of West Memphis, AR
June 27, 1955 - March 18, 2021
Marleta Marie Beech went to be with Jesus on March 18, 2021, at home with family. She was the wife of Brother Billy Beech. They shared 46 years of marriage together. She was born in Mobile, Alabama on June 27, 1955. She was the daughter of John and Lou Clark from Chatom, Alabama. Martie was employed by the West Memphis School District for 25 years as a teacher's aide. She was a faithful pastor's wife and member of First Baptist Church of West Memphis. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids who she loved dearly, going to the beach, shopping, cooking, and serving her church. She will be remembered for her kind heart, her smile, and her personality that lit up any room she entered. Martie is survived by her husband, Bro. Billy Beech; her three children: daughters, Pam Beech Smith (Tim) and Shay Beech; and one son, Jeff Beech (Justine). Along with her six grandchildren: Cam Smith, Jackson Beech, Caden Smith, Jagger York, Ione Beech, and Milo Beech. She is also survived by one sister, Pixie Clark Alexander.. She was proceeded in death by her parents, John and Lou Clark, and one brother, Robert Clark. The memorial service will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at First Baptist Church of West Memphis. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM with service immediately following. Memorial Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church, West Memphis, Arkansas. http://fbcwmem.org/give
Mama Martie is now at peace. It's the ones left behind who suffer now. To Shay: I love you & will Always be here for you sister. Your mother never thought of herself, she was always asking & praying for others. In my book she was a saint. O the glory she must've witnessed when her soul went to heaven. I can imagine a wonderful welcoming for Mrs. Martie. Always so loving to everyone she met. I will continue to think and pray for the Beech family. With Love Always, Amy
Brother Billy and everyone, We were so sorry to hear about your beautiful wife and mother. She just had one of those smiles..the kind that made everyone she met, feel like they'd been friends forever! And the two faces I most love and associate with church, are you, Brother Billy and your beautiful wife. Please know that our whole family is thinking and praying for you all. And if there is anything we can do, please, please don't hesitate to ask?!! You've been here for us through many hard times and would do anything we could to help such a wonderful family. Thank you all for being who you are. I cannot hardly wait until we're all together again. And we will be. We love you all, Emily, Rochelle, Duke, Krissi, Kody, Savannah & Carlee Butler
Bro. Billy, Pam, and entire Beech Family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss of Marti. I know what you and your family are feeling at this time, I know how hard it is. I will continue my prayers for each of you. God BlessDixie
Prayers for Billy and family members from Andy and Sherri Luttrell. Marty was a tremendous person. We are all going to miss her very much. She was always so sweet to me and my family. I am so thankful to her for letting Brother Billy officiate football for 25 years plus. We partnered from Little League up to High School. he and Marty were so gifted and very special to our community.
Brother Billy, Pam, Shay and Jeff... we are so sorry for your loss. Martie was such a loving and caring person. You guys were the first family we made friends with when we came to West Memphis. Mrs. Martie kept Renee’, Kay and Philip every day after school. The wonderful thing is, we will see her again because of Jesus! Praying for all of you🙏
Oh Bro. Billy - I am so sorry about the passing of Mrs. Martie, she was a joy to one and all. I’m praying for your sweet family as you miss her. I’m so thankful for the love of Christ, our wonderful Counselor.
Brother Billy and familyI was so saddened by the passing of Martie, she was a wonder person. I pray that God will strengthen you and give you comfort and peace during this time. Forever in our hearts, cherish the memories you had with her. Rejoice that she is with her Savior and that we have the assurance of seeing her again.
Bro Billy, we are so sad for the loss of your precious Marti. Y’all have been such a blessing to so many people, us included, and she will be missed by all who loved her. Lifting you and your sweet family up in prayer, and sending love and hugs.Ken and Shirley Norman
To the Beech Family I was saddened to hear of the passing of a good friend Martie, she was a friend of mine and a very good person among the Church and family. I know Brother Billy that Martie had to be a good wife, mother, and grandmother that is hard to loose a companion, wife, and best friend. My thoughts and prayers are with during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Billy Felty
Bro. Billy & Family:Our prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you!!H C & Shirley Rudd
I am a classmate of Jeff and I’d like to send my condolences to you all during this time. I pray God continues to comfort and keep you!
Bro. Billy We are so sad at the loss of your wonderful Marty. She was truly a one of a kind and will be miss by the many who love her. We are praying for you and your family. May God keep you strong during this time of grief. Send love to you all. Dwayne and Wanda Ramsey
I remember meeting Shay's parents on a trip home from OBU for the weekend. They were both so welcoming and such fun parents. I am so very sorry for the loss of Ms. Martie. My prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in our loving Savior.
Dear Billy and family, We are so sorry for your loss and we will be praying for you all. If there is anything we can do please call us. Our love to you and your family. Troy and Martha
Bro Billy I’m so sorry. My prayers are with you & family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
So very sorry for your loss. Will continue to lift you all up with prayers.
Bro. Billy, Pam, Shay and FamilyMay the Lord be with you during this time. You all have always been a precious family. Pam and I share lots of memories and I remember Mrs. Marti always coming to the bank and I will forever remember her smile and laugh. My girls will always remember the fun times at Awanas. If there is anything I can ever do, please never hesitate to call. Sending much love your way💓Jamie, Madesyn and McKenzie