Levina Ellen Beecher, 66, of St. Augustine, Florida, died Monday, May 6, 2013. Mrs. Beecher was born Jan. 7, 1947 in Jeff Davis County to the late Vascoe Parlor and the late Mary Ellen Carter Parlor. She was of the Baptist faith. Levina was a retired bus driver of the Appling County Board of Education.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Mike Larson of St. Augustine, FL; one son, Darrell Beecher of Baxley; two brothers, Tim and George Parlor, both of Hazlehurst; and two grandchildren, J. T. and Gracie. She was preceded in death by her beloved life-long partner and husband, Max Beecher, a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joey Andrews officiating. Eulogy was given by Joey Hiers. Interment followed in Carter Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Carlos Beecher, Joey Hiers, Jamie Parlor, Ed Overstreet, Gary Kramer and Michael Beecher.
Honorary pallbearers were staff of Appling County Board of Education and bus drivers, Dr. Tonya Fordham and all family and friends in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Eric Medford.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
Thank you to all family and friends who cooked, paid respects, spoke, sang, said prayers and uplifted the family.
Levina was the most heartfelt, selfless mother/grandma with the strength of an ox…and then some! We love you so very much and miss you more than words can describe. We are comforted, however, in knowing that you have no more worries, no more pain, no more suffering, no more doctor visits, no more hospitalizations and no more surgeries. We also know what a joyous time you are having with daddy/grandpa. I know you finally get to gather some vegetables with him and eat what you want. Gracie and J.T. will always have an angel looking after them just as they did when you were on this Earth.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Love you momma/grandma, Mike, Angie, Darrell, J.T. and Gracie