2 Corinthians 5:8; "We are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord"
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Mrs. Pamela Louise Carruth Bellamy, 64, of 626 North Oakland Avenue, Statesville, passed away at her home on Friday, May 17, 2019, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Iredell County on March 31, 1955, and was the daughter J. C. Carruth and the late Virginia Woods Carruth. She was married to Roger Dewayne Bellamy, who survives. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Carruth; a sister, Tracie Carruth; paternal grandparents, Roy and Ritchie Mae Carruth; her maternal grandparents, Dewy and Susie Woods; and a sister-in-law, Lois Click.
She was a 1973 graduate of North Iredell High School and attended Mitchell Community College and Central Piedmont Community College where she majored in Theatre, Arts and Drama. She was the first Black Woman to Participate in the Dogwood Pageant in 1973. She was an understudy in the play, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and also graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts. At the time of her death, she was a member of Victory Christian Center in Charlotte.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life in addition to her husband, Roger D. Bellamy of the home; three daughters, Angela (Sam) Smith, Domminique (Raymon) Cunningham and Victoria Bellamy, all of Charlotte; three sons, Roger Dewayne Bellamy, Jr., Joshua Bellamy and David Bellamy, all of Statesville; eight grandchildren, DeVante Smith, Sametha Smith, Stephon Smith, Amir Bellamy, Anthony Cunningham, Aiden Cunningham, Joshalynn Bellamy and Braxton Moon-Bellamy; one great grandchild, Austin Smith; four brothers, James Carruth, Jr., Russell Carruth, Danny Carruth and Ricky Summers all of Statesville; four sisters, Judy Carruth Hunter of Winston-Salem, Carolyn (Johnny) Turner of Statesville, Virginia (John) Roberts of Winston-Salem and Sandra Carruth of Statesville; brothers-in-law, Frank Rucker, West Jefferson, NC., Ronnie (Anita) Moten, Nathaniel Rucker, Donald (Margel) Rucker, John Curtis Rucker, Ronald Rucker and Michael Click all of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Susan (John) Morrison and Lillian Rucker; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family and friends,
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 12:00 noon at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Bellamy will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Mrs. Bellamy will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where members of the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, but will assemble at the residence at other times. Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Bellamy at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Bellamy family.