Wayne Beckford Jr.
1992 - 2021
Miles Funeral Home
1158 Main St
Holden, MA
Wayne Beckford, Jr., 28

Rutland - Wayne A. Beckford, Jr., 28, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from injuries sustained from a fall at Dorr Mountain in Maine.

He leaves his precious daughters, Janaiyah Walsh-Beckford of Gardner and Kaiyah Beckford of Rutland; his parents, Wayne and Kathleen (Russo) Beckford, Sr. of Fitchburg; his brother, Brandon Beckford of Fitchburg; his sisters, Natasha Beckford of Leominster, Rose Ortiz of Dedham and Beatriz Beckford of Chicago; his grandmother, Katherine Stepansky of Tewksbury; his former wife, Koryn M. (Bachant) Beckford of Rutland; his aunts, Lori Bourque of New Hampshire, Karen Russo of Tewksbury and Jewel Weeks of Newton; his uncles, Danny Russo of Concord and Francis Beckford of Methuen; several cousins; many other close relatives; and his dog Lily. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Jayla in 2014.

Wayne was a mechanic who enjoyed working on cars and was a manager at O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store in Worcester. He enjoyed singing, dancing, playing pool, swimming, bowling and going to the beach. He also enjoyed music, action movies, cookouts and playing board games. He liked to make jokes and goof off just to keep everyone laughing. He was known as a loving and caring gentle soul who always put others before himself. Wayne was proud of his Jamaican Heritage, his girls and he cherished his quality time with his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, March 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, appropriate social distancing and wearing of a mask will be required. A private funeral service for Wayne will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 133 Federal Street, 2 Floor, Boston, MA 02110. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, please visit


Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2021.
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Miles Funeral Home
1158 Main St, Holden, MA
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To Koryn, the girls, his family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss of Wayne. What an absolute tragedy for all. My heart is with you. May The Lord comfort you all in this difficult time. Koryn, I am glad you and Wayne were able to share those beautiful times together and remained close friends. The bible says, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". And he's there with Jayla now. Praying that the Lord gives you all much comfort now and through this difficult time. Hugs and love to you, Koryn. Stay strong and look the The Lord for peace and guidance.

Jo-Anne Zamojski (Steph's mom)
Joanne Zamojski
March 26, 2021
Our hearts are saddened by this unspeakable death that Wayne endured! I pray that you, Koryn, maintain your strength and take care of his girls and yourself as well. Nothing can express how we feel for you. He shall be remembered for being a fun loving man but, most of all, for being a wonderful father to all his daughters. We will see you in the summer for sure. Love and prayers Grammy
Grammy Lemoine and Grandpa John
March 24, 2021
My condolences to his family & Friends! I worked with him for a short time! He always seemed happy and was pleasant to work with! God bless the family! Warmest wishes to you all!
Kerry Fenderson
March 24, 2021
The Bachants
March 24, 2021
Kathy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good guy.My thoughts are with you . Lynne
Lynne monfreda
March 24, 2021
My condolences to the family for their lost. Wayne jr. will be missed he was always smiling with a positive attitude whenever I see him. He was a loving, , kind and handsome nephew. Heavenly Father May you comfort and strengthen the family in this moment. I extend my prayers to the Lord to comfort and strength to his mother Kathy, his father Wayne Sr. Natasha his sister, Brandon his brother, Rose and Beatrice his sisters, his children and extended family
Ms. Jewell Weekes
March 24, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss..thoughts and prayers to Koryn and Wayne´s family..A life taken much too soon..
Ruthie Pisciotta
March 23, 2021
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