Lelia McDowell Beeson
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Lelia McDowell Beeson
  • November 23, 1925 - May 6, 2017
  • Archdale, North Carolina

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Archdale- Lelia Mae McDowell Beeson, 91, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at her home.

She was born November 23, 1925 in Guilford County to John and Elva McDowell.

Lelia was the wife of John Harold Beeson, the co-founder of Beeson Rhododendron Nursery Inc., which started in 1973. She was also the oldest living member of Cedar Square Friends Meeting in Archdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Harold Beeson; her parents John and Elva McDowell; son, Roger William Beeson and sister, Helen Richardson.

Survivors include, daughter, Mrs. Ann Beeson Sasser and husband, Wayne, of Grifton, NC; son, John Blake Beeson and wife, Peggy, of Archdale; four grandchildren, Chad Sasser and wife Teresa, John Beeson, Ashley Roper and Courtney Henderson; and five great-grandchildren, Isaiah Sasser, Rebekah Sasser, Jaxon Sasser, Chase Robertson and Della Stanley.

A Celebration of Lelia's life will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Sechrest Funeral Service of Archdale. The family will greet friends at the funeral home following the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County at 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.

Sechrest Funeral Service of Archdale is honored to serve the Beeson family. Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.net