Elyssa Arlene Bellard
July 28, 2019
Elyssa Arlene Bellard, 18, of Nacogdoches, TX passed on Sunday July 28, 2019 in a tragic car accident that also took the life of her mother, Quondaila Christine (Shields) Bellard. She is survived by her doting father, Dale John Bellard Jr., 44, and her brother Dominic James-Armon (DJ) Sellers, 21, who were also involved in the car accident that took place in Smith County outside of Tyler, TX. She was born in Gulfport, MS on November 30, 2000 and was a recent graduate of Nacogdoches High School.
A recent graduate of Cosmetology School, she was proud to be accepted into the University of Mississippi, looked forward to starting classes and wanted to see the world. Her selfless and loving nature made her a favorite to her teachers and fellow classmates. She was responsible and driven but always made time to have fun with her friends and family. She loved dogs, Harry Potter, …..() but most of all her family.
She is survived by grandparents Ryan L. Shields and Kathleen G. Shields (of MS); grandparents Dale Sr. and Victoria Bellard (of NC); her great-grandmother Quondaila Cameron (of CA); and grandmother Loria C. Carrington and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nacogdoches officiated by Bishop Neal Cox. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf funeral Directors.