Helen Shirley Beckham

Helen Shirley Beckham, 82, of Quitman, passed away on September 12, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on March 21, 1935 to T. and Hazel (Devore) Oglesby in Tioga, LA.

Helen is survived by her son, Richard Beckham; daughters, Marilyn Cox, Carolyn (Larry) Haney, Patricia Lockley, Shirley Taylor, Donna (Danny) Tanner, Martha (Oscar) Styron, and Sarah Beckham; brothers, Bill (Trisha) Oglesby, Joe (Cathy) Oglesby, and Mike (Nicole) Oglesby; sisters, Pat Hester and Sue (Joe) Boutwell; sister-in-law, Sue Oglesby; 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Beckham; son, Sidney Beckham; parents, T. W. and Hazel Oglesby; brothers, Johnny Oglesby and James Oglesby; great-grandchildren, Landon Cole Tanner, Matthew Beckham, and Kevin Martin Burke.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:00 pm at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 2:00 pm at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Glen Lafferty and Rev. Larry Browning, officiating. Burial will take place in the Archusa Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.