In Loving Memory of Jeremiah Beckwith, Jr.



Sunrise: February 3, 1954 ~ Sunset: May 18, 2021

Jeremiah “Jerry” Beckwith, Jr., was born February 3, 1954 to Rosa Mae Beckwith and Jeremiah Beckwith, Sr., in Seattle, WA. He was educated in the Seattle and Bellevue Public School Systems. Jerry lived a life dedicated to serving and giving to others in so many ways. God had a plan and Jerry said, “Yes Lord!” Jerry heard God’s voice again say, “Well done, my good a faithful servant” on May, 18, 2021, so he closed his eyes and awoke with Jesus.

Jeremiah (affectionately known as Daddy, Granddad, Pops, Jedidiah, Jer Bear, Husband) was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, godfather, and friend. He was a gifted musician, singer, director, teacher, mentor, cook, and baker who did so much while holding down a fulltime job as a retail manager for over 30 years at Seattle University.

Jeremiah was humble, loving, and kindhearted and in life received his flowers from the many family and friends who were blessed by him. He was a modern day Bible story; a living testimony of who God expects us to be. Jeremiah was obedient to God’s call and helped others to live their own Bible story.

Jeremiah was preceded in his homegoing by his parents Jeremiah Beckwith, Sr., and Rosa Mae Beckwith; his brothers Freddie L. Beckwith and Larry Bailey; niece Mariah Rose; and great nephew Shawn Frederick.

Jeremiah is survived by his stepmother Mary L. Bailey Beckwith; Sisters Jean Beckwith -Davis; Geraldine Candi Beckwith-Jones (husband Allen H. Jones); Gail Marie Harrington (husband Richard Harrington); Carole Ann Beckwith; Brothers James Henry Beckwith; David Wayne Beckwith.

Aunts Girtha M. Reed and Laura M. Goodman

Nieces and Nephews:

Toni Annette, Jeremy Harold, Shana Johari, Gina Renee, Keith Darnell, James, Jr., Kneishia Lanee, Alfred Kyle, Alex, Dionna Reese, Tonia Renai, Marquinn Jeremiah, Keith Hezekiah, Keturah Danielle, Donovan, Myriah, Jeremy Katrell, Darrell, Jeremiah Antonio, Zamira Geneva Rose, Kashus William, Valerie, Anitra, Larry Dekaven; Goddaughter Myea Wright; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Due to COVID-19 the family is preparing a celebration of life musical to be announced via social media.