Doris Ann Beach

March 31, 1934March 1, 2013
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Doris Annie Sexton, 78, of Thomasville, died Friday, March 1, 2013. She was born in Wilkes County, NC on March 31, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Mae Viola Lyon, of Wilkes County, and the late Charlie Talton Sexton. In addition to her mother and father, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Beach, Sr., a son, James Talton Beach, a stepmother, Lucille Myers Sexton, her brothers, Rayburn Charles Sexton and William Franklin Sexton, Sr., and a granddaughter, Jessica Michelle Lequire. Doris is survived by her son, Robert Lee Beach, Jr., of Thomasville, and his wife Christy; daughters Cynthia Kaye Beach, of Thomasville, and Sandra Lynn Beach, of Lexington, and her partner Ron Leonard; grandsons Brian Wayne McRee, of Arden, and his wife Megan, and Tyler Michael Lequire, of Lexington; granddaughters Melissa Dawn Dennis, of Thomasville, and her fiance Adam Ansikter, Jennifer Christen Lequire, of Thomasville, and Jessica Sabrina Routh, of Thomasville, and her husband Garland; great-grandson Landon James Routh; nephews William Franklin Sexton, Jr., of Colorado, and his wife Susan, Steven Lee Sexton, of Colorado, and Benjamin Reiner Sexton, of Germany; and grand-niece Heather Michelle Sexton, of Colorado.

Doris graduated from Traphill High School in Wilkes County where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team. She attended business school in Greensboro afterwards. After marrying Robert on April 28, 1956, the couple bought a house in Thomasville. She did clerical and office work for Pearson, formerly Clyde Pearson Company (High Point), until her retirement. She lived in the same house until her passing.

She had a great love for the outdoors. She was an avid gardener, and was always tending to her vast indoor floral collection as well. She possessed a passion for sewing also, and often gave homemade pillows and aprons as gifts for all occasions. She also enjoyed sitting either outside or by a window and watching the various birds visiting her bird feeders or nesting in the houses that she had hung for them. Above these hobbies however, nothing surpassed her love for her children and grandchildren to whom she was fiercely devoted.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Doris Ann Beach

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Jennifer Lequire

March 3, 2014 is so hard without you. No one else in the world will ever understand me the way that you did. Your great grandson is so beautiful! I wish every day that you could be here to hold him and that he could have experienced that love from you that has no comparison. I miss you smile, your laugh, your voice, I miss your everything. You were home to me, the place that I felt safe and the world is so lonely now without you in it. I can't believe it's been a year. I can't believe you're gone at all...

Memaw, I love you so much! So much that it hurts with this aching pain in my heart that will never heal. I NEED YOU! You're in my heart always...and until I draw my last breath, I will miss you just as much as the day you left...

I love you, Memaw...

Melissa Dennis

December 26, 2013

You have been on my mind so much lately. I wish I could say it's getting easier day by day; but unfortunately, it isn't. Christmas wasn't the same without you. No holiday has been. I constantly find myself wanting to call you, only to remember I can't. I've made a few things using your sewing machine. I think you would be proud of me. So much has changed since you left us Mamaw. I just wish you were still here to help us all through our hard times. I love and miss you so much. <3 Always <3

Tyler Lequire

November 27, 2013

Well Memaw these days don't get any easier and neither does waking up from the dreams that you're constantly in. Just want to let you know that I'm doing great in not only baseball but in the classroom as well so I know you would be proud of me. I love you and miss you more than words can describe. Would give anything just to have one more hug or a kiss. Birthdays coming up next week and would be nice if you'd send me a sign that you're watching over me. I love you! I'll see you soon.

Brian McRee

May 18, 2013

Kinda weird not getting a phone call from you for my birthday. Luckily, I have your voicemail from last year. It still hurts that you're not here to talk to, laugh with, laugh at, watch TV with, hug and kiss. I really miss you. We all do.

March 26, 2013

Bobby, I just read this(3/26) about your Mom. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Dover

March 6, 2013

She was my mom too. Loved her so much and I know she is with her friend Ocia and her family who have gone to be with God. Will never forget her has long as I live. Love you all

March 5, 2013

Sandy, so sorry for your loss I pray that find peace and comfort always know you have a friend in Indiana love and miss you. Patty Patch (Geneva,Indiana)

kevin harris

March 5, 2013

sandy ,i am sorry to hear of your mothers passing .i know how much she meant to you .

Melanie Brown

March 5, 2013

Sandy thanks so much for sharing your mom with so many of your friends growing up. She loved us all and she has always had a special place in my heart. She is resting now and we will all be together one day. I love you and pray that you feel her with you each day. Bobby and Cyndi, I'm so sorry and I hope you find peace knowing how much you are loved by your mom! She was a Wonderful lady!


March 5, 2013