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PRINCETON — Della Mae Belcher, 96, of Princeton died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Glenwood Park Nursing Home.
Born December 28, 1920, in Herndon, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mollie Ramsey Green. She was a homemaker and formerly worked for Thrift Drug for thirteen years. She was the oldest living member of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Princeton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Roba C. Belcher, Sr.; two sons, Wayne and Michael Belcher; two sisters, Marie Davidson, and Kathleen Aliff; and three brothers, Kester, Jack, and Clinton Green.
She is survived by two sons, R.C. Belcher, Jr. and wife Nannie of Princeton, and Mark Belcher and wife Sharon of Bridgeport, WV; two daughters, Maurine Fields of Princeton, and Kathy Hartwell and husband Russell of Princeton; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lena June Goodall of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, March 13, 2017 at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Princeton with Reverend Tommy Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour Monday at the church.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com
I'm Free
(Author unknown)
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free; I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day; To laugh, to love, to work, or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void; Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow; I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full; I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your head and share with me; God wanted me now; He set me free.
Published on March 11, 2017
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