Christine Belford Obituary, Death – On October 2, 2020, Christine Emma Belford, age 71, died away without any discomfort after battling complications from acute pneumonia. She was encompassed by her two children and the man she had been married to for the last half-century. She was given the name Christine (Chris) when she was born on September 27th, 1949 in the city of Covington, Kentucky. She was born into the family of Ruth Richards (Pollard), who was married to Francis T. Pollard. In 1970, she tied the knot with the man who would become her husband, Clyde Eugene Belford.
In 1973, Chris and Gene relocated to Central Florida with their newborn son Jeffrey Lane Belford with the intention of establishing a successful family life and finding happiness there. Shortly after relocating from the Kentucky/Ohio area, Chris embarked on a prosperous professional career with the ever-expanding Disney World amusement park. After they settled in their new home, Chris and Gene Belford had their second child, Todd Adam Belford. At this time, everything was in place for a wonderful future filled with love, support, and happiness.
The stage had been prepared. After Chris retired from Disney, she bought Space Coast Ice Cream, where she enjoyed interacting with the numerous customers and putting a smile on many people’s faces. Chris eventually sold the business. Chris was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as a pillar of strength for everyone who came under her sphere of influence. Both time with her family and time spent seeing new locations were very important to her.
She was the kind of person who was always eager to go the extra mile for others and melted the hearts of everyone who had the luxury of getting to know her. bChris is survived by her husband, Gene Belford, her two sons Jeff Belford (wife Misty) and Todd Belford (wife Larissa), her four grandchildren Jayla, Sabrina, Sydney, and Dalen, her siblings Frank Pollard (wife Cindy), Johnny Pollard (wife AnnMarie), Melinda Webster (husband Wayne), and Theresa Fite, as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed by everyone.