Vernell Bellamy Frank



Vernell Bellamy Frank, 92, a long-time resident of Williston, SC, passed away on Sunday, the 2nd of April at Columbus Hospice Center in Columbus, GA, due to a stroke following several years of declining health.

Born on August 10th, 1924, to the late Jason and Carrie Ballington, Vernell moved to Williston with her husband and children in 1951. A beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, she loved all things outdoors. Vernell spent her life serving others with a quiet humility that will always be remembered. She was a dedicated member of the Williston United Methodist Church. Vernell was predeceased by her husbands, John D. Bellamy, Horace A. Roberts, and Ernest L. Frank. She is survived by: her children, Carolyn (Tommy) Perkins of Columbus, GA; Steve (Cindy) Bellamy of Aiken, SC; Barbara (Dave) Marshman and Elaine (Dan) Strawbridge, both of Williston, SC; two siblings, Martha Dreher and J.W. Ballington, both of Columbia, SC; 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Williston United Methodist Church on Friday, April 7, 2017. The family will receive visitors beginning at 11:00 am, with the service beginning at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Williston United Methodist Church, 6030 Springfield Road, Williston, SC 29853.