Bell C. Burleigh, 93

-DEC. 24, 2011

December 30, 2011

Bell C. Burleigh, 93, passed away at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. 24.

She was a resident of Gentilly Gardens for more than three years, where she was affectionately known as "Ms. Bell."

Mrs. Burleigh was born in Rochester, N.Y., and was a graduate of Rochester University. She attained her teaching certificate from West Chester College in West Chester, Pa., in the late 1960s. Initially, she substituted at Collegeville, Trappe High School and later taught at Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pa., teaching history, economics and sociology.

She retired in Trappe, Pa., in 1980 to care for her ailing husband after approximately 15 years of teaching. In Collegeville, she joined and maintained her membership at Trinity United Church of Christ for over 40 years.

 Ms. Bell was a resident of Homewood Independent Living in Williamsport, Md., for 11 years and then in their assisted-living home for several months before moving to Statesboro. She was very active in the assisted-living home, helping with the card shop as a volunteer, and helping others with their needs.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Robert P. Burleigh; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harold Cadmus; and her sister, Jean Cadmus Griffith.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Mullican, and son-in-law, Byron Mullican; nieces and nephews, Penny Groell, Martinez, Ga., Laurie Thousand, Katy, Texas, Martha Hayes, Anthem, Ariz., and David Burleigh, Calif.; and cousins, Sallie Mabie and Janet Matthews, both of Statesboro, Claudia Leach, Morris Plains, N.J., Dennis Leach, Long Island, N.Y., Sarah Mabie, Bowie, Md., John Mabie, Radford, Va., and Debbie Marsteller, Trappe; and the many dear friends she has made in Statesboro.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Please visit our online everlasting memorial at to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and fond memories with the Burleigh family.

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