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Orvel "Ali" Beamon

July 20, 1944 — February 16, 2022

Orvel Lee Beamon, of Suffolk, Virginia, transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Orvel, better known as “Ali”, was born to the late Benjamin and Clara Beamon in Suffolk, Virginia on July 20, 1944. “Ali” was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, class of 1966. He played football with East Suffolk’s 1964 State Championship team, wearing his favorite #24 jersey. “Ali” was a true athlete, after high school, well into his adulthood, he played recreational softball at Peanut Park and participated in many church softball tournaments. “Ali” held on to that TV remote control, flipping from channel to channel. Especially on Sunday when he flipped from game to game. His favorite team was the Green Bay Packers, but he could tell you anything about any team, week to week and season to season. “Ali” was a loving husband and devoted father. While raising his family, “Ali” worked 17-years at Suffolk Fruit Produced and 20-years with the City of Suffolk Public Utilities before retiring in 1996. After retiring, “Ali” filled his schedule with helping others, mainly providing them with transportation. Anyone and everyone knew they could call on “Ali” to get to their appointment or run to the store. Even his grandchildren called granddaddy because they knew he would “be right there”. “Ali” was preceded in death by his parents: Benjamin and Clara Beamon; brothers: Percy Benjamin, James Beamon, and son: Benjamin M. Beamon, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife: Mary Frances Beamon, his children: Michael Riddick (Lenore) of Richmond, VA, Lee L. Beamon (Charlene) of Hampton, VA, Evelyn Boykins of Suffolk, VA, Jacqueline Thompson (Mark) of Suffolk, VA, Marline Whitehead (Maurice) of Suffolk, VA, Orvel Lee Beamon, Jr. of Suffolk, VA, Tomika Beamon of Suffolk, VA; his sister: Marliene Brown of Suffolk, VA; his brother-in-law: London Mullins, Jr. (Teresa) of Suffolk, VA twenty-three grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other love ones and friends. A graveside service will be held noon, Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Orvel "Ali" Beamon, please visit our flower store.

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