Mrs. Joan Marie “Joann” Harrison Beasley, one of ten children, was born to the late James McKinley Harrison, Sr. and the late Mae Rozalene Cain Harrison on February 19, 1947. She departed this earthly life on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
She attended Gibbs Elementary and High School in Pamplico, South Carolina and was a Class of 1967 Gibbs High School graduate.
After graduation, Joann, as she was affectionately called, gained employment as a seamstress at Florence Manufacturing Company, in Florence, South Carolina.
She later relocated to Bronx, New York, where she was employed as a Bank Teller at Chase Manhattan Bank.
She met and was united in holy matrimony with Dan Beasley and this union was blessed with two sons, Keith and Kevin.
After relocating to Pamplico, South Carolina to live, Joan began employment with Florence General Hospital and later with McLeod Regional Medical Center, until her health declined.
Joan enjoyed spending time with her large family and cooking, until her health declined.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, James McKinley Harrison, Sr. and Mae Rozalene Cain Harrison; a sister, Celia Mae Cain; one great grandson, Kamari Beasley; and a niece, Ayatullah Harrison.
Joan leaves to cherish her precious memories: her husband, Dan Beasley of Georgetown, South Carolina; two sons, Keith Beasley of Atlanta, Georgia and Kevin (Yiel) Beasley of Georgetown, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Demeci Beasley of Pamplico, South Carolina, Daquan Beasley of Pamplico, South Carolina, and Kevin Beasley, Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina; two great grandchildren, Kylie Faye Beasley of Florence, South Carolina and Kassen Young Beasley of Charlotte, North Carolina; eight siblings, James McKinley (Annette) Harrison, Jr. of Johnsonville, South Carolina; Allen Monroe (Shirley) Harrison of Coward, South Carolina, Tommie Lee (Elizabeth) Harrison of Forestville, Maryland, Annie B. (Andrew) Jones of Pamplico, South Carolina, Polly Leak of Florence, South Carolina, Anthony (Betty) Harrison of Anchorage, Alaska, Marilyn Harrison of Florence, South Carolina, and Maxine (Maurice) Coe of Waldorf, Maryland; an aunt, Kathleen King of Florence, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Truman of New York; twenty-nine nephews and nieces, Lisa Renee Scott of Georgetown, South Carolina, Shaka M. (Taj) Harrison of Richmond, Virginia, Bishara Harrison of Johnsonville, South Carolina, Michelle Harrison of North Carolina, Elaine Harrison of North Carolina, Laron (Asia) Cain of Florence, South Carolina, Angela Harrison (Ronald) Mitchner of Forestville, Maryland, Melinda (Ezekiel) Wilkins of Denver, Colorado, Willie Jr, (Sheila) Johnson of Killeen, Texas, Travis Johnson of Darlington, South Carolina, Merrilee (Josh) Pressley of Kingstree, South Carolina, Jesse Lee Harrison of Maryland, Willie Paul Leak of Leesburg, Florida, Elijah Backus of Florence, South Carolina, Suzanne Harrison of Anchorage, Alaska, Demetrius Harrison of Florence, South Carolina, Karessa Graham of Florence, South Carolina, Orlando James Graham of Miami, Florida, William (Marsha) Beasley of Lima, Ohio, Dr. Elizabeth Coe of Waldorf, Maryland, Micah Coe of Waldorf, Maryland, Louise Whitaker of Albany, New York, Julie Mae Wilson of Sampit Community in Georgetown, South Carolina, Anita (Paul) Dixon of Chicago, Illinois, Valerie (Geoffrey) Davis of Jamestown, South Carolina, Karen (Earl) Jackson of Jamestown, South Carolina, Bertha Truman of Richmond, Virginia, and Victoria Truman of New York, New York.
Mrs. Joan Marie “Joann” Harrison Beasley family history and family stories, told as only she could, will be greatly missed by all of us who were privileged to spend time with her.
Please keep the family of Mrs. Joan Harrison Beasley in your thoughts and prayers.