Joe Pat Beeson

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Funeral service for Mr. Joe Pat Beeson will be 11 a.m., Friday, Nov.19, 2021, at Riverwood Family, with interment in the Heuck’s Retreat Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday morning.

Mr. Beeson, 81, of Brookhaven, was born Oct. 14, 1940. His journey through this life was finished Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 2021, as he left this place to live forever with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His life was filled with beautiful memories and now his family will forever hold these memories as a reminder of the faithful, loving, compassionate husband, father, and grandfather, and great grandfather he was. Mr. Beeson was employed with Southern Wholesale, being elected “Salesman of the Year” and “Salesman of the Month” with the Russell Company. He worked for Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department as well. He was also voted “friendliest” of Heuck’s Retreat School. Mr. Beeson not only loved his wife and family, but he also loved his Lord and his faith family. He was a member of Heuck’s Retreat Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, Sunday School teacher, and boys’ softball coach. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Cullen and Annie Marie Beeson; and brothers, James Ray Beeson and Marty Beeson.

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Those who remain to cherish his memory are his beautiful wife of 61 years, Sarah Elizabeth Ivy Beeson; son, Joe Pat “Joey” Beeson Jr. and wife, Amanda; daughters, Angela Beeson Britt and husband, Mike and Vicki Beeson Payne and husband, Stacy; brothers, Gary Wayne Beeson and wife, Marilyn, Randy Mark Beeson and wife, Cindy; ten grandchildren, Michael Britt and wife Alex, Grant Britt and wife, Kelsey, Samuel Boutwell, Caleb Boutwell, Kelby Grace Beeson, Levi Beeson, Micah Beeson, Gideon Beeson, Ameliah Cooper and husband, Cody, and Chase Payne; three great grandchildren, Sarah Britt, Charlee Kate Britt and Maggie Jane Britt. He is also survived by other loving family members and friends.

A special thank you to his caregiver, Kathy Sutton and Hospice Ministries and also to his Heuck’s Retreat family and friends for all the acts of kindness given especially during this last year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heuck’s Retreat’s Building Fund, 2167 Heuck’s Retreat Rd NE, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

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