Ella H. Clark Bellinger

July 20, 1926June 10, 2013

Sister Ella H. Clark Bellinger was born to the union of Mary Magdalene Walker and Lewis Clark on July 20, 1926, Garfield, Texas. She graduated from Emile High School in Bastrop, Texas. She also graduated from Cosmetology School and was a licensed Cosmetologist. She made sure that her three girl’s hair was intact. They never had to go to a beauty shop. She was united in holy matrimony to Horace Jennings Bellinger in 1947. This union was added six children. Ella loved children (other than her own). She professed her faith in Christ at an early age. She joined the East Nineteenth Street Missionary Baptist Church in 1951. 67 years she was a member serving in the choir and missions. She donated food to Vacation Bible School and her name is on the playground area which was also donated. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, Lily of the Valley, Chapter #47, for over 60 years serving as a secretary for over 35 years. She worked at Austin ISD for 40 years. She also worked for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown and at Scottish Rite Dormitory at the University of Texas, as a switchboard operator for many years. She was preceded in death by both parents, Lewis Clark and Mary Magdalene Walker Clark. Her three sisters; Rosie Lee Clark Wayne, Esther Mae Clark DeShay, and Annie Lee Clark Ward, and two brothers; Willie Clark and Jessie Willard Clark, and one niece, Robbie Linn DeShay. Sister Ella Bellinger leaves to cherish her precious memories three daughters; Bettye L. Clark Wilson Burkes of Austin, Texas, Etta Johnson of Dallas, Texas, and Lori A. Bellinger of Austin, Texas. Three sons; Tommy Lee Clark of Austin, Texas, Rev. Robert Louis Bellinger and wife Jacqueline of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; William Lloyd Bellinger and wife Linda; two special step daughters, Helen Wilson Fleming and Hettie Lee Wilson and one step son, Thomas Jack Bellinger, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. A special “Thank you” to Ruby F. Clark, Kimberly Ann DeShay and Benjamin V. DeShay for your loving care of our mother. A funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 15th of June 2013, East Nineteenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 3401 Rogge Ln, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow at Burdett Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Murray Myers

July 8, 2013

A dear friend and mentor. Will always be in my heart.

Kimberly DeShay

June 15, 2013

Aunt Ella
Always my favorite Aunt
You will forever remain in my heart
I love You!

Margaret Morris

June 14, 2013

May The Lord continue to keep you and your family in His comfort and His GRACE! Betty, I remember your MOM having the ability to split an apple in two with her bare hands...Smile. I was totally in awe with her strength!!! Your child-hood friend, Margaret Brown Morris.


June 14, 2013

I did not know Ms. Bellinger but reading her story was wonderful. She did so many great things for people and it is warming to know of good people like Ms. Bellinger. God Bless.

Mz Rosie Whittington-Kindred

June 14, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.