Mrs. Shirley Moss Bellamy was born on September 3, 1940, in Horry County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Lucy Moss Thompson (Mr. James Peter Thompson) and Mr. John Randell. She departed this earthly life for her heavenly home on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Sea Coast hospital in Little River, South Carolina.
Shirley was known as Shelly. At an early age, she attended Horry County Public School and became a member at the Macedonia AME Church. She was a praying warrior. In the 1970s, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Freeman W. Bellamy of Brooksville, S.C. She was a hard worker. She put in 35+ years for Mrs. Poke’s and Grace Realty Company. Her profound wisdom, knowledge and skills made her a master of all trades. She was a dependable and easy-going woman; she was a pillar to the community. Shelly showed love, kindness and she was always lending a helping hand. She believed in showing respect, if you were being disrespectful to others, she would kindly address you with her famous saying “Your Mouth Will Hurt You”. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.
She leaves to cherish in sweet and loving memories, seven children, Edward Vernon Moss, Lucy Ann Moss, of Little River Neck, SC, Daffene Moss Edge, David Moss (Sara) of Brooksville, SC, Shirley Bellamy Marquez (Jamal) of Fayetteville, N.C. Two children preceded in death, the late Greggory Moss (Ester) and Rachael Moss; Seventeen grandchildren: Gregory Sparkman, Fatima Moss both of Marion, SC, Tiffany A. Moss of Trenton, New Jersey, Dewayne L. Edge of Atlanta, GA, Edward Vaught, Denise L. Edge, Jamie R. Moss, all of Little River Neck, SC, Ebony Moss, Nelson Edge (Chanarvety) all of Brooksville, SC, the late Samuel David Moss, Tanisha Moss, Crystal Moss all of Conway, SC, Ta’Kyah Gore of Little River, SC, Aq’crevein J. Bellamy, Daffine S. Jones, Trevein J. Bellamy and Harmony Bellamy all of Fayetteville, NC; twenty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters five proceeded in death the late Ernestine Blair, Ernest Riggins, Helen Riggins Smith, Paul Riggins. Surviving siblings: Merlener Riggins, Lorenzo Randall and Mary Black Little River Neck, SC, Leroy (Dale)Thompson, Besty (Steve) Newman of Columbia, SC. One special cousin and best-friend Lottie Williams of Little River Neck, SC, five sisters-in-laws and host of nieces, nephews’ other relatives and friends.
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