Obituary of Jean Belcher
Jean Belcher, 89, of Sebastian, FL, passed away on July 7th, 2023 at Riverview senior resort in Palm Bay, FL.
She was born on January 24th, 1934 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Frank and Zipporah (Hooper) Iles.
Jean is survived by her children; Paul Belcher, Steve Belcher and Sharon Swaby; her grandchildren, Kevin Mullin, Jeremy Mullin and Coral Mullin; great grandchildren, Dylan Oliver and Milo Oliver; sister, Doris Gates and multiple beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George Belcher; parents, Frank and Zipporah Iles; siblings, Leonard Iles, Harold Iles, Charles Wesley Iles, Catherine Townley, Wilma Evans and Keener Iles.
A memorial service will be at held at 1:00 P.M. on July 15th, 2023 at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne Chapel.
Internment will be at South Florida National Cemetery at a later date.
She will be forever in our hearts.
The death of someone you love is always hard, but for those of us that we’re blessed to have, Granny, in our lives we know she lived a very full life. We have all heard her many stories about growing up on the farm. From the struggles to the happy tales of climbing trees, the box her father made for the sweet potatoes, and eating figs picked straight off the trees. We listened as she would light up talking about sitting in in bed with her siblings and mother reading books. We’d watch her laugh talking about the neighbor's dog stealing a shoe, and the family playing a prank on the pastor with the Bible trivia game. She shared with us tales about being an air-force wife and all her adventures with Papa. I think We’d all agree that Granny was the best wife, mother, grandmother, Auntie, and great grandmother ever. Granny was always there when you needed her, a kind soul who believed in God and a heaven. So even though death is sad, we can take comfort in knowing granny is in a better place. Putting the pieces to her puzzle together or birdwatching from the clouds above.
This is not goodbye, it’s see you later Granny.