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ORRUM — Mr. Jerry Donald Beasley, 70, of Orrum, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Robeson County on Sept. 1, 1947. to the late Boyd Beasley and the late Josephine Prevatte Beasley. He was a teacher with Robeson County Public School System for more than 40 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Sylvia Harrell Beasley, of the home; two sons, Jason Beasley and wife Miranda of Farmville, N.C., and Garret Beasley and wife Carmen of Whittier, N.C .; and a brother, Mark Beasley of Lumberton.

A time of visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc.

The funeral service is today at 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Southeastern Hospice, 2002 N. Cedar St., Lumberton, N.C., 28358 or to Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum, N.C., 28369.

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Published in The Robesonian from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2018.
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February 2, 2020
A kind, delightful gentleman. I know his family misses him.
February 2, 2020
Mr. Beasley was one of my favorite teachers- I aggravated him so much, I am sure, but he always laughed. So good-natured. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Karen Whitfield
February 18, 2018
My heart breaks at the loss of Mr. Beasley. He was one of my favorite teachers. You can take comfort in the fact that he made a difference in so many young lives and that he was loved by so many. May God bless you and give you peace.
RSHS Class of 78
Shelia McKenzie Batchelor
February 14, 2018
May God, our refuge and our strength help you through your sorrow and in His mercy grant you peace to lighten each tomorrow.
Sheriff Kenneth Sealey
February 14, 2018
May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76.
February 13, 2018
Mr. Beasley was such a great teacher and an even better person. He taught me physical science and computer science. The fact that he had an Apple Computer lab in RSHS back in the late 80's always impressed me. He was always thinking ahead to better prepare his students. What a wonderful man who has impacted so many people. RSHS Class of 88.
Julie Wooten
February 12, 2018
I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting in the second row of your Chemistry class at Red Springs High....You were one of the best Science teachers around....I hope I'm half the teacher to my student's, that you were to me....I really enjoyed going to your class, where "IT WAS NEVER COLD!"....You made Science Fun and exciting everyday....Everyday was a new day with you, you never knew what was gonna happen....You will be truly missed and never forgotten!!!! Rip Mr. Beasley❤ #ClassOf2000 #AlwaysARedDevil
Jessica Pevia-Henderson
February 11, 2018
Great Teacher and Person!! You are well thought of Mr. Beasley. Your friendly face in the hallways of RSHS will never be forgotten. RIP Sir!!
Charlotte Freeman
February 10, 2018
Rest In Peace my dear friend. I will always remember the great times we had at Red Springs. The many times you rescued me and laughed afterward. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Allen
February 10, 2018
What a wonderful teacher, friend he was. His sense of humor made all of us smile. His intelligence was the quiet unassuming kind as was his demeanor. A true nature lover Jerry will be missed.
Dianna Odum
February 10, 2018
He will forever be apart of my wonderful highschool memories! (RSHS 1996) R.I.P. Mr. Beasley!
Maria Brooks
February 9, 2018
I'm so sorry the loss of your loved one. Mr. Beasley was a very good teacher to myself and my classmates of the Class of '78 at Red Springs HS. He truly did have great patience with his students. Later he even taught my children at RSHS! What a great experience for us to share such a wonderful man. You all have our deepest sympathy and condolences.
Callie Smith
February 9, 2018
I remember Mr. Beasley keeping my project of a double helix DNA model that my uncle helped me make displayed in his classroom. I was also his guinea pig for smelling pure ammonia, lol. May you rest in Heavenly peace, Mr. Beasley, thank you for sharing your knowledge with so many people. And I will always remember from you, there is no such thing as cold, but less heat.
Ian Knight
February 9, 2018
What a wonderful teacher to me and so many other young students at RSHS. He left such a positive impression on us all that will be remembered for years to come.
Please know that you all are in my prayers at this difficult time.
RSHS class of 1988
Laura McArthur Brewer
February 9, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a good man; I worked with him for a few years.I haven't seen him in a several years but he was so easy to talk to that the years didn't matter.
Linda Hinson
February 9, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family... Mr. Beasley was one of a kind and the best science teacher I ever had.
Salena Worley
February 9, 2018
Not every teacher you remember, but I really
Remember Mr. Beasley very well. He so nice and sweet person. He was very smart. Wish they made more teachers and people like him! God Bless!
Angela Stewart
February 9, 2018
My family and I send our deepest condolences to Mr. Beasley's Family. He was an awesome science teacher and I learned so much from him. He was my favorite teacher. I was fortunate to bump into him a few times in Lumberton and even after 20 years, he never forgot me. He will be greatly missed! RIP Mr. Beasley!
Fanina Locklear Stewart
February 9, 2018
We had so much fun in high school with him! He had a lot of patience and a good sense of humor. Love to the family, prayers for your loss.
Karen Barrett Whitfield
February 9, 2018
Mr Beasley was my mentor I remember him telling me at the end of my first day of teaching you only have 29 more to go "first days". Well mr Beasley I'm half way I only have 15 more to go now❤❤❤ RIP you were the greatest
Melodi Lowery
February 9, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. He was my teacher in the 70's. Very kind and sweet.
Joanna and Ralph Bullock
February 9, 2018
He was my teacher in high school.Sending prayers for the family.
Loria Six
February 9, 2018
Please accept my deepest condolences. Mr. Beasley was also my Science teacher in the 9th grade at Red Springs High. He made Science fun! Everybody loved him.
Connie McBryde-Keith
February 9, 2018
Mr. Beasley was my physical science teacher at Red Springs High. I have fond memories of him. May he rest in peace. (Class of '81)
Christopher Clark
February 9, 2018
To the Beasley family, please accept my most sincere condolences. I'm a 2004 graduate of Red Springs High and I had the pleasure of having Mr. Beasley as a teacher. I enjoyed his clever sense of humor and his great teaching abilities. May he rest peacefully. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Racine Monroe
February 9, 2018
He was a wonderful person and excellent teacher. He was my teacher during high school at RSHS and during the summers at Upward Bound. He made science fun.
Valencia Powell
February 9, 2018
Sending My Prayers & Condolences To The Family. May God Comfort You During This Time. Mr. Beasley was a great science teacher of mines at RSHS in the 90's. #RIPMrBeasley
Nikki Mccormick
February 9, 2018
Sabrina Colson
February 9, 2018
A wonderful teacher. Loved by all his students. My condolences to his family.
Regina Ross
February 9, 2018
Sylvia, thinking of you and the boys during this difficult time. So many fond memories of our younger years as friends. Much love sent your way during this sad time!
Sandra Lewis
February 9, 2018
One of the best teachers I ever had!! Rip mr.beasley
Keisha Young
February 9, 2018
Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family during this sad occasion.
Pebbles Allen
February 9, 2018
Garret, Sylvia, Jason, Carmen & Miranda,
May Jerry's Sweet loving soul rest in peace. May sweet memories light up the entire path in your life and give your family strength to bear this hard time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Melissa,Shane & Kaley Hardin
February 9, 2018
Praying for you and your family. God Bless
Chad Mills
February 9, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Beasley. He was always one of my favorite teachers.
Kandy Lyle
February 8, 2018
Our hearts and prayers reach across the miles during this difficult time. Our most heartfelt sympathy to the entire family
Jim & Crystal Barnard
February 8, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Sylvia, Garret, Jason and family.
Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you.
Joy and Lambert Hooper
February 8, 2018
While none of us are promised tomorrow, there is a PROMISE that stands. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: This PROMISE is beautiful and eternal. There you will see Jerry Beasley again. I pray God's sweetest comfort and peace will engulf you all. Treasure those precious memories.
Beverly Daniels
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