Betty T. Beacham | Beaufort County Now

Mrs. Betty Lou Tyson Beacham, age 70, a resident of Washington, NC died Thursday April 16, 2020 at her home. betty beacham, washington, place of residence, april 17, 2020
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Betty T. Beacham

November 13, 1949 - April 16, 2020

    Mrs. Betty Lou Tyson Beacham, age 70, a resident of Washington, NC died Thursday April 16, 2020 at her home.

    A private graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday April 18, 2020 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be officiated by Rev. Jeff Necessary. Pallbearers include John Waters, Randy Tyson, Lloyd Tyson, Mike Hill, Mike Donnelly and Daniel Waters

    Mrs. Beacham was born in Beaufort County on November 13, 1949 to the late John Scott and Beatrice Jones Tyson. She was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Beaufort County Community College for two years. On August 15, 1971, she married Michael Taylor Beacham who survives. Mrs. Beacham worked as a secretary in the library at Beaufort County Community College until her retirement in 2014. She was a member of Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a member of Women Active for Christ.

    In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Tessa B. Spruill and husband Mike; a grandson Ian Spruill; four step grandchildren, Megan Hodges, Josh Spruill and significant other Kayla Vargo, Michael Spruill, Jacob Spruill; five step great grandchildren, James Bright III, Hayden Spruill, Carson Hodges, Landon Hodges, Kairi Spruill; four siblings, Russell Tyson and wife Janice, Herman Tyson, Hazel Waters, Earl Tyson and several nieces and nephews.

    She is preceded in death by twin daughters, Tonya Michelle Beacham, Heather Dawn Beacham, and a sister, Elizabeth Kornegay.

    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2480 W. 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889, to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, General Fund, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, NC 27889, or to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

    Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Beacham family.


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