Richard Beckwith

February 18, 1980 - January 21, 2011
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Richard “Mickey” Alston Beckwith III, age 30, a resident of Meadow Ln. Philippi passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 21, 2011 in United Hospital Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born February 18, 1980 in Chicago, Ill. a son of Richard Alston Beckwith, Jr. and Patricia A. (Spann) Beckwith who residesContinue Reading

Vance Kimber left a message on January 30, 2011:
All my prayers to the family. Vance Kimber & Family
nancy Hill left a message on January 30, 2011:
RIP Mickey. May God bless you and your family and give them strength to carry on.Php4:13
Ray Ray left a message on January 30, 2011:
Ray Ray is what you called me i Will love and always miss you You turned my frown upside down and i will miss you there was NEVER a dull moment when you were around I will miss you spahgetti legs Sincerly Rhoda (Ray Ray)
Bendell Family left a message on January 30, 2011:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Beckwith family during such a tragic loss. We enjoyed our time with Mickey when he grew up in Dolton and think of him often.
Jaydee Grupe left a message on January 29, 2011:
Richard you'll be missed....
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Justna Watkins left a message on January 28, 2011:
Mickey this isnt goodbye man i will see you when god calls my name I will miss all thegreat times we had together You always wanted to be in the air Every momemnt ever cherished with you was the greatest moments of my life you will be truly missed you were (in my eyes) a friend, and like a father to me You brought joy to me every time i saw you we had some good times together i will never forget those My life shall never be the same with out you mickey may you rest in peace i love you man
Shawn 'Peach' Muir left a message on January 28, 2011:
Some of the best memories we shared we're made year after year...changed my life. I still see you when I turn my head to see if you caught the same moment that just passed. You're laugh and life live on bro... I'll see you again.
Nanette Thomas left a message on January 28, 2011:
RIP my dear cousin, Your time with us was far too short, But the memory of you is eternal. Love Cousin Nanette
Tomeika Anderson left a message on January 26, 2011:
Richard, I am lost for words about this news. We just got back in contact with each other recently on fb, I'm glad to have known you, I thank God for your life and know that you will be missed by many. Goodbye my TTHS classmate C/O 98"
shasta hutchison left a message on January 26, 2011:
i did not know him but i send out all my preyers to his lovingfamily i am so sorry for your loss and god took him and misty for a reason and that reason no one will ever no we all will be with them on dayy and then we will get to talk to them i prey that all of his family members get trough this rough tragity and will be well sencerly Shasta
Brandon Riffle left a message on January 26, 2011:
Man im gonna miss you bro you were always fun to be around and made everyone laugh this just dosent seem real i guess you dont really know how much you caqrde for someone untill there not there asnymore R.I.P my friend.
David J. left a message on January 25, 2011:
not very many of you know me, and i dont know many of you, but your Mickey's family and friends and mickey was my family and friend. Mickey was a great guy, he was just the epitome of amazing, he was everything you'd expect in a friend and much more. Mickey and i had so many episodes, he taught me how to fix and rebuild a bike, he taught me everything he learned from his flight school, helped supply me with things i needed as well as wanted, guitar tuners, picks, bike parts, etc. He was a legend to me, one of my greatest influences. He was an Amazing father, a Wonderful friend and a Fantastic person all around. I miss him and will always, Mickey wasnt a friend that comes and leaves, he was a memory, the type of person that you never forget. I love Mickey with all my heart. And it kills me to write this, because he was so young, he still had wild dreams, a wild imagination, a beautifal personality. But that's why the Lord couldn't wait to take him, and realizing now, Heaven wouldn't be such a reward without Mickey's company. Let's celebrate his life, his dreams, personallity, our friendship with him, our fond memories with him. Let us simply not mention him and forget him because it hurts to, lets make it a wonderful, joyous feeling to bring him up, lets laugh not cry. He's With God, hes better off, let us anticipate the day we are taken, and meet him yet again. I love you, Mickey. TTYL, Buddy.
