Agnes Charlene Beck
April 12, 1930 - April 8, 2014
Macon, GA- On April 8, 2014 Agnes Charlene Beck moved from her earthly home, to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, April 12 at Wesley United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Mark Magoni, and Dr. David Carter will officiate. Honorary pall bearers will be Kenneth Fields, Ken French, Ronny Maxwell and Tarver Finney. Entombment will be held privately in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery's Mausoleum following the service.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish are invited to make contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, 4256 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon, GA 31216, or
A native Maconite, Charlene was the only child of Lora S. and John F. Beck, who preceded her in death. She lived most of her life in the Middle Georgia area and was a graduate of A.L. Miller High School and of Mercer University ('53). She later served as a member of the Mercer Alumni Association and in 1978 received a Meritorious Service Award from Mercer.
Shortly after graduation, she joined the staff of Credit Bureau of Macon Collection Service (now Advance Bureau of Collections), and remained with the firm for 44 years. In 1997 she retired as Director of Client Relations. During those years she also became a partner in Southern Credit Services, operating collection offices in Atlanta, Mobile and Charlotte.
Active in the affairs of her chosen profession, Charlene served as President of the Georgia Collectors Association and the District Unit, Georgia-Alabama Collectors Association. In 1972 she was elected President of the Georgia Association of Credit Women and was also named their Credit Woman of the Year. In recognition of her work in promoting credit education in the schools, she received an achievement award from the National Retail Credit Association, Southeastern Division. She also earned an Executive Achievement Award from Associated Credit Bureaus of America, CSD, and was listed in the 1972 edition of Personalities of the South.
Miss Beck was one of the founders of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Georgia and served on their Board for 20 years. She also took an active role in the Noon Optimist Club and was their first female president. They recognized her as Optimist of the Year and later presented her with a Life Membership from Optimist International.
Since 1961 Charlene was a member of Second Street Methodist Church (now Wesley United Methodist Church) and of the Upper Room Sunday School Class. She invested her life in their Youth as a Sunday School teacher and as an MYF leader for several years. She also served on the Administrative Board. As long as her health permitted, she served on the Heart Team, visiting shut-in's of her church family. For several years she was also a member of the Board of Directors of Agape Village.
If the measure of a life is the lives it blesses, Charlene Beck was a successful lady. Survivors include her cousins Jerrye Charlesworth, Harold Beck, and Reba Bailey; adopted God-Son Millard P. "Chip" Souther; special friends Ronny Maxwell, Tarver Finney, Delois Sears, Alice & Kenneth Fields and Evelyn Trimble. She leaves behind her faithful companion of 17 years, her much loved cat, Booga, who senses that her Mama is not coming home to her. Charlene also leaves a host of other friends, old and new, who have been blessed by her love in many ways. All of these express sincere appreciation to Dr. Evelyn Bickley and Staff and to the Staff of United Hospice for their compassionate care provided Charlene.
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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2014