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November 29, 1942 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Thomas Joseph Beauford was born to Douglas and Eugenia Beauford on November 29, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia, PA. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving as an Administrative Specialist and a Champion Air Force Boxer for eight years.
In 1976, Thomas accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. This lead him to attend Manna Bible Institute in Philadelphia, PA. There he met and married Beverly Belinda Beauford in 1980. They were married for 42 years.
God opened many doors for Thomas in service of the Lord from 1976-2022. He was an Outreach Organizer at Broadway UM Church in Camden, NJ., Pastor at Solomon Wesley UM Church in Blackwood, NJ, Assistant Pastor at Golden Star Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA, Assistant Pastor at Houston Street Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, and Pastor of Living Word Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN from 1998-2022.
Thomas loved the Lord so much that he was willing to serve the Lord wherever God led him, not accepting pay or anything in return. Indeed, he was a man of God. God sent him to visit and pray for the sick at nursing homes and hospitals. Thomas also served at the Knox Area Rescue Ministries for about twenty years, preaching and teaching the Word of God.
Thomas held several jobs outside his ministries, such as Supervisor at many of his Laborer jobs, Cable Installer and Salesman.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents: Douglas and Eugenia Beauford; 5 brothers: Joseph Beauford, Philip Beauford, Douglas Beauford, Micheal Beauford, and Bernard Beauford; and one sister: Lucille Beauford.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memory; his wife: Beverly B Beauford of Knoxville, TN; his daughter: Yolanda M Beauford of Philadelphia, PA; 4 siblings: Juanita E Morgan of Philadelphia, PA, Mary Stephen, OSP of Baltimore, MD; Charles (Mary) Beauford of Raleigh, NC, and Jerome (Nieta) Beauford of Winston Salem, NC; three grandchildren, three great- grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.