January 28, 1928 - March 14, 2023
Obituary For Beatrice Belanus
Mrs. Beatrice Belanus, 95 of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2023.
Bea was born January 28, 1928, in Prospect Park, NJ to the late Fred and Jeannette Streelman. She attended the public schools of Hawthorne and was a graduate of Hawthorne High School. Bea worked for 30 years for Lawton & Burns Plumbing & Heating Co. in New Jersey as their bookkeeper. She had a knack for numbers and excelled at her job.
She was united in matrimony to Cornelius Belanus on February 19, 1949. This union was blessed with 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. They recently celebrated their 74th anniversary. Bea and Neil give God the glory for all the blessings they enjoyed together.
Bea loved to bake and her ministry to others was making homemade treats during family and friends’ celebrations or times of need. Neil and Bea also enjoyed retirement in Florida and taking many trips together.
In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Doris van Hoven.
Bea’s life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband Neil; her children, Kenneth (Anne) Belanus of Stillwater, OK and Lois (Wayne) Bockmann of Raleigh, NC; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on March 25, 2023, at The Cypress of Raleigh. Family and friends are welcome to gather to honor Bea’s life. Light refreshments will be served immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Transitions LifeCare.