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Tuesday October 5th, 2021

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James Belin

Today we celebrate the Home Going Service for Mr. James Luther Belin, affectionately known as "Baby Belin". James departed this earthly life on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, where the reward of eternal life was given - and an eternity of bliss in heaven in the presence of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

James was born, December 9, 1946, in Marion, South Carolina to the late Willie Clarence Belin and the late Bertha Davis Belin. In his childhood years, his family relocated to Pamplico, South Carolina. James graduated from Gibbs High School. It was there while driving school bus, he decided what his dream job would be: driving tractor trailer trucks. James went on to have a 29-year career of driving trucks for a living.

It wasn't long after moving to Florence, South Carolina with his family, James met the love of his life and lifelong partner, Mary Ann Anderson. They were married on March 27, 1971. The couple just celebrated their 50th year anniversary. This loving union was blessed with two children, a daughter that preceded him in death, Shakever S. Richardson and a son, Shelton Belin.

James had a passion for singing; you would hear him singing as a part of the Male Chorus at Wayside Chapel Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina, where he was a dedicated member for 40 plus years. In addition to the Male Chorus, he dedicated his time at Wayside Chapel Baptist Church as a Trustee and served in many other capacities.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Clarence Belin and Bertha Davis Belin; a daughter, Shakever S. Richardson; a brother, Willie Clarence “Boy” Belin; two sisters, Renzella Burgess and Edith Belin; along with a few cousins, aunts and uncles that went on to be with our Lord and Savior!

James leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving wife, Mary Ann Belin; a son, Shelton Belin; a stepson, Andrew Anderson; two grandchildren, Phach Richardson and Keyavionn Richardson; two great- grandchildren, Jarrod Kenyonn Patrick Rogers and Kason Kenyonn Richardson; two sisters, Louise B. Anderson and Georgia May Belin; a brother, Gary "Toy" Belin; two uncles, David Belin and Luther Belin; one aunt, Lucille Belin; two brothers-in-law, Samuel (Gloria) Anderson and Cleveland Anderson; three sisters-in-law, Martha Samuels, Irene (Paul) Brown, and Corinne (Johnny) Barr; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Please keep the family of James L. Belin in your thoughts and prayers.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Belin

Cinder Oct 16 2021 4:59 PM

Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pontheola E. Wilson Oct 13 2021 6:09 PM


HARRY BLAINE Oct 10 2021 11:59 PM

My condolences to the family. Praying for comfort during this time. 🙏

Melissa Muldrow Echols Oct 6 2021 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Belin

Lisa Jackson Oct 5 2021 8:44 PM

I considered James as a dear friend who could always make me laugh . My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and entire Belin family

Valecia (Lisa) Jackson Oct 5 2021 8:43 PM

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2Tim. 4:7
Mr. James L. Belin will be remembered by the Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina for his interest and sharing information which would help improve the quality of life for the blind and sight impaired near and far.
With continuous prayers for the family and especially, Mrs. Mary Belin. Continue to hold to God's unchanging hand and build your hopes on things eternal.
With our deepest condolences, Debra Canty, President

Debra Canty Oct 5 2021 6:17 PM

My sincere condolences to the family. "Baby" was such a sweet person. Always pleasant and with a beautiful smile. Cherish the memories.

Alma Squires Oct 5 2021 11:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Belin

Debbie Scott Oct 5 2021 11:04 AM

Mary my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I'm praying for your strength and I hope that God's Love helps you at this time.

Lori Maize Oct 5 2021 10:31 AM

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