Albert Erastus Beeker
Jennie Lou Leonard
Luther Elmore Fulk
Amanda May Thomas
Preston Lee Beeker
Lela Emmaline Fulk
Kay Frances Beeker


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1. John Frank Messick

2. David Mack Deese Jr.

Kay Frances Beeker 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 9 Mar 1937, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA 2 4
  • Marriage (1): John Frank Messick on 4 Aug 1956 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): David Mack Deese Jr. in Sep 1979 2
  • Died: 4 Feb 2021, Clemmons, Forsyth, NC, USA at age 83 2 4
  • Buried: Winston-Salem: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Forsyth, NC, USA 2 4

   FamilySearch ID: G46Z-21R.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 5 The 1940 census recorded at 2052 Sprague Street: Preston L. Beeker, policeman, 37, living with wife Lelia E., 34; and daughter Kay Frances, 3. Everyone is born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1950 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA. 6 The 1950 census recorded at 2054 Sprague Street: Preston L. Beeker, railroad engineer, 48, living with wife Lela F., 43; and daughters Kay F., 13; and Linda L., 3. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

3. Obituary: Salem Funerals & Cremations: obituary of Kay Beeker Deese on 5 Feb 2021 in Clemmons, Forsyth, NC, USA. 2 Kay Beeker Deese born March 9, 1937 in Winston-Salem, NC to parents, Preston Lee Beeker and Lela Emmaline Fulk Beeker passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Clemmons.

Her prized possessions were her daughters, Tamer Jane and Sherri Lynne. After losing her husband and the girls' father at a young age as a result of a plane crash, Kay began a career in real estate. She quickly rose to be a leading agent in town as she was determined to care and graciously raise her girls and give them everything thy could ever need. She successfully did it all; and through the process, she instilled her strength, determination, love, care and kindness to others into her girls. Today we see the same strong and joyful qualities in her four grandchildren: Emily, Ashley, Marshall and James. She deeply and most unselfishly loved her girls and her grandchildren. And most recently her great-grandchild, Laura "Scottie" Denny.

Along the way of her real estate career, she met the love of her life and who became the greatest father figure that her girls could have ever wished for, David Mack Deese, Jr. they married September of 1979. Their unparalleled love for each other brought her unbelievable joy and enriched her life and the life of her treasured girls. He always left her special little notes before he was out the door for work. One she cherished was "Darlin- See you in a little while-ILY DMD, Jr."

Dave and Kay each had a love of baseball and spent countless hours following the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Reggie Jackson was her favorite player.

Her grandchildren called her GG, for gorgeous grandmother and Dave Pop Pop. So much joy was exchanged during their many good times and adventures together. There was no greater love than the one they shared.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, David M. Deese, Jr. in 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Messick Beam (David), Lynne Messick Teeter (Jim DelRe); grandchildren, Emily Venturini (Billy), Ashley Denny (Scott), Marshall Gwyn (Olivia), James Teeter (Meghan); great-granddaughter, Scottie Denny; loving sister, Linda Stoker (Don); her nephews, Scott Stoker, Bradd Stoker (Erin); great nephew, Sam Stoker; great niece, Emmaline Stoker.

She is dearly loved and will be deeply missed, but her family knows peace in that she is in a better place, pain free, united with her Heavenly Father, her parents and her loving soulmate.

The family would like to most graciously thank the staff at Trinity Elms Memory Care, Health and Rehab for their unsurpassed skilled loving care and joy they brought to her the last eight months of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Harper Heights Residents at Trinity Elms, 7449 Fair Oaks Dr., Clemmons, NC 27012.

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Kay married John Frank Messick, son of James Edwin Messick and Rachel Smitherman Hurley, on 4 Aug 1956 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA.1 (John Frank Messick was born on 3 Jul 1934 in , Montgomery, NC,7 8 died on 10 Aug 1968 in Charleston, Kanawha, WV 7 8 and was buried in Winston-Salem: Forsyth Memorial Park, Forsyth, NC, USA 8.)

Kay next married David Mack Deese Jr. in Sep 1979.2 (David Mack Deese Jr. died in 2014 2.)


1, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011 (Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.), John Frank Messick and Kay Frances Beeker.

2 Salem Funeral and Cremation Services (Winston-Salem, NC) (, Obituary of Kay Beeker Deese.

3 The Heritage of Davidson County 1982 (Lexington, North Carolina : Genealogical Society of Davidson County, c1982, 794 p. ISBN 0894591827), Albert Erastus and Jennie Lou Beeker 154.

4 Find A Grave,

5 1940 United States Census, Preston L Beeker Winston-Salem NC.

6 "1950 United States Census," Preston L Beeker Winston-Salem NC.

7, West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, John Frank Messick, 10 Aug 1968; citing Kanawha, West Virginia, County Records, 12068, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,992,194.

8 Find A Grave,

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