OBITUARY

Renee Beam Wilson

June 17, 1964November 30, 2018
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Renee Beam Wilson, beloved wife and mother went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 30, 2018.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Cason Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches from 5-7 pm with services held at First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM with graveside service following at Sunset Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was the youngest of three daughters born to J.L and Freda Beam on June 17, 1964 in Tyler, Texas. She grew up in Whitehouse, Texas and was a graduate of Whitehouse High School. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and received her bachelors and master degrees. She married the love of her life Thomas Wilson. They resided in Nacogdoches, Texas, where they raised their two sons.

She will always be remembered as a loving mother, aunt, daughter, and friend, who had a passion for helping others. This was perhaps best conveyed through years of teaching her students at Kemp High School, Woden High School, and Nacogdoches Christian Academy. She was an advocate for the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, passionately supporting the cause as her son Kevin was diagnosed at an early age. She and Kevin launched a popular food blog, Kevin Wilson’s Home Cooked Cuisine where they share tips and delicious recipes. She cherished family and was dedicated servant to the Lord. She enjoyed helping others and loved her church family at the First Church of the Nazarene. She was so looking forward to being a grandmother in January to her son, Jace’s baby boy.

She lived out her faith humbly with kindness as she served her family, community, employers, and fellow man on a daily basis as instructed in the verse she lived her life by:

She is preceded in death by her father, J.L Beam. Survivors include her loving husband Thomas Wilson, son Kevin Wilson of Nacogdoches, son and daugher-in-law Jace and Desiree Wilson of Conroe, mother Freda Beam of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law Shirlene and Mark Goodwin of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law Regina and Mal Staples of Eket, Nigeria, nephew Jeffrey Staples and nieces Christina Staples and Kristin Goodwin, and many loyal and caring friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation 3030 Olive St. Dallas, TX 75219

  • FAMILY

  • She is preceded in death by her father, J.L Beam. Survivors include her loving husband Thomas Wilson, son Kevin Wilson of Nacogdoches, son and daugher-in-law Jace and Desiree Wilson of Conroe, mother Freda Beam of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law Shirlene and Mark Goodwin of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law Regina and Mal Staples of Eket, Nigeria, nephew Jeffrey Staples and nieces Christina Staples and Kristin Goodwin, and many loyal and caring friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Renee Beam Wilson

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Cameron Duncan

December 5, 2018

Mrs. Renee was one of my teachers at NCA. And I loved her being my teacher. She was so sweet and caring towards others and She helped me a lot with what I needed and I will miss her deeply and my prayers are going out towards her family. She was such a joy to be around and she was a really good teacher.

Latricia Jacobs

December 4, 2018

Thomas,

Renee's sweet personality and kind heart will live on in your sons. She certainly blessed my life through her kind words, prayers, and genuine love for the Lord. I will always cherish my conversations with Renee. You will all be in my prayers and thoughts.

Suzie Peppard

December 3, 2018

Dear Thomas and family,
Our hearts are broken for you and in my grief and search to find meaning in such a great loss, I feel like the Lord gave me a picture to hold onto and I wanted to share it with you.
We all know that President Bush left this earth the same day as Renee.
When I thought of that, I saw Renee as she was being escorted through the Gates of Pearl by none other than President George Bush.
I truly believe in my heart that it was so, and now she’s in the company of her loved ones who were already there.
God bless and keep you all until we meet with Renee again.

Dorothy Ragan

December 3, 2018

Renee was such a sweet, beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed so much. I know y'all are going to miss her, of course, but it is comforting to know that she is in Heaven with Jesus and that we'll see her again someday. Loved her so much.

Debra Mahlmann

December 3, 2018

Renee and I were colleagues at Woden High School. She was very highly thought of by both students and faculty. My heart goes out to her family at this time.

Suzanne Parr Boyd

December 3, 2018

Renee was my friend that I first met at Texas Girls State in 1981 where we were roommates that summer. She was funny and sweet and had the most infectious laugh. We hit it off immediately and kept up our friendship for years. I remember driving to her house in Whitehouse to visit and we would spend hours talking, having fun looking through her pictures, and laughing. One of the things we laughed about was a running joke we used to refer to that went back to our Girls State days involving an empty Hershey Bar wrapper with a piece of toilet paper folded up neatly inside. This said item would later be mailed back and forth over time.