David R Cornelous left a message on January 25, 2011:
Mickey, I am still speechless. I remember high school like it was yesterday. There were few people who rivaled my jovial, silly personality. You definitely did. I appreciated you then, and I appreciate you now. I'm glad we reconnected. I'm glad we talked. There are many who miss you...and that will never change. You will never be forgotten. I love you bro. Oh, and thanks for the Dallas Cowboys jersey, even though it didn't fit!
Brooke Denise Ford left a message on January 25, 2011:
Mikia Kiriakias Gould left a message on January 25, 2011:
RIP Mickey, you will be missed and loved very much! I still look down at my phone each and every day to call you, but you're not there! I still have you on my mind each and everyday!I wish you were still here for me, and I wish I got to see you that one last time! Your smile lit up the room each and everyday! I miss and love you Mickey! My prayers go out to all family and friends!
Tammye M. Brownlee left a message on January 25, 2011:
Richard, I can recall sitting behind you in high school for many classes, for many years, due to the fact that our seats were arranged in alphabetical order - 'Beckwith' always came before 'Brownlee' and I thought you were such a 'goof ball', lol, the class clown, but intelligent. Fast forward to college, freshman year, I'd never thought our paths would intersect... I remember when you had the Delta 88 and I refused to be seen in it and the next day, you came to campus with a brand new red Trans Am, then a Porsche, and you loved it!! We had some great times during those years, nearly 12 years ago, incredibly fun times, and we all just wanted to make it - become a success, to show our families, our parents, we will be something in life and leave a lasting legacy - like they did (after all, you had Alysha to compete with). Now, fast forward to 2011, we lost contact over many years and I had the chance to speak with you directly, the entire week and day before you made your transition and I am so thankful that I was presented with the opportunity, one more time. In life, there's some who leave an impression and some who leave a lasting impression and you certainly left a lasting impression upon my life and many others! May your joy of life, fast cars, and planes, live through your children and we will NEVER ever forget you and the joy you brought to us all. Sending many positive affirmations to your family. Eternally grateful, Tammye.
Nikki left a message on January 25, 2011:
Mickey, you always smiled and brought joy to those around you. I didn't know you well, except for waiting on you in the store, but it will be a loss not to see your happy face anymore. Heaven is blessed to have you.
brenda gaukin left a message on January 25, 2011:
my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. god bless
Tina Evans and Children left a message on January 25, 2011:
Having the chance to know Mickey was truly a blessing. He always had a kind word a hug and a smile for all who knew him. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none. God bless his family.May we all come together to rejoice his life amd remember how he has touched each of us.
Chris & Dee Moats left a message on January 25, 2011:
May all the beautiful memories help to ease your grief and bring you comfort in your time of sadness.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
laura graber left a message on January 25, 2011:
First, We'd like to say what a pleasure it was knowing mickey..We met him in the summer of 2005..he was nice,funny,kind,and a pleasant person to be friends with. It was sad to hear he was gone..but we are thankful to have known him for as long as we did. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family,and friends. ~*Laura Graber*~ Elliott Dalton
CORY GAUKIN left a message on January 25, 2011:
my prayers to you and your family. mickey you were my family and i will miss you deeply
Cindy Jones left a message on January 25, 2011:
Autumn Hiles left a message on January 25, 2011:
There are no words to even begin to say how sad I am..I just pray for your family in this great time of need, I know they will make it through and u will live on in spirit. RIP Rich "Mickey" u will be missed..u always brought such a smile to my face when I saw u.
