Mrs. B has returned to L.A. from funeralizing and burying her husband in Moline, Illinois, his boyhood home in a plot located next to his father. It was a spiritual â€œhomegoingâ€ with ministerial testimony, music, video and eulogy. Thanks to Bellsonâ€™s service as a veteran of WWII, the ceremony was completed at the cemetery with drumroll, taps and a 21-gun salute. (Thank you American Legion!)
The next memorial program will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Jose, Calif. where he was baptized and married. (date TBA)
Mrs. B thanks the multitude of attendees at both the Calif. and Ill. funerals, as well as the hundreds of cards, letters and emails of condolence. And now that sheâ€™s back, your Guestbook entries will be posted daily until catch up (earliest first).
Those of you whoâ€™ve sent monetary contributions or flowers will be acknowledged by letter soon. To review, you may choose donating to Bellsonâ€™s church â€œEmmanuel Baptist Churchâ€ (tax-deductible) or to â€œFrancine Bellsonâ€ to help defray expenses. Mail to:
Louie Bellson Legacy
16055 Ventura Blvd. Suite #1212
Encino, CA 91436