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Munson Healthcare Foundation; Women's Cancer Fund
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Life Story / Obituary


Jacqueline Lee Bellamacina 65, of Travers City, died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital.

To my most precious. I love you more than life. It won't be long and I will be with you. I think about you constantly. I love you and say hello to everyone up there for me. Al

A Traverse City resident for 17 years, she retired from Burger King after 16 years. She loved her family and friends. Born Oct. 10,1950 in Southgate, she was the daughter of Jack Thompson and Gladys Watson Thompson. On Oct. 31,1992 in Toledo Ohio, she married Al Bellamacina who survives. Also surviving are her mother, Gladys Kelp of Traverse City; 2 daughters, Kim (Will) Taylor of Trenton and Sherry (Mike) Edwards of Taylor, 6 grand children, Stepmother Sam Teets of Alpena, Special nephew and niece Mark and Sally Young of Northville MI.

Also surviving are five brothers, Terry (Patricia) Kelp of Johannesburg, Don Kelp Jr. and Gary Kelp of Traverse City, Ron (Cindy) Kelp of Kingsley, Bruce Kelp of Kalamazoo, sisters Debra (Steve) Sedivy of Salem OR and Holly Leaym of Kingsley. Uncle and Aunt James (Lois) Watson of Florida and James (Emma Lou) Knight of Lansing. Numerous nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Jack Thompson, Step father Don Kelp Sr., Grandparents James (Gladys) Watson, Graydon (Susan) Thompson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Munson Healthcare Foundation; designate, Women's Cancer Fund. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with her family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.