Obituary of Belton John "B.J." Livingston
LUGOFF-A service to celebrate the life of Belton John “B.J.” Livingston, Jr., 97, will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church.
B.J. was born December 27, 1923, in Hamlet, N.C. and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 4, 2021. He was the son of the late Belton John and Flossie Davis Livingston. He was a true patriot and served proudly in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Montpelier, during W.W.II. After his service he began working for Seaboard Coastline Railroad which lead him to Virginia, where he met his bride of 59 years, Audrey. They made their home in Dinwiddie, VA for over 40 years. He retired from the United States Postal Service and after retirement, drove school buses in Dinwiddie, VA and Kershaw Co., S.C., after their move to Lugoff.
B.J. was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. He was a dedicated and faithful member of the United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Audrey Jamerson Livingston, of the home; daughters, Lisa Livingston O’Donnell (James R.) of Irmo, S.C., Amy Livingston Smith of Huntersville, N.C.; sister, Cora Livingston Lukehart; sisters-in-law, Sara Miller Livingston, Nancy Hamner Jamerson; grandchildren, Joshua and Holland Friday Smith, Caleb and Logan Freeman Smith, Aaron and Corrina Bost Smith, Skylar Gauthier, Lantz Weaver; great-grandson, Atlas Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Beulah Livingston, Eunice Livingston Odom, Dorothy Livingston Robinson, John T. Livingston, Dora Livingston Adcox and Walter R. Livingston; and a son-in-law, B. Keith Smith.
He was a treasured husband, father, PaPa, brother, uncle, friend, neighbor and child of the Risen King!
Fair Winds and Following Seas. You are relived of the watch. Rest peacefully sailor.