Mamie Beal, 92, of Dermott, AR passed away on May 26, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Spring, Arkansas.
Mamie was born on January 20, 1929 to the late D.P. and Willie Ridgell Graham in McGehee, Arkansas. She was the third of nine children. She married the late Rev. Cloid "C.L." Beal on Sunday May 4, 1947 in McGehee Desha County Arkansas. To this union (14) fourteen children were born. One child, baby Linda, proceeded her in death. She and C. L. later moved to Dermott, Arkansas where she continued her life as a housewife and joined Tabernacle Baptist Church under the
leadership of the late Rev. Willie Lee Plummer. She sang in the senior choir and cared for some of the elderly mothers within the church.
Mamie received her education at the Wolf Project School System in Rohwer, Arkansas. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Zion Baptist
Church in McGehee, Arkansas, under the leadership of the late Rev. A. M. Triplett. She enjoyed learning with her mother who taught her to cook.
She loved her position as a foster grandparent for the Lake Village Elementary School from as early as 2004 to about 2014. She also enjoyed
working in her yard in earlier years planting a small garden, prepping and freezing the harvest to cook throughout the year.
She remained a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church serving as a mother on the mother’s board until her health began to fail. God knew she
was weak and frail and sent one of his angels to quietly bring her home with Him. Mamie went home to be with the Lord at 5:30 pm on the evening of
May 26, 2021, at CHI St. Vincent Hot Spring Hospital, Hot Springs, AR. She was a loving and faithful mother. Mamie and her memories will forever live
in the hearts of all those family and friends who loved her.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents; C. L. Beal, Sr.; one sister, Janie Greer; three brothers, D. G. Graham, Sr., Richard Graham and
Willie Lee Graham; two grandchildren, Jessie Ingram, Jr. and, Shirley Jean Beal.
She leaves to cherish her memory; (13) thirteen children: (2) two daughters, Marvis Ingram of Dermott, AR, Dorris Hampton (Bobbie) of Hot
Springs, AR; (11) eleven sons, C. L. Beal, Jr. (Jean), Anderson Beal (Velma), Aron Beal (Glenda L.), Eddie Beal (Christine), Havert Beal
(Stephanie), Clyde Beal (Lindy), Amos Beal (Glenda), all of Detroit and/or Southfield, MI, Andrew Beal (Pat) of Hot Spring, AR, Joe Beal (Faye) of
Dermott, AR, James Beal (Margie) of Stone Mountain, GA, and, David Beal (Brenda A.) of Conyers, GA; (2) two sisters, Vessie Hudson and Velma
Triplett both of Detroit, MI; (2) two brothers, Bradley Graham, Sr. (Lois) of Detroit, MI, and Fred Graham (Ernestine) of Monticello, AR (50) fifty
grandchildren; a host of great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and, friends.
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