James (Bud) Lester Beasley, Jr., 71, went to be with his Lord Thursday, January 12, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1945 in New Albany, MS to Lester Beasley, Sr. and Sue Beasley. Bud lived in Sherman, MS with his wife, Mary Nell Thomas Beasley who he married July 1, 1990. Bud worked in property maintenance employed by Renasant Bank where he retired. He enjoyed talking with neighbors about football and watching the squirrels play from his front porch. He was an avid Ole Miss fan. A celebration of life service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Sherman Baptist Church with Dr. Gregg Thomas officiating. Private burial will follow at Sherman Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Friday) at the church from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com . Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Beasley of Sherman; children, Brent Sanders (Johnnie) of Tupelo and Krystal Sanders of Nettleton; grandchildren, Caleb Sanders and Madison Sanders; uncle, Lewis Beasley (Leona) of Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Livingston. Pallbearers will be Reggie Jolly, Mike Gunner, Danny McMurray, J.W. Holder, Bobby Brooks, and Caleb Sanders.
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