Nathan Lloyd “Jiggs” Bellair
Nathan Lloyd “Jiggs” Bellair, 83, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Magnolia Manor in Groves. Services to remember his life will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fortenberry. Interment will follow services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 until 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Born on Oct.15, 1926 in Sabine Pass to parents, Lloyd Bellair and Sadie (Lofton) Bellair, he was a longtime resident of the Orange area. He retired as a supervisor with the Texas Department of Transportation and he was of the Baptist faith. Jiggs was a simple man who enjoyed spending time with his family, raising vegetables in the garden, raising livestock and reading western novels.
Jiggs is preceded in death by his parents.
Those most cherishing his memory are his wife, Beulah M. Bellair of Orange; daughters, Sharon Marx and husband, Bruce of Livingston and Connie Beers and husband, Eric of St. Paul, Minn.; son, Henry Bellair of Orange; sister, Clelie Richardson of Sabine Pass; brother, Jessie Marvin Bellair and wife, Ruth of Groves; and grandchildren, Brandi Rosenbaum, Colleen Bellair, Austin Bellair, Amber Bellair, Chelsea Bellair, Shaun Taylor, Jay Marx and Ariellle Beers. Jiggs is also survived by his three great-grandchildren and numerous extended family.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Magnolia Manor in Groves as well as Odyssey Hospice in Beaumont for the care they gave Jiggs during his final days.
For those desiring memorial donations, please make a donation in memory of Jiggs to the Alzheimers Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-2008. www.alz.org/texas.