Belinda
Belinda Ann De Rouen was born December 21 1961 to Joseph Norman De Rouen and Ann Marie Demmerella in Los Angeles, California. Belinda went to Inglewood high school in California. Not long after that, Belinda and her mother, brother, sister and daughter moved to New Orleans, her mother's birth place, where she adopted New Orleans as her home. She raised two children Rosalinda and Christopher. Belinda enrolled in Delagado College in New Orleans where she went to school for nursing she worked as a private duty nurse throughout the years in New Orleans. Her passions were drawing, arts and crafts. In 2003, Belinda came back to Los Angeles with her mother and two children to start a new life where her father, brother and sister resided. Not longer than a year, her son Christopher was killed by gun violence. Her devastation became her drive to save as many kids from violence as she could. She stepped out of the shadow of pain and joined forces with mothers against gun violence throughout Los Angeles, California. Her infectious smile, her drive for peace, her loving and caring bubbly spirit, not only touched our lives but many along her journey in life. Belinda is survived by her father Joseph De Rouen, mother Ann Demmerella, her daughter Rosalinda Negrete, brother Eric De Rouen [sister in-law Dorcas De Rouen] sister Tracy De Rouen, Nieces Ericka De Rouen and Angelique De Rouen, nephews Andre Gammage, Jr., Darrell Gammage and Eric De Rouen, Jr. and a host of family and friends. Her son Christopher De Rouen preceded her death. Belinda will be missed dearly; she was light to the world and light to our hearts. Thank you Belinda for your services and love here on earth.

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  1. belinda i no your lookin down on us and i know you are with your son christopher that pleases me in so many ways and comforts me through this very very very difficult time but you are not here any more on earth and that hurts to know that i wont hear your voice your laugh and see your beutiful smile enjoy your bubbly personality your caring and loving ways you are my big sister forever you never missed a beat you always hit me up to tell me they got another creole new orleans style party thanks you reminded me so much of when we were living in new orleans years ago all together i no when you lost your son christopher you were devastated but your hurt became your mission to save children from the voilence that plagues our world you became a force that could not be denied you rallied from the streets of l a to the capital of dc we thank you i thank you for your love and service here on earth you are a trooper a soldier a warrior you are my big sister who never gave up hope to save the children and comfort the parents who lost there children to violence even tho your life is gone your legacy will live on and never die love your lil brother eric [pop] forever and when we meet again i will say belinda what you got for us to do now

  2. i’m still in shock. Belinda will be missed so very much, for all of her good works and her fabulous personality. I’ll never forget Belinda and her trunk full of everything just ready to go, the parties she gave for her son Christopher, her energy and the way she stood up for all victims of homicide, passionately. Love you Belinda.

  3. I call her aunt B, but she is my older cousin. When I was young she lived in New Orleans so didnt get a chance to grow up around her. But, I had alot of love for her because that was my moms first cousin and they were very close. (Ceceilia, Lelia, and Belinda) When she moved to Los Angeles man it was like I already know her forever. When she lived with us I was attached she remind me so much of my great-grandma Florence. She was a social butterfly and had a big heart. I love you Belinda and will miss you. I dedicate this prayer to you: Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. He said he will never forsake you, nor leave you alone. Psalms 30:5

  4. Belinda, Even though i didn’t know you very long i was so sad to hear that you went on to heaven. But i will never forget how you sent me such a wonderful text feb 25th, 2010 saying you were thinking of me and wish the best for me and that may God continue to bless me and keep me in his loving arms. It was somethig specail then and i will never forget how you said your praying and asking God for guidence and understanding about our boys in heaven. I totaly understand your walk, your drive, your hope ,your love your all for our boys. we walked in the same shoes that most will never understand. I understand your hurt your pain we are sisters for life..tell the boys i said hi and we will all meet up one day! i love you sis and watch over us mothers down here and we will continue to fight for justice and peace here on earth. One Love, Angie

  5. Belinda, your leaving this earth is a heart break for so many. We depended on you for love and support for our own grieving. Please give my Teresa a big hug for me in heaven and all murder victims. We will always remember you and think of you always until we meet you in heaven. Wait for us at God’s heaven gate.

  6. Belinda, your smile and big heart will remain with me and all the “Moms” forever. I don’t think I ever heard you say “No, I can’t do that”. I am so saddened by your sudden passing but I am comforted in knowing that you are now with your son and that you will be the Mom in heaven to all our kids (give my Greggie a big kiss and hug for me). Until I see you again my friend, may the Lord wrap his arms around you and your loved ones. Your memory along with our kids lives on forever. Big mushy hugs, Your friend always. Judy ~ Gregg’s Mom

  7. To Rose and family, I am so sorry to here of Belinda’s death. The last time we talked was at the Christmas party. We had a nice time, talking to Belinda, Rose and her mom, while we ate and drank spirits. We had a wonderful time. I will miss you Belinda, such a good, dear friend you were, one of a kind. God bless the family during these rough times. Peace, Lorna

  8. Just a few words about my friend Belinda.I’m so proud to have been in her life and she in mine. She’d always have a listening ear to any problem, and her “catchy” laugh as we’d end our talks. She never put herself first, she always was “there” for any rally, any problem that anyone in need had. She lit up New Orleans, then came to L.A. to light up the lives of each and every one she met.

