Zelna Hughes Belsha


Zelna Hughes Belsha, 82, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at her residence.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Bill Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County.


Mrs. Belsha was born April 29, 1935, in Joaquin, to Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful flower beds. Mrs. Belsha loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith.


She is survived by

Daughter: Reené Hooper and husband, Duane, of Houston, Texas



Timothy D. Hooper of Los Angeles, California

Robert Brian Hooper and wife, Rachael, of Shreveport, Louisiana

Alicia Diane Hamilton and husband, Jeff, of Joaquin, Texas

William Preston Hooper of Austin, Texas

Callie Reené Briggs and husband, Jackie, of Logansport, Louisiana

Amy Diane Fonseca and husband, Rafael, of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Burlington County, New Jersey

Alex Hooper and wife, Evette, of Houston, Texas


14 Great Grandchildren


7 Great Great Grandchildren


Sister: Sue Weaver and husband, Buford, of Center, Texas



Bonnie Baggett

Neal Ables


Brother-in-law: Howard Belsha


Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends


Preceded in death by

Husband: Lamar Belsha

Parents: Leon G. Hughes and Nellie Lucille Jackson Hughes

Brother: Bo Hughes


Pallbearers will be Alex Hooper, Jackie Briggs, Will Hooper, Chad Hughes, Rob Hooper and Pete Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Chapman, Tye Chapman and Rafael Fonseca.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com