Willie Paul Beeson
November 25, 1931 – October 30, 2018
Willie Paul Beeson, 86, passed from this life Tuesday, October 30, 2018; a life ended suddenly, but lived so honorably.
Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm, Friday, November 2, 2018, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 11:00am, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Eastside Baptist Church in Pearl with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.
Willie was born November 25, 1931, in Jones County, a son of the late Robert Ford Beeson and Mary Louise Bowman Beeson. He was a faithful member of Eastside Baptist Church and a member of John P. Byrd Lodge No. 629 F&AM in Pearl. Willie was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.
Willie enjoyed a lengthy career with Knox Glass/Glass Container. Following his retirement he became a cattleman and avid gardener.
Willie had a true servant’s heart, always eager to help others or give to anyone he knew in need. Whether sharing vegetables from his garden, giving someone a “leg up” to start their own business, or simply sharing his wealth of knowledge about our community, Willie gave to others willingly and generously. His legacy of service to others will not soon be forgotten.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Mary Beeson Presley, and brother, Joe M. Beeson.
Survivors include sisters, Sue Beeson Cahoon and Betty Beeson Morgan; brother-in-law, Joe H. Morgan; sister-in-law, Margaret Murray Beeson; his beloved nieces and nephews who loved him dearly; extended family, Gina and Glen George and children; and many dear friends whose lives he touched.
Contributions may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 3464 Patterson Dr., Pearl, MS 39208.
- Sue Beeson Cahoon, Sister
- Betty Beeson Morgan, Sister
- Joe H. Morgan, Brother-in-Law
- Margaret Murray Beeson, Sister-in-Law
- Mr. Beeson is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews; his extended family, Gina & Glen George and their family; and many dear friends.
- Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, November 3, 2018