Anna Jean Beeco

Small Image

COVINGTON, GEORGIA - Anna Jean Beeco, 84, passed away June 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. 

A 1954 graduate of Snellville High, Mrs. Beeco graduated with the esteemed honors of salutatorian. That hard work and commitment led her to a successful career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she retired after several years of unwavering dedication. Mrs. Beeco was a devoted member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where she adored her church family as her own. Her love for her own family was undoubtable, and her generosity and kindness to strangers was not only evident, but inspirational. Mrs. Beeco enjoyed singing, dancing and cheering for her favorite team – the Atlanta Braves. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne E. Beeco; daughter, Elicia Williamson; granddaughter, Jaime Drew; great-grandson, Andrew Bennett; parents, Harry and Margaret (Baker) Kilgore; sisters, Peggy Cleapor, Dottie Bradford, Frances Trager and Harriett Thompson; and brothers, Rodger Kilgore, Sidney Kilgore and Charles Kilgore.

Those left to cherish her loving memory are her daughters and sons-in-law, Debi Jackson and Carolyn Davenport, both of Covington; Jeannie and Jeff Jeter of Partlow, Virginia; Bobi and Tommy Mize of Loganville, Georgia; Phyllis and Thomas Holbrooks of Oxford, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jane Beeco of Monroe, Georgia; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Davida and Wren Williams; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Beeco were held Friday, June 19, 2020 at Central Church in Covington with Butch Betts officiating. 

A graveside service was held Saturday, June 20 at Watauga Baptist Cemetery in Franklin.. 

Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association - Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.