Visitation and Memorial Services in Los Angeles Scheduled for Legendary Jazz Musician, Louie Bellson

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Visitation and memorial services for NEA Jazz Master, drummer-composer Louis Paul Bellson, have been scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, California. Co-founder and Senior Pastor of Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, California, Pastor Dick Bernal, will officiate the services. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM followed by a memorial service from 5:00PM - 6:00PM.

Louie Bellson died February 14, 2009 from complications associated with Parkinson's Disease and an earlier hip injury. Louie frequently visited Jubilee Christian Center and, on occasion, appeared as a special musical guest artist.

"We are grateful to have had one of the best in God's house," says Pastor Dick Bernal. "I am honored to have known such a remarkable talent, man, and friend."

Contributions in memory of Louie Bellson can be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit

About Jubilee Christian Center:
In 1980, Jubilee Christian Center was founded by Senior Pastors Dick and Carla Bernal. Jubilee has become one of the largest leading non-denominational churches in the Silicon Valley, with well-over 14,000 weekly attendees. It is a teaching center, bringing fresh and relevant messages to its culturally diverse congregation, impacting thousands of lives around the globe in India, Mexico, and the Philippines. Jubilee Christian Center continues to welcome people of all ethnicities and backgrounds creating an atmosphere where anyone can experience God and love people.


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