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Essie Bellfield, 89, Orange


Last updated 2/1/2022 at 8:13pm

May 6, 1932 – January 23, 2022



"May The Work I've Done Speak For Me..."


With humble acceptance of God's will, we announce the passing of Ms. Essie Lagard Bellfield, 89, of Orange, Texas departed this life Sunday, January 23, 2022.


Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.  Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Community Christian Church located at 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange Texas with interment to follow at Hollywood Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff.


A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the church.


A wake will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022, at Salem United Methodist Church located at 402 W. John Avenue, Orange, Texas.


Essie's love and memories will remain in the hearts of her daughter, Magna Carta Bellfield Barnett; the son she never had, Richard Spector; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Masks are required for the services, but for those who are avoiding large gatherings, Friday night's wake will be livestreamed on Salem United Methodist Church's You Tube channel. Go to and search for "salemtv livestreaming ministry." The service will be short, Pastor Develous Bright said, followed by shared blessings and memories. Community Church staff said they hoped to livestream Saturday's funeral service. 



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