministry” (2 Corinthians 5:14). He felt honored with the invitation and went to great lengths to make it there.

The address for the church at Jersey Village is 8810 Jones Road, Houston, TN 77065.

Micky dictated a final Facebook post to Linda:

Don’t look for me here. I am no longer trapped in this cancer ridden body. I love you all and thank you for all the prayers and support to me. I am sorry that I did not write this but my wife, who knows my heart like none other, knows what I want said. Now, I can finally say, “I don’t hurt and I’m not tired”. Make sure you are on the right path so that we can all sit down together again. I love you and will be waiting.