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March 26, 1937 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Earl "Mitch" McBeath was born March 26, 1937 to Milton and Jessie McBeath in Carthage, Mississippi.
He has lived in the Moss Point community for over 50 years. Earl was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was employed with Ingalls shipbuilding for over 32 years as a Shipfitter and retired in 1998. Earl attended Jackson State University where he was member of the basketball team.
Earl loved fishing and was a member of the Moss Point Bass Club. He was also a big fan of football and basketball sticking by the same teams for many years; The Boston Celtics and Dallas Cowboys. Earl was an active member of the Masonic Order Pride of Pascagoula for over 40 ears. He loved church! He never missed a Sunday morning when he was able to physically attend and recently ensured his family tuned into YouTube to hear "Hawkins" as he affectionally called his Pastor. Earl was a faithful and dedicated member of Union Baptist Church until his health began to fail.
He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Betty McBeath, his parents Milton and Jessie McBeath, mother and father-in-law Jessie and Ezell Luckett, Brothers; Ollie Ray and Ollie Jay McBeath, sister, Betty Ruth Ferrell, sister-in laws, Cora Earnest, Gloria Daniels and Hattie McBeath; Brothers in law, Hershel "Pete" Earnest Sr., and Jerome Keeton.
He is survived by his loving and devoted children, Shunda Williams, Moss Point, Tracie Fairley Ocean Springs, Eric (Yolanda) McBeath, Elmer Viverette Tampa. Grandchildren: Triah, Erica, Kamilah, Kennidee, Latoria, Kalissa, MaKala, Dorris and Patrick. Devoted and loving sister-in-law Rosie Mosley, Devoted and loving nephew Vincent (Doreen) McBeath. Devoted caregivers, Samantha Battles, Wendy Whitley and Alberta Jones, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
There will be a viewing period for Mr. McBeath Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church, 1509 Dupont Avenue, Pascagoula MS, with the funeral following at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the church.
Interment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery in