James Everett Beachum, 58, was born to the late James H. and Lottie E. Beachum on March 10, 1961 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was raised by Erma Beachum after the death of his mother.
James carried many names from childhood: BaeBruh, Eric, Ed-rett, Aaron, and into adulthood, carrying the name JB, the one and only. Eric worked many jobs throughout is life. Eric was loved by many and was always willing to lend a helping hand to all.
“Eric” enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and bending a few corners on his two wheel Cadillac that was always up for sale. Eric enjoyed sports not really knowing anything about any game but the name. He enjoyed traveling near and far to see family. He enjoyed cookouts and never missed a holiday in the summer in the driveway yelling “how ya’ll doin’?”, “I’m blessed I woke up this moanin’”, “when that food gone be done?” and “I will be back!” He enjoyed music and dancing, he would even dance alone never changing his dance steps, from childhood. Eric truly enjoyed and loved life.
He loved each and everyone no matter how he was treated. The love in his heart for mankind kept him coming again and again. He never met a stranger and everyone he knew as he would softly say, that’s my friend. “Eric/JB” will be missed by all.
James leaves to cherish his memory: two brothers, Darrell (Sherry) Beachum, and Jerome Warren of Fort Wayne, Indiana; six sisters, Irma (Farmon) Childress of Flint, Michigan, Philomena Derrick, Karen (Pedro) Lebron, Michelle Derrick, Renecer (Ronald Jones) Beachum, and Tia (Daniel) Paschall. One uncle, Robert Smith of St. Robert, Missouri; one special friend, brothers by heart, Otis King, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James H., Lottie E., and Erma Beachum, and two brothers, Tommy Brown and Freddie Henry.
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