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Ada Monroe Anderson

September 29, 1956 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Ada Anderson Obituary

Ada Marie Bonner Monroe Anderson Bell, the fourth child of Ollie Jr. and Ada Bonner was born September 29, 1956.  She departed this life on January 27, 2024.  Preceding her in death are her parents Ollie, Jr. and Ada Bonner as well as a sister Ina Jo Graham and a brother William Arthur Bonner Sr. Also, her beloved husband Melvyn Bell, Sr. and son Melvyn Bell, Jr.


She was a member of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.  Ada attended L.L. Campbell Elementary School, the last class of Kealing Junior High School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin Senior High School in 1974.  Ada also attended A.C.C. for one year thereafter.  Ada was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for forty-five years and retired in 2021 from her position as Clerk. 


Her first marriage was in 1974 to Robert E. Monroe Sr. and to that union one child was born, Robert E. Monroe Jr.  Her second marriage in 1980 was to Alfert W. Anderson to this union two children were born.  Adam W. Anderson and Alfert O. Anderson III.  Her third marriage was in 1993 to Melvyn Bell, there were no children born.


The survivors of Ada are Ollie Ruth Carter (Calvester) of Duncanville, TX.  Sons, Robert E. Monroe Jr. (Angela) of Madison, AL., Adam W. Anderson (Christina) of Austin, TX and Alfert O. Anderson III (Briana) of San Antonio, TX.  Daughter Elvia M. Bell and daughter-in-law Barbara Bell all from Detroit, MI.  Special cousin Dr. Beulah Bonner Jones of Austin, TX.  Eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.  In-laws D. Monroe, W. Monroe, S. Edwards, C. Williams, L. Williams, D. Williams, A. Williams, L. Hardeman, S. Jackson, E. Johnson, B. Alexander, A.L. Conner, J. Everett, E. Anderson, and S. Anderson.  A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.




From Ada -With Love . . . 

I would like to acknowledge my special mom Viola Faye Goodman, my special sisters Juanita W. Ross and Ovetta R. Miller.  Special friend Oscar W. Fresch Jr. Extended family – Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, the Gobert’s, the City’s, J. Hammond, R. Adams, M. Bridges, E. Adams, The Woods, A. Nash, V. Brinkley, L. Roberts, The Millers, The Jackson’s, and the Fresch’s.  U.S. Postal Service Co-Workers. Special thanks to Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, TX Oncology- Balcones, Dr. Eshed, nurses and staff.  Seton Hospital ICU fourth floor nurses and staff.  Texas Oncology North - Dr. Herman, nurses, and staff.  Seton seventh and fifth floors nurses and staff.  C.T.R.H. nurses and staff, Cancer Rehab staff and Fresch Limousine Services and Austin Hospice.  And to Christina Morris, without you I would not have been able to transition peacefully at home, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.



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February 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillips-Upshaw & Richard Funeral Home (Richard Chapel)
1410 E 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Lying-in-State / Viewing
February 9, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zion Hill Baptist Church
1701 Chestnut Avenue
Austin, TX 78702

Homegoing Celebration "A Service of Love"
February 9, 2024

12:00 PM
Zion Hill Baptist Church
1701 Chestnut Avenue
Austin, TX 78702

February 12, 2024

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 Texas-195
Killeen, TX 76542


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