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George L. Beamon
April 27, 1940 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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George Lawrence Beamon was born in Scott County, MS on April 27, 1940. He was the oldest son of DeWitt Beamon and Evelyn McDonald Beamon and the eldest grandson of Marshall McDonald and Lillie Bee Parrott McDonald.
George was baptized at an early age and fellowshipped into the Midway Missionary Baptist Church communion. His grandfather Luke Beamon was a founding deacon.
He attended Strong Elementary School. He graduated from Midway Vocational High School where he was on the football team and a member of The Future Farmers of America. He obtained his Associates degree at TJ Harris Junior College in Meridian, Mississippi. After graduation George moved to Barstow, California. He sought and found employment with the Santa Fe Railroad, where he rose steadily in seniority until his retirement and return to his ancestral home in Scott County, Mississippi.
He was married twice; first to Eunice Bell of Barstow, California, from this union was born his only daughter Troas Beamon (Tolbert) from Los Angeles, California and resides in Texas with his three grandchildren, Najyouah, Jasmica and Destin.
His second marriage was to Ida Burks of Tallulah, Louisiana who he remained married to until her death, from this union he raised his stepson Michael of Baldwin Hills, California.
George was well loved by many and especially those who knew him best and had a supportive relationship with Ms. Doris Brown of Carrollton, Mississippi before and during his illness.
George leaves behind a very large immediate and extended family. Two sisters; Vinnie Mae Wade (John) of Mattison, Illinois, Diane Beamon of Scott County, Mississippi. Four brothers; Bob Beamon (Elaine) of Beloit, Wisconsin, Marshall Beamon of Scott County, Mississippi, Lonzie Beamon (Gail) of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Dewight Beamon of Scott County, Mississippi.
Extended family includes one aunt, Icille Atkins of Country Club Hills, Illinois, two double first cousins, and nine first cousins.
Three brothers proceeded him in death, Robert Earl Beamon, West Lee Beamon, and Larry Darnell Beamon.