Marshall E. Belanga, Sr.

March 31, 1937 - March 12, 2017

03/31/1937 - 03/12/2017

Past Services

Friday March 17, 2017
2:00 pm
Tabernacle Methodist Church
1265 Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
757-426-2396 | Directions

Marshall E. Belanga, Sr. 79, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017. Born in Princess Anne County to the late Luther and Melissa Ballance Belanga, he was preceded in death by his beloved brothers, Luther, Jesse,and Marvin “Peanut” Belanga and half-sister Pearl Yocum. A commercial fisherman by trade, he was the happiest spending time in his shop, working with his tractor, and sharing local lore and history with visitors.
He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Sandra Belanga; a son, Marshall “Eddie” Belanga Jr. and his wife Mary; daughter, Merrilee Gumm and her husband Jeff; granddaughters, Shannon and Kiley Belanga, Jordan Howell, and Rosie Gumm; nephew, Michael Belanga; and many special friends.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, March 17th, 2017 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a memorial donations in his name to the Judeo-Christian Outreach. Please visit to offer a note of condolence to the family.

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Christine Dietz and Tom Arata
6 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

C C Harris
6 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise to swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8

Wayne Daly
6 years ago

Good fishing to you up there and thanks for all the great memories

Sue Alfre
6 years ago

God speed, Mr. Belanga! I so enjoy the little Sanderling decoy that you made and the stories you shared with me the day I stopped and bought. Prayers of peace and comfort, dear family.

Annette (Harris) Dickerson
6 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Belanga had a life-long friendship with my parents. Some of my favorite childhood memories came from times I spent at their house playing with their daughter, Merrilee, my best friend growing up … playing hide-and-seek in his fishing nets, singing at the top of our lungs and sneaking RC colas! 🙂 Mr. Belanga was a patient and caring man. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mrs. Belanga, Merrilee, Eddie and their families!

6 years ago

Dear family, you have my heartfelt condolences. May God the Father of tender mercies (Psalm 83:18) strengthen you all during this difficult time and may your cherished memories comfort you as you await His loving provision when you may be reunited with your dear loved one again (John 5:28,29).

Phil &Judy Gumm
6 years ago

Made sure he got that good ole turkey leg! Had some good stories to tell- will be missed.