Shaundra Heavens left a message on January 25, 2011:
I have no words for such a tragic loss. I will remember your kind heart, infectious smile, and gentle spirit. Your family and friends are in my prayers. Richard, may your soul Rest in Eternal Peace
Sabrina (Nicki) Holbert left a message on January 25, 2011:
I don't think I am any different than any one else who was able to make the aquantance oe establish teh friendship of Mickey. He was always quite the gentleman (and I mean old school)opening up the doors for me, carrying anything he could for me including kids, hold my hand to help me cross rocks while I was pregnant, and most importantly to me made my girls feel special by always taking time out to play with them and light up their faces with smiles and laughter. I know he enjoyed it as much as they and I did. It was a hard loss when him and my sister split because he seemed to leave the family even after I told him he could still come around. He did however always greet us if he saw us out and he never slighted us any little bit. I do feel privelaged that his family shared him with us and that for some reason he was brought into our lives. The most devistating thing about it all is that I have always wondered what brought him here from chicago and now he left our lives as mysteriously as he showed up in them. I lay many nights wishing I could bring you back mickey and as if I had failed you for some reason. All I pray now is strength for myslef all others out there. I love you and miss all your joy and comfort and hard work. many miss you and respected you.
Nicki left a message on January 25, 2011:
Mickey, you were a really good guy and a really great friend. I couldn't have asked for a better friend. I will miss you sooo much.
Margaret left a message on January 25, 2011:
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could do for the family. He was so young and I am sure he will be missed by family and friends. I pray that God helps you all in your time of need. I know he will if we will only lean on him. My prayers are with you all. God Bless!!
Jessica blunier large left a message on January 25, 2011:
I met mickey in champaign illinois where we dated for a brief period of time....when he left we lost touch and he found me back in june 2010 on facebook...i am glad he contacted me. We stayed friends after dating and I always thought of him as a stand up guy. I don't know if he had a mean bone in his body...I would sincerely like to offer my condolences to his family...he left a lasting impression on all who knew him....deepest sympathy to the family and especially his children...may he rest in eternal peace Sincerely, Jessica
Tarrolyn Brownlee left a message on January 25, 2011:
My memories of Richard trace back to high school, but my fondest memories are during my freshman year of college at U of I. Richard nearly lived in our dorm room. It was an experience that I will remember always. We were so silly back then, so carefree. But, we always knew, deep down that we had to strive to become the best. Richard was one of those guys that would treat a lady with respect, and he was a true gentleman to my sister. Richard was a very kind-hearted and thoughtful person. Ahh my fondest memory -- I remember for our 19th birthdays, he took my twin sister and me to Land of Mexico on Green Street in Champaign. I don't know how he convinced the bartender to serve us underage...but he was quite witty when it came to getting what he wanted lol. We had a crazy time and I felt like I was 21! I just knew during that time that we would be friends forever. This goes out to a great friend who left a lasting impression on my life. May you peacefully rest, Richard. We will certainly miss your captivating smile. ~Lyn
Trazay and Forzay Owens left a message on January 24, 2011:
RIP Mickey...Sorry we couldn't make it there to say goodbye in person, but please know you left a great impression on our family. You were a true friend indeed, and although you are gone you will never be forgotten.
Matt & Nicole Devericks left a message on January 24, 2011:
Mickey you were are best friend, we will miss you terribly and love you always. Your Friends eternally and pray one day we will meet again in God's grace.
Erica Buchanan left a message on January 24, 2011:
RIP R.A.B-III I was deeply saddened by the news... I pray that the Beckwith family find comfort in the many memories you've left behind. Gone but NEVER forgotten.
Angela Tresize left a message on January 24, 2011:
You will be forever in our hearts and we will cherish our fond memories of you and your loving and caring nature.
Brittany Jett left a message on January 24, 2011:
You will be missed by so many friends and your family. I know your with God now.
Patience Beverly left a message on January 24, 2011:
Mickey no words can express how much you meant to everyone who knew you and I pray that God takes care of you now and that you will never be forgotten. My friend.
Denalda Bush left a message on January 24, 2011:
Mickey you were a light in many lives and will be forever remembered by your kind, warm heart and loving personality. May God lift you up and keep you close to him.
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