Louie Bellson’s Headstone Unveiled At Recent Ceremony

Even though Louie Bellson passed away more than a year ago, memorials in his honor continue. The latest took place last Thursday, May 20, when the headstone monument was unveiled at his gravesite at the Riverside Cemetery in Moline, Illinois, his childhood home. Despite the rainy conditions, a number of guests attended the ceremony, including family, friends, clergy, local politicians and officials, and the drummer’s widow, Francine Bellson (pictured at left), who designed the headstone.