Zelna Hughes Belsha


Zelna Hughes Belsha, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at her residence. 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bill Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County. 
Mrs. Belsha was born April 29, 1935, in Joaquin, to Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful flower beds. Mrs. Belsha loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. 
She is survived by 
Daughter: Reené Hooper and husband, Duane, of Houston, Texas 
Timothy D. Hooper of Los Angeles, California 
Robert Brian Hooper and wife, Rachael, of Shreveport, Louisiana 
Alicia Diane Hamilton and husband, Jeff, of Joaquin, Texas 
William Preston Hooper of Austin, Texas 
Callie Reené Briggs and husband, Jackie, of Logansport, Louisiana 
Amy Diane Fonseca and husband, Rafael, of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Burlington County, New Jersey 
Alex Hooper and wife, Evette, of Houston, Texas 
14 Great Grandchildren 
7 Great Great Grandchildren 
Sister: Sue Weaver and husband, Buford, of Center, Texas 
Bonnie Baggett 
Nelwyn Ables
Brother-in-law: Howard Belsha 
Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends 
Preceded in death by 
Husband: Lamar Belsha 
Parents: Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes 
Brother: Bo Hughes 
Pallbearers will be Alex Hooper, Jackie Briggs, Will Hooper, Chad Hughes, Rob Hooper and Pete Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Chapman, Tye Chapman and Rafael Fonseca.
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