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Marion Beckett

Posted By Families Firstcare On December 22, 2016 @ 8:39 pm In Obituaries | 1 Comment

In Memorial

Marion Beckett, 78 of Savannah Georgia, passed away peacefully at Hospice Savannah on December 19, 2016. He never once lost his spirit or faith.

Marion was born in Estill, South Carolina on April 16, 1938 to the late Richard Beckett and Elizabeth Wallace Beckett. He was the fourth of 10 children.

As a young man, Marion lived in Charleston, South Carolina. There he met and married Gladys Simmons. Out of this union, were three beautiful children: Junior, Elaine, and Anthony whom he loved dearly. He later relocated to Brooklyn, New York where he spent over 40 years. There he met Luvenia Mitchell; from this union they raised their three children: Annette, Roy, and Sheila whom he loved dearly. In 2008, Marion moved and resided in Savannah, Georgia, where he met and married Barbara Hughes.

While he lived in Brooklyn, Marion was affectionally known as “Grandpa”, “Dada”, and “Cigar”. These names were given to him because of his kindness, fatherly nature, and his good-humored personality. He loved being around people, and everyone loved him.Marion worked at the Teke-Plex Tile Company and after 30 years of employment, he retired. He was also a proud member of the Agape Church of Jesus Christ in Savannah, Georgia.

Marion leaves many to cherish his memory; his loving and devoted wife of seven years, Barbara Hughes Beckett, six children: Marion Jr. and Elaine Watts (Michael) of North Charleston, South Carolina; Annette Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia; Leroy Mitchell (Takeyer) of Union, New Jersey; Sheila Mitchell and Anthony Simmons of Brooklyn, New York. six stepchildren: Shaun Hughes of Hyattsville, Maryland; Steven Hughes of Atlantic City, New Jersey; Sharon Hughes and James Hughes of Savannah, Georgia; Karen Hughes of North Wales, Pennsylvania; and Jason (Angela) Hughes of Columbus, Georgia; one brother Henry Beckett (Brenda) of Estill South Carolina; four sisters: Clarice Randolph (Grady) of Queens, New York; Zenobia Mitchell of Brooklyn, New York; Nancy (Johnson) Redenburg of Estill, South Carolina; and Eunice Bryant of Estill, South Carolina; ten grandchildren: Tinisha Smith, Erica Watts, Shaniqua Mitchell, Myesha Banks, Michael Watts, Michelle Watts, Nicole Mitchell, Jervonne Mitchell, McKenzie Mitchell and Payton Mitchell; and four great grandchildren: Haleem, Damari, DeIsreal, and Myeve, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Visitation will be Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1814 East 38th Street, Savannah.  Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Church.

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Condolence from C.J. Neesmith at Families First Funeral Care on December 23rd, 2016 4:04 pm

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

May the many fond memories of your loved one provide you with peace and serenity at this time of loss.

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