Joseph Carl Beaman, Sr. was born October 7, 1941, and transitioned May 22, 2019. He was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey to James and Corrine Beaman Bentley. Joseph attended the Atlantic City public schools and started his professional career in law enforcement in 1964, with the Atlantic City Police Department where he would protect and serve. As the years progressed, he was promoted to Detective in the Juvenile Division. Joseph also worked with the Greenidge Funeral Home in Atlantic City for more than fifty years. In 1973, Joseph later began his career with the Atlantic City Board of Education. He worked first as a sixth grade teacher for one year. He then became a math teacher for twenty years at Chelsea Junior High School. It was this start in teaching mathematics that would change young people’s lives forever. His students were not only taught by one of the best classroom teachers, but he was a great mentor who gave so many the outlook to positively change the course of their lives. In 1993, Joseph was promoted from the classroom to the Administration Building for the Board of Education. There he became the Coordinator of the Title One Programs. In this role he was responsible for many programs including: the parent centers; before and after school mentoring; Saturday School; Summer School and the Accelerated Reader Programs are just a few to name. On July 1, 2016, he retired from the Atlantic City schools after forty-three years of service.
Joe was a member of Atlantic City's Saint James A.M.E. Church for many years. Upon moving to Sicklerville, he became a member of CCU Missionary Baptist Church for eleven years. Joe has now been a member of the church he loved, St. Matthew’s Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He has served faithfully as a Deacon under the tutelage of Pastor Dr. Raymond M. Gordon Sr., whom he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by: his grandmother, Corrine Cora Sawyer; mother, Corrine Beaman Bentley and sister Deborah Bentley.
Joseph Beaman, Sr. leaves to cherish many fond memories: his loving wife, Gail Beaman, of Williamstown, NJ; children: Joseph Beaman, Jr. of Pleasantville, NJ, Trista Beaman and her husband, Caurice, Todd and Tramar Beaman all of Williamstown, NJ; six grandchildren: Joe Beaman III of Atlantic City, Evelyn Jackson of Pleasantville, Treiana Green and her husband, Matthew, Travon and Triniti Camper, Tramar Beaman, Jr., and one future great-granddaughter, Nova Ardyn Green all of Williamstown, NJ; four sisters: Sheila Ward of Atlantic City, Juandella Briggs, Bernetta King, and Jacqueline Bentley all of Philadelphia, brother: Samuel Bernard Bentley, of Philadelphia; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Edna and Bernard Todd of Pleasantville; six god-children: Drs. Scott & Hope Gallagher, Mark & Hope Gallagher, Sakeenah Davis and Vaughn Price; and many nieces, nephews and host of other family and friends; including his best friend and Brother- in- Christ, Mark Floyd
Visitation will be 3PM to 6PM, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Greenidge Funeral Home, 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City.
Funeral services will be 10AM, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Saint Matthews Baptist Church, 245 Glassboro Road, Williamstown, where friends may call from 9AM.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.