South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

Bill 832

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

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TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE PASSING OF CYRUS MONROE CARMACK-BELTON OF richland county and to extend their deepest sympathies to his large and loving family and his many friends.


Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate were saddened to learn of the untimely death of Cyrus Monroe Carmack-Belton at the age of fourteen on Sunday, May 28, 2023; and


Whereas, born in Columbia on February 6, 2009, he was the youngest child of Troy Belton and Nicole Carmack. Cyrus was an eighth-grade student at Summit Parkway Middle School, whose favorite subject was science; and


Whereas, like many youngsters, Cyrus enjoyed playing video games, but he also enjoyed putting game systems together, creating art for tattoos, and taking long nature walks. One of his favorite foods was ice cream, especially the flavors of cotton candy and birthday cake; and


Whereas, Cyrus was very fond of all his family, especially his older three brothers who were his best friends: Kingston Cyril Carmack-Belton, Czar-Cortez Marcole Carmack-Williams-Dixon, and "Little Troy" Dajon Belton.  The four boys were inseparable and enjoyed doing everything together, but Cyrus was known as the prankster of the group; and


Whereas, because of his love of art, Cyrus aspired to be a tattoo artist. His friends and family will always remember his witty sense of humor and his big personality. His Nana called him "Pepito" and "Eskimo Pie"; and


Whereas, in his fourteen years, Cyrus made a positive impact on his family, school, and community. In one of many examples of his kind heart, when Cyrus learned a classmate did not have a pair of matching black shoes to wear to his eighth grade graduation, he gave a pair of his shoes to the classmate; and


Whereas, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mondell "Papa" Belton. Besides his parents and his three amigo brothers, his memory will be cherished by his brothers Marquis Belton and Walter Belton, his paternal grandmother Doris N. Belton, and his maternal grandmother Terri Williams; and


Whereas, he was blessed to have a host of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, classmates, and neighborhood friends, all of whom will miss him deeply; and


Whereas, although the life of Cyrus Carmack-Belton was tragically cut short, the members of the South Carolina Senate are grateful for his life and for the joy and happiness he brought to all who knew him. Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate:


That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the passing of Cyrus Monroe Carmack-Belton of Richland County and extend their deepest sympathy to his large and loving family and his many friends.


Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Cyrus Monroe Carmack-Belton.


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