Elizabeth Bell McElroy, 72, of Clarksdale, died Nov. 26, 2020. She was born in Clarksdale, daughter of Hudson Ford Bell, Jr. and Mattie Evelyn Coleman Bell, on Dec. 30, 1947. She graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1966 and attended the University of Mississippi where she was the Phi Delta Theta Sweetheart as a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She is survived by her sons, Ronald Winnon (Blair) McElroy and Ford Bell (Chrissy) McElroy, and her grandchildren, Mattie and Annabelle, but was preceded in death by her husband of forty six years, Ronald Wayne McElroy, and her beloved brother, Hudson Ford Bell III. Leeba, as she was known, was the embodiment of grace. Thoughtful and wise, she touched so many hearts with her kind words and compassion. She loved her family, friends, and music, being able to play Rachmaninoff perfectly. She served as kitchen director at Flowers Manor for nineteen years, and her favorite time of year was the annual Thanksgiving banquet where she, Louise Campbell, and Stella Montgomery lovingly cooked a huge spread for the residents. Leeba joins her husband and great love, Ronnie McElroy. She and Ronnie were a delightful pair, with Ronnie being the consummate joker who could always make her laugh. He adored her from the time they were children, and now they are together again. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Flowers Manor in Clarksdale or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Due to Covid there will be a family service at Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.