OBITUARY

Jean Muscatello Brodie Beam

February 5, 1930April 23, 2017
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Jean Muscatello Beam, 87, of Martinsville, died on Sunday April 23, 2017, at the home surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born on February 5, 1930, in the Snow Creek Community of Franklin County, to the late Frederick Augustus Brodie and Essie Martin Brodie. At her mother’s death after childbirth, she was lovingly reared by her “Mama”, Mamie Brodie Hurd and her “Daddy Ben”, Benjamin Garner Hurd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James (Jim) Russell Muscatello; and her second husband, Arthur E. Beam; her brother, B. Justus Hurd; and her sister, Nina Brodie Motley. After attending Franklin County High School, Jean moved to Martinsville to work at Lee Telephone Company as a telephone operator and later as a supervisor. Later she worked at Henry County Department of Social Services as an intake worker and Volunteer Coordinator, from which she retired after 27 years of service. She was a long-time member of Broad Street Christian Church, where she served as an Elder, Board Chair, Matthew 25 Director, and Angel Tree Director. She also served the community through Grace Network, Volunteer Emergency Foster Care, Red Cross, United Way, and other civic organizations. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Muscatello Reeves and husband Dwight of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, (grandsons Joshua, Caleb, Benjamin); son, James (Jay) Muscatello and wife, Linda of Christiansburg, VA, (grandchildren Angela, Rebecca, Anthony, Carie); son, William Meredith Muscatello and Laurel, (granddaughter, Kristen); son, Martin Ellis Muscatello and wife Andrea of Blacksburg, VA, (granddaughters Rachael and Katie). Also surviving are great grandchildren Nora, Silas, Karis and Lillian Pollock; and Conner, Graham, and James Evans; sister-in-law, Katherine Muscatello Seay; numerous nieces and nephews; and caregiver and friend, Sharon Quigg. She was a gracious and beautiful woman who loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family, her church, and her home with its lovely yard, flowers and birds. She touched many lives with her enthusiasm for life, her gift of leadership, and her encouraging words; teaching by example the importance of being thankful in all things. The family will receive visitors at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Broad Street Christian Church with a funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m., Reverend Mark Parkinson officiating. Burial will follow at the Brodie Family Cemetery in Snow Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Broad Street Christian Church Van Fund or Matthew 25 Fund. Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA. Expressions of condolence may be made at collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Our sympathy in your loss of this beautiful, Christian lady.
Bonnie and Frank Greenwalt.

April 28, 2017

Miss sue and family:Ed and I just want to express our condolences to you, and hope you know our hearts are with you at this time. A mom's love can never be replaced, but can live on in your heart forever. She is definitely in the arms of Jesus and rejoicing with all the others who have gone on before her where there is no more pain or sorrow. I know life will be different without her now, but as you cherish all the good memories of her, I pray God's peace and comfort fall on you like you've never felt before. We love you Miss Sue always, Ed and Brenda

KiKi Martin

April 27, 2017

Sue and family, your mother was such a wonderful, sweet quiet spirit. Although coming to the Oncology Center and the hospital was not a pleasant experience for her, she was always so pleasant, patient, and kind. She never complained. I considered her to be a friend. I will keep you in my prayers. KiKi Martin (Oncology Center, Martinsville)

Donald Johnson

April 27, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss Marty. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless You.

Teri & Jonathan Horne

April 26, 2017

Sue and family. We're so sorry for your loss. There are no Words that can express the loss of Any Mom.

Joan Morris

April 26, 2017

Dear Sue...these pics were so wonderful and showed your Mama's beautiful spirit as well as her outward beauty. Go rest high Mrs. Jean❤
I pray that there continues to be rejoicing and laughter in the midst of grieving and tears. I trust that our sweet Jesus will bind up all of you in His arms and infuse you with the peace and comfort that only He can provide. Craig sends his love and prayers as well. I'm with you in spirit dear friend. Much love and many prayers❤ Joan

Sandy Raymond

April 26, 2017

Dearest Sue, Dwight, and boys, Your precious Mama Jean got Well and came home. What a celebration in Heaven!! My favorite Irish poem ends with this thought: Earth knows no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Love, Sandy

Jeff Shelton

April 25, 2017

Marty & Andrea (and family),thinking of all of you. What a wonderful family and mother. She was a beautiful and gracious lady. I remember how she was so welcoming and kind to me visiting your home. I know there's an empty spot in your heart now, and it will continue to be there, just remember all the wonderful times you had her. Take care my friends.

Monica Shumate

April 25, 2017

With our deepest sympathy to Jay and family in the death of your Mother. May God comfort you and give you peace.

Liz (Ramsey) Jorgensen

April 25, 2017

Meredith just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mama Jean was a very sweet lady and she always had a smile on her face.

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