  9. To Belinda’s family We know you must be experiencing so many different emotions right now, from the pain of losing Belinda whom you loved so deeply to the comfort that comes in knowing that she is in heaven with GOD and her son Chris and even though words can’t take away the sorrow that you are feeling, we hope you find SERENITY in knowing that your CARE, LOVE and COURAGE meant so much to Her and that some how, in some small way that will make a diffrence and bring you PEACE because now she is in Heavenly Peace. You are in our Prayes Blessings

  10. Belinda, you will always hold a special place in my heart I was very blessed to have you as a sister-in-law for the years we had, I feel a little comfort in your death knowing you touched so many lives here on earth but God and Chris needed you more. Your smile and beautiful spirit will be missed Love You

  11. To our sweet friend Rosa and family, I would like to let you and your family know that you are in my prayers at this difficult time. It’s so hard to believe that Belinda is gone. I will miss her soooo much. Your mom was so inspiring to everyone. I loved her becasue she had such an unconditional love for everyone. Belinda was such a sweet,honest, hardworking angel. Belinda threw the best parties in memory of chris. I always looked forward to going. Her dedication to Justice For Murdered Children was a blessing to all, Our lives will never be the same, she was such a good friend. I will miss her smile and her laughter. I know that Belinda is in heaven with the rest of our angels. Belinda I know you are watching and listening. Give my big brother victor a big hug and kiss for me..

  12. My condolescenses to the family. I am still in disbelief that Belinda has passed away. She will be sincerely missed, when I think Belinda I hear her laughing, her kindness, her dancing, so many wonderful things. I can only believe that her talent is now being appreciated in heaven with all of our loved ones. ~God Bless~ & Belinda will certainly be missed.

  13. To Belinda’s Rosa and family. We were so sorry to hear about Belinda’s passing. We have fond memories of her laughter and smile enjoying the JFMC christmas party just a few months back. She will be dearly missed by all.

  14. I have to begin this by letting you all know that every one of you are in my prayers. This is so unbelievable, almost unfair. Sometimes we wonder why? We will never know why. All we need to understand is that GOD sends each of his Angels on a mission, and once that mission has been accomplished it is time for us to go back home. And I’m sure we all knew what Belinda’s mission was (smile). While on that mission, no matter how long it may be, we will come across many people that will play a part in our mission. Belin’s everlasting beauty will be a guiding light to those who loved her. My mom will be sure to miss the countless hours her and Belin spent reminiscening about the old days. They made sure I knew she was my babysitter(smile). I loved her so. Now she don’t have to worry about those “talibans” coming:) Memories can console us in ways that we would never imagine, trust me I know (remember we lost 2 in the same year). You now have to focus your attention on Rosa, she needs you now more than ever. Continue to have FAITH no matter how hard it may seem. Love & Prayers from Barbara & Juan, Denise & Mark, Chad & Tareza, Marc, Brandon, Cheyenne, Alexis, Kaitlyn, Deanna, Kameron and Christian.

  15. belinda we started as bingo buddys and ended as friends . you will be so missed by me and rafael and i know your up there teaching every one how to play bingo , say hi to my family and be touch with all the love that is being sent to you as we all love and will miss you so dearly .r i p my friend aways “`linda and rafael lopez

  16. To My Dear Friend Belinda and Her Family, Belinda as anyone who knew her knows touched so many of our lives. Rather it was her smile, patience,faith,positive attitude, and love for people. You just knew that if you were with Belinda you were in good company. I was lucky enough to cross paths with her only a few short years ago but yet felt we had known each other a life time. We became very close friends and worked together for the Buckle Up Baby Foundation helping to provide car seats for children.Belinda always went the extra mile for everyone even though life had delt her so much pain that she was not deserving of.What would break most of us she rose above ,never giving up,never losing her faith,this is what I admired about my friend so much.She gave so much and asked for so little. Some people live their whole life never meeting anyone quite like Belinda we can all consider our selfs lucky that we were all truely touched by an angel. As I deal with the tears and the anger of losing my dear friend I am thankful that I was lucky enough to have known her.I pray for her family who meant so much to her, that they have peace and stregnth in this most difficult time. God bless the De Rouen family.

  17. May God bless Belindas soul. We played as young kids together i will miss you.God bless you ,your cousin Ernest Thomas.

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