(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Brenda Messer Beasley, 75, of Wedowee will be Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Wedowee First United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Messer and Pastor Todd Noren-Hentz officiating. Private burial will follow at Hanover Cemetery, Andrews Chapel Methodist Church where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Paul Beasley.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday before services begin from 1 to 2 p.m.
Mrs. Beasley passed away Friday, May 20, in Daphne.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Beasley was born Feb. 16, 1947, the daughter of Willie Jack and Arzelia Brown Messer. She was a member of Wedowee First United Methodist Church and an incredible nurse, EMS educator, author, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Mrs. Beasley was well loved by her students who were like her children and fiercely loved by her. She was fully devoted to her family and dearly loved as a daughter, sister and “Aunt Brempa” to her nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Beasley was instrumental in developing and launching emergency medical services in Randolph and surrounding counties. She served on Wedowee Hospital Board for many years. Mrs. Beasley served as an EMS instructor at Southern Union Community College and Calhoun Community College, where she poured her passion for EMS into the lives of her students. She will be missed here on earth by so many and will be celebrated in Heaven. Her touch on our lives will forever live on.
Survivors include her sister, Rhonda Messer Rogers (Dean); Rhonda’s children, Landon (Jenna), Logan (Shelby), Ashton Rogers Walker (Clay), and grandchildren, Pierce, Sutton, Woods, Gabriel, John Thomas and Knox; brother-in-law, Benny Camp; Benny’s children, Ben Camp (Sandra) and Stephanie Camp Morrison (Bill) and grandchildren, Trey and Anna Caitlyn and William, Harper, and Mary Patton; brother-in-law, Gregg Cottle; Mr. Cottle’s children, Cody, Corey, Calon and Brian; stepdaughter, Melanie Beasley-Skvarek (Paul); Melanie’s children, Mariah and Emilio; and stepson, David Beasley (Kathy); David’s children, Lauren, Jonathan, Jessica and Casey.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Farr of Clay County Rescue Squad, Shane Hyde of Southern Ambulance Transport, Matthew Knight of Emergency Medical Transport, Tony Norton of East Alabama Emergency Transport Services, Tim Hughes of Valley EMS, Johnny Allen of Lanett Fire, John Blue of EAEMS, Gene Manning of Southern Union, Mike West of Calhoun Community College, Douglas Kirk of Randolph County Rescue Squad, Doug Matthews of LaFayette Fire, and Andy Gray of Huguley Fire Department. Other EMS representatives and providers present will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Flowers will be welcomed, or donations may be made to Wedowee First United Methodist Church in her memory at P.O. Box 151, Wedowee, AL 36278. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.
Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.