Kira Beene, 49 of Tecumseh, died Jan. 3

Kira Beene, 49, of Tecumseh, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 26, 1971, to Bernard Beck II and Myrna (Reno) Beck in Milton, Florida.

Kira grew up in Savannah and Pembroke, Georgia. In high school she ran marathons. She graduated from Bryan County High School in 1989 and she was the first in her family to graduate from high school. Kira moved to Tecumseh about 20 years ago where she has lived since.

She married Leonard Lee Beene on Nov. 13, 1999, in Tecumseh.

Kira was a substitute teacher for Tecumseh Public Schools.

She was an active member of Sharon Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery and helped with youth group activities. Kira loved to go camping, swimming, boating, 4 wheeling, music and kids. She was good with electronics and was an avid Band mom for Heather. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

She was preceded in death parents, Michael and Myrna Beck; and all of her grandparents.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Leonard Beene of the home; daughter, Heather Beene; son, William Bazemore; three grandchildren, Waylon James Wright, Paisley Grace Wright, and Everlyn Claire Wright; her mother, Deborah Jean Freeman; two sisters, Pamela Sanceda and Bonnie Williams; two brothers, Bernard Michael Beck III and Kenneth William Beck and wife Nicki; seven nephews, Jimmy Ray Lanier Jr. and wife Jessica, Benjamin Michael Lanier, Coby Beck, Liam Beck, Owen Beck and Richard and Antonio; three nieces, Catie Malone, Elora and Samantha; two great-nieces, Breelyn Malone and Gabriella Lanier; two great-nephews, Bryton Malone and Lucas Lanier; and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, and continue through service time.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Tribbey Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Kira‘s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.

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Posted online on January 06, 2021