Now how this little story began was from something that happened with our Secret Pals. On Secret Pal delivery days, all of us girls hurried back to our rooms to see what surprise we would discover. Here we would tell each other our find of the day. While most Secret Pals, including Renee's, would give the typical little treats you would expect to find, my Secret Pal preferred to leave some unique items (package of chicken soup, cough drops, Kleenex, etc.) which made me deduce she must have been not feeling well herself. So on the last day at the reveal, sure enough, my Pal indeed had been sick. Renee on her last day received a Hershey Bar from her Pal. That delectable piece of chocolate started a load of banter back and forth between a couple of silly girls. And we, being the fun loving pair that we were, started a game of chase to see who would gain final possession of the prized candy. In the end, one of the two of us ended up locked in the bathroom with the yummy tidbit, smacking loudly, and relishing the spoils. To us girls, that was the funniest thing! So in honor of the momentuous occasion, we agreed to start a tradition of mailing the wrapper with tissue inside. Imagine my surprise the first time I received it in the mail!

My sweet friend, I hope your Hershey Bar in heaven tastes just as sweet.



Jeanell Minix

December 2, 2018

To Renee's family, I can only imagine the void you're all feeling in your life. I had the opportunity to teach with her at NCA and will always treasure her friendship. There was never any doubt where her focus was - God, family, and friends. She was committed to offering support and help to those she came in contact with. I pray for your comfort and peace in the days ahead. I also pray, that those of us who had the opportunity to know Renee, will follow her example of loving and serving our God.

Sandy Clifton Johnson

December 2, 2018

Thomas and Kevin,

I met and came to admire Renee so much through my work with Kevin many years ago; her dedication and compassion will be long remembered by all who were lucky enough to know her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days but Renee's memory will live on forever. Prayers for your peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

Tommie Corbin

December 2, 2018

My heart breaks for you all and know that I am praying for you during this difficult time. We know that she is now in her heavenly home and she left beautiful memories! She was such a precious person! Tommie and Bill Corbin

Christi Anderson Heyduck

December 2, 2018

My heart goes out to all of the family. I have always admired Renee-from our years in Whitehouse in school to seeing her raise her family. She was such a kind and loving person. My prayers are with all of those who hold her close in their hearts.

Biography

Mrs. Wilson was the youngest of three daughters born to J.L and Freda Beam on June 17, 1964 in Tyler, Texas. She grew up in Whitehouse, Texas and was a graduate of Whitehouse High School. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and received her bachelors and master degrees. She married the love of her life Thomas Wilson. They resided in Nacogdoches, Texas, where they raised their two sons.

She will always be remembered as a loving mother, aunt, daughter, and friend, who had a passion for helping others. This was perhaps best conveyed through years of teaching her students at Kemp High School, Woden High School, and Nacogdoches Christian Academy. She was an advocate for the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, passionately supporting the cause as her son Kevin was diagnosed at an early age. She and Kevin launched a popular food blog, Kevin Wilson’s Home Cooked Cuisine where they share tips and delicious recipes. She cherished family and was dedicated servant to the Lord. She enjoyed helping others and loved her church family at the First Church of the Nazarene. She was so looking forward to being a grandmother in January to her son, Jace’s baby boy.

She lived out her faith humbly with kindness as she served her family, community, employers, and fellow man on a daily basis as instructed in the verse she lived her life by:

She is preceded in death by her father, J.L Beam. Survivors include her loving husband Thomas Wilson, son Kevin Wilson of Nacogdoches, son and daugher-in-law Jace and Desiree Wilson of Conroe, mother Freda Beam of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law Shirlene and Mark Goodwin of Tyler, sister and brother-in-law Regina and Mal Staples of Eket, Nigeria, nephew Jeffrey Staples and nieces Christina Staples and Kristin Goodwin, and many loyal and caring friends.