- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 08 January 2014
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Funeral services for Bobbie Beckham, age 79 of Mount Vernon, were at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Wallace officiating.
Bobbie was born Sept. 27, 1934 in Gough, Texas to Herbert and Hallie Adams Manes. She attended schools in Gough, Pecan Gap, and Cooper, Texas. She graduated from Cooper High School in 1953 as an honor student. She married James Ralph Beckham on July 3,1953. He was the great love of her life, and they shared 48(+) years full of love, joy, and happiness together.
To this marriage, three children were born. Bobbie was known as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She dedicated her life to her family, God, neighbors, and friends. She lived each day of her life as a testimony to her faith and her beliefs.
She was active in FUMC Bible Readers, Mount Vernon Friends of the Library, and AARP. She was an avid supporter of the Angel Tree and FUMC “Back Pack for Kids” ministry.
Mrs. Beckham is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughters: Jaletta Farmer and husband Ronny of Mount Pleasant; Sue Godfrey and husband, Toby of Mount Vernon; and Teresa Garrison and husband Larry of Waskom, Tex.; sister-in-law Evelyn Manes of Dallas; grandchildren: Raechel Farmer; Michelle Barron and husband Patrick; Michael Long and wife Sarah; Renae Slusser and husband Eric; Ryan Garrison and fiance Savannah Hayes. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Destiny, Trinity, Kennedy, Kelsey, Alley, Braylea, Asher, and Brinlie.
Pallbearers were Ronny Farmer, Toby Godfrey, Larry Garrison, Michael Long, Ryan Garrison, Patrick Barron, Eric Slusser, and Brandon Fulcher. Honorary Pallbearers were Nix Newsom, Roy Carr, Leonard Newman, Ronald Sinclair, “Nash” Ignaco Gutierrez, James Scott, and Jon Scott. Burial was at the Mount Vernon City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cypress Basin Hospice, Mount Vernon “Friends of the Library” or First United Methodist Church Mount Vernon “Backpack for Kids”.