Visitation

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale Street, Roseville

Funeral Service

Sunday, November 11, 2018

3:00 PM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale Street, Roseville

Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

11:00 AM

Cypress Lawn Memorial Park

1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA

Belva Mae Harrison

neé Moore
May 21, 1923 - November 5, 2018

Belva Mae Moore was born on May 21, 1923 in Sandy Ridge, Pennsylvania to her parents, Guy and Margaretta Moore. The family later moved to the Williamsburg, PA area, where Belva’s father found work as a law enforcement officer and eventually as town sheriff. Belva and her sister Betty were close, and some might say a bit wild. An instance when the girls had a run-in with the police at a bar their father had told them to stay away from, as he was planning a raid on it, was an indicator that perhaps Belva was not to be a simple small-town girl. After graduating from Williamsburg School, she worked in Baltimore, and later had a daughter she named Dixie Lee (after Bing Crosby’s wife). Hungry for a bigger place, she moved to South San Francisco and married Evans Harrison. Belva worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in the payroll department, later becoming department head.

 

Belva’s daughter Dixie lived in Williamsburg, where she was raised by her grandparents and her aunt Betty.  In 1986, Belva was widowed and reunited with her daughter. Belva embraced Dixie and her children, Amanda and Andrew, Dixie’s husband Richard, and his children, Brian and Kristen. She was deeply grateful to have this family around her.

 

Belva had a great sense of humor, loved dogs, country music, and pork rinds.  She had a deep faith in God, and loved Billy Graham.  She was a member of the Grand Avenue Baptist Church in South San Francisco; after moving to St. Paul to be with her daughter, she attended St. Paul UCC on Summit Avenue. Belva passed away on November 5, 2018 at the age of 95; she will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

 

Belva is survived by her daughter, Dixie (Richard) Cornell; grandchildren, Amanda and Andrew Kennedy; step-grandchildren Brian Cornell and Kristen Gundry; and great-grandchildren Esmé Kennedy, Will & Theo Cornell, and Logan, Stewart & Eli Gundry. 

 

A funeral service will held at 3:00 PM Sunday, November 11 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home-Roseville, 2130 N. Dale Street at County Road B. Visitation will take place from 2-3 PM Sunday 11/11 at the funeral home.

 

Belva will be laid to rest at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, California. on Wednesday, November 14. A graveside service will be held at the cemetery at 11:00 AM. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may to given to the Good Samaritan Society-Maplewood or St. Paul's United Church of Christ.

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