Jean Parker Bellamy went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2023. She was 86 years old. She was born and lived in Sampson County most of her life. She attended school in Salemburg, NC, and attended Campbell College where she met her lifelong partner and husband, Walker Bellamy, Jr. They were married at McGee Methodist Church on September 4, 1954. She had four sisters and they were all great cooks. Jean loved entertaining family and friends at her home and nobody ever left hungry. She started her career in Clinton as a Dental Assistant and later worked in administration with a Law Firm for many years. She loved people and was the smiling face that clients first saw upon entering the firm. She was a member of McGee Methodist Church and later joined First United Methodist Church in Clinton where she sang in the choir and was a member of the C. Freeman Heath Sunday School class. She served on various committees over the years. She was the President of the Bernice Ballance Committee for 2 years; a member of Meals on Wheels; served on the Pastor-Parrish Committee; and was the recipient of the United Methodist Women’s Christian Service Award in 2001.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Walker Bellamy, Jr.; parents, Dennis G. Parker and Thelma Holland Parker; sister, Helen P. Barker and her husband, Edward Barker; sister, Martha P. Tew and her husband, Bobby Tew; brother-in-law, Brady Parker; sister-in-law, Martha B. King; sister-in-law, Frances B. McMillan and her husband, Dr. Samuel D. McMillan, Jr.; nephews, Rev. Samuel D. McMillan, III and David B. McMillan. She is survived by her only child, William Dennis Bellamy of New Bern; sisters, Ann P. Parker and Frankie P. Tyndall (Billy); grandson, Christopher Seth Wilson (Kathleen); granddaughters, Rachel Paige Bellamy (fiancé Spencer Adams) and Madison Bellamy Roberts (Brandon); great-grandchildren Harris Bellamy Wilson, Walker Stewart Wilson and Gracelyn Parker Roberts; godchildren, Julie Tyndall and Jennifer Bell Herrman; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews. Jean would want to thank all of her family, her Special Circle of Friends, her numerous and dear friends over the years and the cherished memories made along the way.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm at First Methodist Church in Clinton on Saturday, January 21, 2023. A Visitation with family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Methodist Church Choir Fund, 208 Sampson Street, Clinton, NC 28328, or to the Boys and Girls Homes of NC, Inc., PO Box 127, 400 Flemington Dr., Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.
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