Bellah, Thomas E.

March 23, 1966 - May 22, 2015

Thomas Edward Bellah “Tom” age 49 of Plano, Texas entered into the arms of his Friend and Savior Jesus Christ on May 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm.
Tom was born on March 23, 1966 in Flint, Michigan to Clarence “Jack” and Norleen Bellah (DeMott). Tom attended Bethel Assembly of God as a small child. In his pre-teen to adult years he then attended Harvest Time Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Tom was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Navy before he attended Ozark Bible Institute (1986) where he met his wife Barbara “Barbie” Kemp-Bellah and was married in 1987. Briefly the two of them sang, and Tom would preach at different venues around the U.S.
Tom was a licensed Funeral Director and serviced several communities in California for over eleven years before entering the automotive retail field where he still holds the record of selling 26 vehicles in one month at Reynolds Lincoln in Norman Oklahoma. The Bellah family moved to the Dallas/Plano, Texas area in 1999 where he continued this profession until his passing.
You always knew when Tom entered the room because the laughter would immediately begin. Tom loved to cook, and even perfected his own pizza recipe for sauce and dough making Papa Bellah Pizza. Tom also loved spending time, and having fun with his family.
Tom was preceded in death by Grandparents James & Ada Bellah, Oscar & Lula DeMott, Uncles Jim & Weldon Bellah, and Forrest DeMott.
Is survived by: Son Jordan (Erin Lobb) of Visaila, CA; daughter Jacklyn (Lance Petty) of Argyle, TX; and son Andrew with wife Amy (Pridgen) and granddaughter Madison (1 year) of Douglas, GA. Mother of his children Barbara “Barbie” Kemp-Bellah. Parents Clarence “Jack” & Norleen Bellah of Columbiaville, MI; Father and Mother-in-law: J.W. & Velma Kemp. Oldest sister: Nancy Abbey of Flushing, MI, youngest sister Sharon (Jerry Taylor) of Grand Blanc, MI; younger brothers Andrew (fiancée Alyson Lambert) of Davison, MI, and Forrest Bellah of Columbiaville, MI. Special mention of friends Debra Dickens and her father Lew White. Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, brothers and sisters-in-laws.
Memorial service will held Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5 in the evening at: Florence Holiness Church at 1800 Florence Road; Keller, TX 76262
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s memory to help cover funeral cost would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to send donations to our GoFundMe The Bellah Family Fundraiser.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


8 replies on “Bellah, Thomas E.”

D. Harris says:

Dear Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Thomas and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. 


My deepest condolences to the Bellah family. I will miss him too. Great guy, great friend.

Debbie Dickens says:

You where the sunshine of my life I will miss you so so much We laughed and cryed together but we knoew that there was a better place for you . You are know walking hand in.hand With our saviour and in a better pleace where there is no pain. I wil miss you I love you and God be with you

Andrew Bellah says:

Dad, I miss you everyday that goes by. I wish you were here to help me in the yards or catch fish. Everyone always tells me im a chip off the old block. I’ll never forget you. You were a great father. I miss you so bad it hurts. I love you

Jacklyn Bellah says:

Dad…I miss you so much. Every day I have you on my mind and I remember the times you cheered me up and taught me to drive or to do math..just so many things I cherished about you. You’re always in my heart and on my mind. Even though I know you’re in a better place, I can’t believe the things I won’t get to have you around for and it breaks my heart. But I know we’ll get to talk and share those things one day. I’ll be looking for you.
I will always be your little girl (Pumpkin)
Your favorite daughter, Jacklyn

Barbie Bellah says:

You were and always will be the love of my life. There will never be another you. Not a day goes by that I don’t weep. I will forever keep you close in my heart.

Paula Wiggins says:

Our deepest condolences to the family. Paul and I loved Tom. He was one that had the proverbial heart of gold, always trying to help the underdog. Also, so many funny memories of things Tom said. No one was like Tom Bellah.

Sharon says:

Tommy…my big brother! I miss you so much. Even though it has been almost 4 months; not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and growing up with such a wonderful big brother. Sure, we were mean to each other at times…picked on and tattled on each other…but that was the best of growing up with you! NO MATTER what we did to each other NO ONE ELSE BETTER! I am so glad we had the time to spend together when you came to MI 2 yrs ago! You left a wonderful legacy … 3 WONDERFUL CHILDREN!! I am proud to be their aunt! Proud that I was your little sis!

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