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If you were fortunate to have known George Bellis, then you knew a legend. A man of noble character and a courageous soul. George had a life that looking in you would be envious, but not for long. You were humbled by his generous heart, his ability to bring joy to anyone was undeniable. I will say though “mess with the bull and you get the horns’ saying also fits George, as loyalty goes, he was fierce. His walks were as therapeutic for him as they were for Ruby. He loved Ruby like he was his own child. He walked a path filled with music, laughter and holding Roses hand.
George served in the Army during the Vietnam war, where he earned the right to be called a true hero. War may have made him tougher as a man or simple just taught him not to take life for granted. He always wanted those around him smiling and laughing. Whether you were laughing at him because he was putting Cheetos up his nose or whatever little goofy act he could think of. As long as you were smiling, he was happy, even jamming out to “Wanna be a BALLER, SHOT caller, twenty-inch blades on the IMPALA!” Retired from his own path in Welding, he relished in his love of cars and savored the moments he could spend on road trips.
Family. This was his legacy; this is what he lived for. Every family gathering is where he thrived, it was his happy place. Even as the kids grew, paving their own paths, a simple phone call was all he needed to make his day complete. Being there for each of his grandkids was the blessing in disguise, seeing his own kids become parents was the most joyous gift.
He would tell HIS SONS,
Be a simple MAN. Be something YOU love. Follow YOUR Heart and nothing else. Please you do this for me MY son.
He would tell His DAUGHTER.
It may have taken 40 years to finally have my beautiful baby girl, but you were worth ever second, I ever had with you. Do not think twice before you follow your HEART. Take a deep breath and relax. You are the RAIN and you are the SUN. Never forget that.
He would tell Rose.
Close your eyes, do not be sad my dear, I’ll follow you till I see you in this life. Where the music is loud and beautiful. Where I get to watch the lives of our children, their children, and their children’s’ children.
He loved the adventure that was he was blessed with; no moment was uncherished or taken for granted to George. His Legacy is you, each of you hearing this, never forget the depth of love he had for you. He will watch you from above, waiting for that laugh, that smile. When you do, remember George is right there laughing with you. “And if you want, then start to laugh" "If you must, then start to cry" "Be yourself don’t hide, just believe in destiny.” - Enigma
George Bellis is Survived by: Wife Rose Harper, Children: Shaun Bellis; Christopher & Melissa Leras Jason & Marilyn Bellis; Jacob & Jennifer Leras;
Jimmy & Desira Hansche Grandchildren: Aracely, Brendon, Aniya, Serenity, Rolando, Desira, Pearl, Katrina, Junior, Brianna, Nevaeh
Dog: Ruby- German Shepard Friends: Hurshell; Steve; Zarro; Rico & Ms. Erin; Sal;
Date of Birth 12-17-1947 in Pennsylvania
Passed 03-31-2021 in Slidell, Louisiana.
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