Elder Willie C. Bellamy, Sr., transitioned from this life to eternal life on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter, peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, daughter, son, two sisters, and other family members. Willie, 59, was born October 6, 1962 in Marion, to the late Reverend Chavis V. Bellamy, Sr. and Carrie Lee Grissett. He accepted Christ at an early age. After many years he received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and accepted the “Call” to ministry. Willie attended the public schools of Marion County and was extremely athletic, competitive and excelled in football. He graduated from Marion High School with the Class of 1980. Shortly after graduating, Willie joined the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Plattsburg, New York and numerous other duty stations, before settling in Sumter, He served from 1980 – 1988. Here is where he met his lovely wife, Elder Towanda Capers Bellamy. They were married on August 18, 1988. To this union there are six children, two from previous unions, Willie C. Bellamy, Jr. of Marion, Katoria Capers of Ohio, Rashard Kamee’l, Robert Bellamy, Roman Bellamy of Sumter; and twelve grandchildren. In 1984, the was first ordained and began his evangelic journey. He graduated from Morris College. He went on to receive many Certifications and Ordinations into the Pastorate between 1994 and 2010. Willie and Wanda would go on to Pastor Beaver Creek Baptist Church and Co-found True Deliverance and Healing Christian Ministries. He is survived by: three sisters, Elder Josephine (Dwight) Holland, elder Nancy (Tommie) Wheeler, Pastor Felicia (Charles) Brown and one brother, Elder Robert (Debra) Bellamy; mother-in-law, Hester L. Capers; two brothers-in-law, Tarrencee (Patricia) Capers, Gary Capers; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Dale) Major, Thomasena Osborne, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. In accord with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 640 Batty Way, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Nation Full Gospel, 410 South Main Street, Sumter, with the Bishop Marvin Hodge, Pastor, Bishop Northern Miller, Presiding. The procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a. m. Burial will be Monday, November 29, 2021 in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.
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