John Lawrence Beckham

February 23, 2011 • Obituaries

John Lawrence Beckham, aka Papa John/ Brother John, will be greatly missed as he went home to be with his Lord and Savior Feb. 20, 2011, at age 89. He lived a full joyful life with his wife Wanda Pauline Whitehead, who preceded him to life in Heaven 12 years ago. John and Pauline moved to Roswell in 1943 where they spent the majority of their lives, and where four of their six children were born. Family and friends were always welcomed in their home.

If you live in a bricked home in Roswell, there is a great chance that the brick work was done by his hand “one brick at a time” with patience and pride in his work. He volunteered many hours of “one brick at a time” to Roswell Baptist Temple and Tabernacle Baptist Church as well as churches in El Paso, Login to read more

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