James Melvin Beasley

February 21, 1924 - January 2, 2022

02/21/1924 - 01/02/2022

Past Services

Tuesday January 04, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday January 05, 2022
11:00 am
Jackson Cemetery
Liverman Street
Jackson, NC 27845

James Melvin Beasley, age 97, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at his home with his beloved wife by his side.

Mr. Beasley was born in Grandy, Currituck County, NC on February 21, 1924, the son of the late James Malachi and Hazel Ward Beasley. Jim was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy aboard the battleship USS Texas which engaged in several major conflicts including D-Day, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Jim was a graduate of North Carolina State College with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He was a foreman for the W.P. Morris Lumber Company until his retirement. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department for many years, was a member of the American Legion in Ahoskie, NC and was also a Shriner. Jim was an avid fisherman until the building of the Valley Pine Country Club at which time his passion changed forever from fishing to golfing.

Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Beasley, and a brother-in-law, Joe Chappell.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 71 years, Harriet Morris Beasley; his sister, Edna (Joe) Chappell, of Clinton, MD; four sons, Morris (Sheryl) Beasley, Lasker, NC, Joe Beasley, Jackson, NC, Nancy (Tommy) Beasley, Pendleton, NC, Jerry (Judy) Beasley, Jackson, NC and Bill (Kaye) Beasley, Currituck, NC; six granddaughters, Natalie (Andy) Woodard, Colerain, NC, Melissa (Brad) Askew, Raleigh, NC, Emily (Jason) Williams, Severn, NC, Jessica Beasley (Nick Roy), Richmond, VA, Courtney (Justin) Hill, Greenville, NC and Nicole Beasley (Brian Gunnells), Jackson, NC; five grandsons, Brian (Adrienne) Beasley, Camden, NC, Nathan (Anna) Beasley, Clayton, NC, Zack (Clara) Beasley, Moyock, NC, Austin (Ruby) Beasley, Maple, NC and Will (Sarah) Beasley, Richmond, VA as well as 15 great-grandchildren. The family would also like to thank Jim’s caregivers, Laverne, Jennifer, Denise, Cassandra and Mo.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Jackson United Methodist Church Social Hall, Jackson, NC and, at other times, at the home.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 11:00 am at Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, NC with military honors. Rev. John Taylor will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 525 Becker Drive, Ste. A, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870; or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service-Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Beasley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykes.com.

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Jiles Harrell
2 years ago

Hi to all (Mrs. Hattie, Morris, Joe, Jerry, Bill and your spouses)! Sorry for your loss and sorry I couldn’t make it to Jackson to see you today. Lots of good memories with your family. You are in our thoughts!

hank ramsay
2 years ago

Hank Ramsay

Pam and Don Hill
2 years ago

Courtney and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers! It is heartbreaking to lose a family member. Please let your grandmother know that we are thinking of her.

2 years ago


Margaret Daniel
2 years ago

To Morris And The Beasley Family my prayers and deepest sympathy are with you all at this time god will slowly mend your broken hearts right now it seems like a storm and the clouds are so low but god will lift that cloud just hold on

Shamra Daniel Johnson Braswell
2 years ago

Hattie Beasley, I am so sorry to read about your hubbie, James’ passing. I can remember our days at Northampton Co DSS so vividly, seems like yestersday. In the 70’s I guess I was not thinking about the things I should have…. James was a WWII Veteran??? That really hits home with me now. I thank him for his service and for being the man, husband and father that he was. I am sure you will miss him. As always, he is still paving the way for the rest of us. Know please that I am praying for you and thinking about you. Take care, Shamra Daniel Johnson Braswell. (I won’t add anymore names)!!!

Clifton & Annette Ricks
2 years ago

So sorry for the families loss! Prayers!