Monnie Belcher

Obituary of Monnie Earl Belcher

Mr. Monnie Earl Belcher
March 23, 1954 - March 11, 2022

MSG Monnie Earl Belcher, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 11, 2022. We have lost a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Monnie Earl Belcher was born in Snow Hill, North Carolina, March 23, 1954, to Raymond Belcher, Sr., and JoAnn Foskey Belcher. He was a graduate of Greene Central High School in the Class of 1974. After which he joined the United States Marines Corps in July 1974. Monnie Belcher was a brave and loyal soldier and became a Master Sargent who earned several medals and served until August of 1994 when he retired.

Monnie leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 26 years, Ruby Belcher of Columbia, SC; six children: Terry Belcher (Lashonda) of Atlanta, GA, Lamonte Belcher (Robbie) of Elizabethtown, NC, LaShanda Hassell (Derek) of Winterville, NC, Tracie Hodge (Sedrick) of Tallahassee, FL, Vicky Alexander (Cullie) of Columbus, GA, and Pamela Brown of Rochelle, GA; seventeen grandchildren: Sudie Belcher, Tervona Belcher, Terry Belcher Jr., LaMont’e Belcher, Ayden Belcher, Daija Hassell, Dillon Hassell, Jerome Belmer, Kaleb Hodge, Audrianna Murray (John), Cullie Alexander Jr. (Christina), Ashley Alexander, Christopher Alexander, Marquise Brown, Jaquavius Brown, Quinetta Brown, and Keauntrey Brown; thirteen great-grandchildren: Brookelynn Belcher, Victoria Murray, Jordan Murray, Briana Murray, Jayden Murray, Cullie Jr III., Makaleigh Brown, Marquise Brown Jr., Mateo Brown, Aubrei Brown, Jamari Brown, Jacori Brown, and Greysen Jackson.

He also leaves behind five brothers and two sisters: Raymond T. Belcher Jr. (Mary) of Bell Arthur, NC; Charles Belcher (Debra) of Winterville, NC; Ronald Belcher (Peggy) and Linwood Belcher of Snow Hill, NC; Anthony Belcher of Walstonburg, NC; Burnadine Barrett of Snow Hill, NC; and Sarah Joyner (Donald) of Farmville, NC; four brothers-in-law: Roman Thomas (Annie Nell) of Miami, FL; Edward Thomas (Hattie Mae) of Fitzgerald, GA; Morris Thomas (Susie) of Tallahassee, FL; James Thomas of Albany, GA; two sisters-in-law: Geraldine Thomas of Hollywood, FL and Lois Carey (James) of Gallatin, TN, one aunt, Pauline Coley Troutman of Rochelle, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Belcher, Sr, and his mother, JoAnn Foskey Belcher; his sister, Mary Belcher Speight, mother-in-law, Dessie Thomas; sisters-in-law, Rose Belcher, Inez Thomas Lawson, Annie Pearl Thomas Troutman, and Verlene Thomas Cuffie.

Viewing will be Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm inThompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Rd. Columbia, SC. 

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held Friday, March 18, 2022 at 11:00am at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC.  Everyone in attendance is asked to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  The service can be viewed here for any of those unable to attend.  . 

To the living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return,
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace, 
And to the faithful, I have never left. 
I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea,
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity,
Remember me.
Remember me in your heart:
Your thoughts, and your memories,
Of the times we loved,
The times we cried,
The times we fought,
The times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, March 18, 2022
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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