Patricia Evelyn Belle, avid NY Yankees fan

November 14, 2023

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Patricia Evelyn Belle, known by most as Ms. Pat. Although sudden, Patricia’s death was peaceful. 

She was born the youngest daughter of Rosa Lee Bell and Brooks Bell Jr. in Manhattan, N.Y. The family relocated to New Haven, Conn., and that’s where she and her lifelong partner Nathaniel Robinson Sr. raised their family before moving to Delaware in 2004.

Her most recent employment was at Polo Ralph Lauren for several years, where she formed loving bonds with her coworkers and bosses alike. She made those types of bonds and friendships everywhere she went. 

Patricia loved more than anything spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, sharing a special relationship with Brooks Doron Belle, her oldest grandson.

She was an avid New York Yankees fan, and she enjoyed watching them play. 

Patricia was predeceased by her parents Rosa Lee and Brooks Bell Jr., her brother Willie Thompson, and her eldest son Johnnie Lee Belle. 

She leaves to mourn her partner of 37 years, Nathaniel Robinson Sr.; her daughters Deloris Hamlet of New Haven, and Yemana Belle (Mindy) of Lewes; sons Darrell Belle (Shana) of Seaford, and Nathaniel Robinson Jr. (Jessica) of Ellendale; her sister Phyllis Scott, and brothers Johnny Moore, Darrell B. Belle, Robert L. Belle and Glenn C. M. Belle, all of Delaware; Billy Thompson of North Carolina, and Kenny Thompson of Virginia; along with her many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nieces and -nephews, and cousins. 

Her home going service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at Trinity Holiness Church, 34640 Delaware Ave., Frankford, where the viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the family. 

Visit Ms. Pat’s Life Memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook at

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