Melissa "Missy" A. Beckett

November 18, 1969May 14, 2019

Melissa A. “Missy” Beckett 49, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November, 18, 1969 in Peoria, Illinois to Bryan J. and Anna Marie (Fosco) Williams. She married Joshua Beckett on August 24, 2012 in Tazewell County, Illinois. He survives. She is also survived by her mother, Anna Marie Williams of Peoria, Illinois; one son, Cory Nelson of East Peoria, Illinois; one brother, Craig Williams of Washington, Illinois; two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. Melissa worked as a Personal Assistant for DORS at the State of Illinois. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed the outdoors. A memorial gathering will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Davison Fulton Woodland Chapel. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to Foster Pet Outreach and TAPS. You may create an online condolence at


  • Bryan J. Williams, Father
  • Anna Marie (Fosco) Williams, Mother
  • Joshua Beckett, Husband
  • Cory Nelson, Son
  • Craig Williams, Brother
  • ~Two nieces and one nephew
  • Melissa was preceded in death by her father and grandparents



  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 22, 2019


  • Cremation Rites Have been Accorded


Melissa "Missy" A. Beckett

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May 18, 2019

Dear Anna Marie and Family,
My sincerest condolences on your loss of Missy. Having shared the joy and sadness of life with your Family for over fifty years it never gets any easier. Remembering Jane and Ed, being with them every day, being so proud when Ed asked me to be his God Father when he joined the Catholic Church, your beautiful wedding, watching Bryan and your folks operate the best restaurant on the Southside, seeing the pride and joy Ed and Jane shared holding Missy as a baby, on and on and on. Let's be grateful we have those memories that can never be taken from us. You have had more than your share of sadness but that is part of life that will never be greater than we can bear with God's help.
God's Blessings be upon you all and may Missy's soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Love you all,

Marty Weber

May 18, 2019

Anna Marie and Craig, so many memories of our families being together over the years. Sadly those times grew further apart as the children grew and lives changed. Please know our thoughts, prayers and love are with all the family at this very sad time as you grieve the loss of your daughter, mother, sister, and aunt. May God give you strength and eventually Peace knowing he has Missy in Heaven. Marty and Bill Weber

Shawn Pardieck

May 18, 2019

Missy, was a childhood friend of mine and a person who I have very fond memories of. It has been years since I have seen her but regardless she will be missed terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.