Marla Christie Bellamy

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Born in Hackensack, NJ on October 23, 1963

Departed on January 6, 2019 and resided in Bronx, NY

  • Funeral Service: Ferncliff Cemetery Room: Chapel
    • Saturday January 12, 2019 1:30pm to 2:00pm

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Marla Bellamy of Bronx NY passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2018. She was born in Hackensack, NJ and lived a significant time in Paterson NJ. Marla attended school in Bronx NY before moving to Paterson, NJ and enlisting in the US Army Reserve. Family and friends were Marla’s love and joy. She grew up spending holidays with her mother, Christina, sister, Rytchel, brother, Russell, Grandma (Olive) and multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and great cousins. She loved to sing. Although, sometimes misplaced loyalties led her astray, Marla enjoyed making friends and made many lifelong acquaintances in all experiences she undertook. Marla is survived by her mother, Christina, and brother, Russell. She also leaves behind a lot of caring relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her over the last year, and with special emphasis on nursing and support staff at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Bronx, NY.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Thomas and Cathy Jefferson January 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all the great memories. You will be missed greatly.

  2. Robin Jefferson January 8, 2019 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Chris and Russ, my love and prayers are with you.
    For you little cousin, I’m so thankful that we were able to
    reconnect. I’ll miss our conversations and hearing that smile
    I knew was on your face.
    You’ve earned your seat at that big table full of loving and
    familiar faces.
    Until we meet again……save a seat for me.
    Love you always

  3. Anita & Alana Rivers January 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Aunt Chris, Alana and I are deeply saddened by Marla’s passing. We pray your comfort and strength through this and that you find peace in the midst of it all. PS 23

  4. Elsa Pena de Jerez January 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Although I did not have the opportunity to meet Marla, I had the privilege of working with Ms Christina Bellamy, from whom I received great help, guidance and love. I am sure that Marla also embraced and showed the world the attributes of wonderful human beings as her mom, sister Ricky and brother Russell.
    Love you much Chris and Russell.

  5. Cheryl Jones January 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Dear, Dear, Aunt Tina, You Have Both My Heart and My Prayers ! Marla, Rest Well, Enjoy Your Peace ! You Have Earned Your Rest…. Rest Well Dear Marla, Rest Well !! Love Cheryl Rivers ( Jones )

  6. Robin Forbes-Jones January 8, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed my time taking care of Ms. Marla. She was a joy and amazing woman. I loved the times when her mom would come and we would talk and laugh in her room. Rest well Ms. Marla, I will never forget you and bless your family for having such a wonderful person. I wish you all well and I send my condolences.

    From Block Residence Aid,
    Robin Forbes-Jones

  7. Celeste Holloway January 8, 2019 at 7:33 pm - Reply


  8. Marcy Capers January 8, 2019 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I will always cherish and thankful for the good times we had when we were young. You’ll always be in my heart! Love and prayers to the entire family feeling this loss. Marla, kiss Nor-nor and Tip. Sleep in Peace cousin.

  9. Cheryl Jones January 8, 2019 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Dear Tina, Your Rivers, Hines, Colon, Colley & Jones, Family of New Jersey. Are Sending Prayers ! Rest Well Dear Marla ! You Are Loved & Will Be Missed !!

  10. Patrice Hines January 8, 2019 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Dear Tina, Your Rivers, Hines, Colon, Colley & Jones, Family of New Jersey. Are Sending Prayers ! Rest Well Dear Marla ! You Are Loved & Will Be Missed !!

  11. Thomas Flocco January 9, 2019 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Dear Christina and family,

    My Deepest Condolences for your loss.

    You and your family are in my prayers.

    May Marla be at peace with God.

    With Sympathy,

  12. Woody McCutchen January 9, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. From Kerry at MJHS January 9, 2019 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Dearest Marla the service you gave to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth you will be missed.😢😇

  14. Mary Hall January 9, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Chris and Russell, my deepest condolences for your loss.

  15. Block Residence January 9, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Marla was a wonderful person and we all care for Marla at Black Residents May her soul Rest In Peace Marla is with God

  16. Block Residence vanita January 9, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Marla was a wonderful person and we all care for Marla at Block Residents May her soul Rest In Peace Marla is with God

  17. Daphne Farquharson Mjhs. January 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Dearest Marla I missed you from the bottom of my heart I think about you every day since you leave the Block residence. I never forget Marla always told me to go and sit down and elevate my feet and don’t worry about her. can you imagine that’s the person she was, loving and caring not only for her self but for others She will be missed. may her soul rest in peace.

  18. Margaret Peggy Brady Somech January 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Christina and Russel. So saddened by the news of Marla’s passing. Sincerest and deepest sympathy and condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Thinking of you and wishing I could be by your side during this difficult time. All my love, Peggy

  19. Brian Stringfellow January 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Cuzn when we were together we shared plenty of laughs…. May you sleep in peace now. Love ya cuz

  20. Richard January 10, 2019 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Russell my condolence to your family..
    May Marla rest in peace..God Bless..Richard

  21. Stacy Capers January 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    To aunt tina n Russell…so sorry for ur lost
    Praying for ur peace n comfort
    Lov ya
    She will be missed..
    Stacy capers

  22. Sandra Ekberg January 11, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Dear Christina,

    What can one say? The loss of a child has to be most devastating to her mother. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I regret that I cannot express my sympathy to you in person as I am in FL for an extended period. In the meantime, my wish is that happy memories of your daughter will help to console and sustain you during this difficult period.

    Sandy Ekberg

  23. Joelle January 11, 2019 at 11:32 am - Reply


    I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you during this difficult time.

  24. Saundra Fogle January 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    To my longtime friend and mentor Christina Bellamy and Marla’s brother Russell, I offer my deepest condolences. You’ve been a Guiding Light in my life. I’ve known Ricky, Marla and Russell since they were preteens. Ricky and Marla have now joined their ancestors in a loving and colorful vibration made by our Omnipresent Creator. I pray that you, Russell and family find comfort in the happier times with Marla.
    With love,


  25. Richard Kearney January 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    My condolences go out to you and the family.

  26. Sister Pat January 12, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Dear Mother, Christina,
    My sincere sympathy as you laid Marla to rest today. Your daily calls and visits
    always gave Marla a boost. Your were so faithful in your love to Marla to the end.
    It was a privilege for me to meet Marla and become a friend in so short a time.
    Marla was a real Christian who read her Bible daily and was kind to all on her floor.
    Marla seemed to always be ‘on top of things’. We enjoyed man good laughs,
    as we watched her favorite TV shows. She told me once that she did not fear death.
    That alone is a remarkable statement! I believe that now she will be in the fullness
    of God’s love and be enveloped in great happiness and peace. I’m so glad that our
    lives were intwined even for a short time

  27. Robert L. Rivers January 14, 2019 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Dearest Tina,

    Our love and prayers are extended to you and Russell.
    Should the healing from this loss prove too overwhelming, please remember that me and Avis remain available to provide a measure of comfort should the need arise.

    We love you. Rob and Avis.

  28. Daniel M Sanders January 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. … When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil Gibran
    Marla as well as you Christina brought much joy to my world, making work not work. Her aura shined with pure goodness, providing a heartfelt lesson for us all.
    I say goodbye to Marla, in great sorrow but reflecting I am filled with a mountainous smile. Sending lots of love, Dan Sanders Block Residence

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