Michael “Billy” Belger, age 47, passed away on Sept. 30, 2011, peacefully at his home in Charlotte, N.C., after a long illness. Billy was born on Dec.15, 1963, in Brunswick, Maine, and grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. He had lived in Charlotte since 1998. He is survived by his husband Joseph, mother Mavis, sister Wanda, brother David, nieces Jami and Sara, nephews Michael and Geoffrey, grand nieces and nephews Kaya, Bella, Brendin, Justin and Michaela, and his faithful companion Lil Man. A huge thank you to all those at Hospice of the Charlotte Region, especially to: Patti, Cathy, Martha, and Mark. Per his request, Billy will be cremated and his ashes spread by his family in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, in his memory, please donate to your local Hospice organization. Simply Cremations of Charlotte is handling the arrangements.