Terrence Sylvester Belle

Terrence Sylvester Belle

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (Shreveport) Terrence Sylvester Belle, 45, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Terrence was born August 25, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana along with twin brother Albert J. Belle to loving parents Albert S. Belle and Carrie Giles Belle. Terry grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana with his parents, brother Albert, devoted aunt Hattie M. Walls and grandmother Marie Taylor Giles. Known to family and friend as "Terry", he enjoyed playing little league baseball, junior high school baseball and football, Pop Warner Football, high school baseball and football and Boy Scouts. Terry graduated with honors from Huntington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana (May 1984). Terry completed his formal education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting (August 1988) and then pursued a Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport (May 1991). While attending LSU in Baton Rouge, Terry was a member of the LSU Baseball Team and helped the team to reach the College World Series twice (Spring 1986 and 1987).

In September 1988, he began his professional career and started working at the Shreveport Accounting Center. Shortly afterward, Terry began working for NorAm Energy Corporation. In May 1996, he began working as a Business Analyst for International Paper Company. Terry always had a love of sports! In May 1997, Terry to moved to Chicago, Illinois and started working as Albert's Business Manager; a job that gave him the opportunity to travel all over the country alongside Albert. Terry spent a great deal of his time teaching daughters Peyton and Lauren the game of tennis. He motivated and coached Peyton to become ranked the #6 tennis player in the Girls 10 and under division in the Southwestern Region of the United States Tennis Association. As a youth, he dedicated his life to Christ and became a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. While residing in Arizona, Terry and family attended McDowell Mountain Community Church.

Terry is survived by his spouse of 10 years, Tara Roby Belle, daughters Peyton and Lauren (Scottsdale, Arizona), parents Albert and Carrie Belle (Shreveport, Louisiana), brother Albert S. Belle and sister-in-law Melissa Belle (Scottsdale, Arizona), nieces Cecelia, Bianca, Tatiana and Alexa, best friend Morgan King (Keithville, Louisiana), friend Jeff Helmick (Cleveland, Ohio), Aunt Marilyn Sims (Shreveport, Louisiana), Uncle Earl Belle (Shreveport, Louisiana), Aunt Ola Woodard (Fort Worth, Texas), Charles Etta Jackson, Sandra Sykes, Janie Suttle, Uncles Danny Suttle and Gerald Giles (all of Shreveport, Louisiana). Visitation will be held Friday, September 16, 2011 at Winnfield Funeral Home at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Galilee Baptist Church at 10:00 AM with Dr. E. Edward Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery (St. Vincent Avenue) in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Published in Shreveport Times on Sept. 16, 2011