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A celebration of praise and thanksgiving was offered in memory of James
Douglas Bellville, Sr. on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 11 a.m. from St. John
Baptist Church in Chappell Hill with the Rev. Jessie Turner officiating the
Pallbearers in service were James Leaks, Clifton Leaks, Lloyd Turner, Sr.,
Michael Leaks, Chad Sutton, Darrell Leaks. Honorary pallbearers were Robert
Bellville, Tommie Washington, Kevin Bellville, Ray Bellville, Andre Drake,
Stephen Bellville.
James Douglas Bellville, Sr. was born on October 3, 1942 to Sam and Ethel
Bellville in Buckhorn. The first of eleven children, and known to most as
Junior, he has always known the meaning of family. With is beautiful smile
and loving heart he touched many lives in special ways. He was a lover of
life and people with a caring spirit. His tremendous strength as a son,
husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, made any difficult
journey light enough to bear.
His career was with Thomps & Betts of Houston as a professional welder.
James Bellville, Sr. passed away on May 10, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Bellville.
James leaves to mourn and cherish precious memories, his mother, Ethel
Bellville of Bellville; his wife, Willie M. Bellville and her daughter,
Tammy Edmond and spouse, James, of Chappell Hill; first wife and mother of
his children, Lealer Bellville; four children: Jacqueline Harris, Stephanie
Drake and spouse, Andre, Demetra Washington and spouse, Tommie, of Houston,
and James Bellville, Jr. and his companion, Claudia of Atlanta, Georgia; six
sisters: Trulie Price, Marie Newson, Hattie Crawford, Bertha Bellville all
of Houston, Marjorie Bellville and Gloria Bellville of Bellville; four
brothers: Sammy and spouse Perlie, George, and A.C. of Houston, and Robert
Bellville, Sr. and spouse Margret of Bellville; eight grandchildren; three
great grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and
special friends. 
Professional services rendered by Taft Harris Funeral Home, Brenham.

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