August 21, 2022, 69, Goldsboro –
Michael Glenn Beamon, 69, having fought the good fight and finished his race, entered his eternal home, Sunday, August 21, 2022 while at home surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Wayne County to the late Benny G. and Bessie Rose Beamon.
A 1970 graduate of Goldsboro High School, Mike was involved in various sports. Upon graduating, he remained actively involved in class reunions. While at GHS, Mike met the love of his life, Earlene. They were married August 26, 1972 in a simple ceremony filled with love and laughter. They were soulmates and best friends. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.
Mike retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield after 30+ years of service and continued his IT profession at Duke Health until September 2020. He made many friends among his colleagues.
While in high school, Mike enjoyed wrestling and football. As an adult, Mike loved to share time with friends on the golf course and softball field. Off the field, Mike enjoyed playing his guitar, mandolin and banjo for the Lord at church and the elderly community.
Gathering his family around was one of the many joys for Mike. He loved to be outside listening to music while tending his grill. For Mike, nothing was more precious than his family, and his roles as “Diddy” and “Papa” were his greatest achievements. Mike also had a passion for German Shepherds.
Mike’s gentle spirit and strong determination were attributes that he carried on throughout his sickness. Mike fought a good fight, and his family takes comfort in knowing that, because Mike knew Jesus, he can rest in his heavenly home.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park with Pastor Steve Holder officiating. (The family will be returning to Durham after the service.)
Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Earlene Sutton Beamon; daughters, Valerie Mace and husband, Brian and Lindsey Stephenson and husband, Brad; grandchildren, Jaylen Mace and Benjamin Stephenson; sister, Vicky Lassiter and brother, Allen Beamon. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Benny Sutton; and uncle, Donnie Rose and his son, Cody.
In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andrew and Alice Rose; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty and Benjamin Earl Sutton.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com