Karen Western Neighborhood Association

South Omaha Loses Advocate

Posted in: S Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
Belinda Malone
March 31, 1959?– May 16, 2006

Belinda Kaye West-Malone was born March 31, 1959, in Omaha, Nebraska to Grant and Bernice West. She was baptized at the Bethel Baptist Church, where she continued to work diligently even as her health declined.
In 1977, Belinda graduated form Omaha South High School, serving as the commencement speaker for her graduating class. She attended college at Dillard University, and settled in New Orleans for several years. She then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she met and married Russell Malone. They had two children, Darius Lamar and Marla Veronice.
At the onset of her health problems, she found her way back to the place she called home. Belinda became active in the South Omaha Community serving as President of the Indian Hill Neighborhood Association for a number years, and on the boards of the Omaha Enterprise Zone, the Weed & Seed Project, and UNMC Community Involvement. She was the coordinator and administrator for the Bethel Lite Stepper Drill Team, and the opening speaker for Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey ?‘s re-election campaign kick-off. She received the Cox Cable Award for Community Involvement, and earned the love and respect of everyone that met her.
Belinda served her community with pride and dignity, and gave of herself to improve the lives of her family and neighbors. She was a crusader in the fight against crime and violence. She made a difference. Thank you Belinda for all you that you have helped South Omaha to achieve and become.
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