Marla Rae Beckwith

Born: Sat., Aug. 31, 1957
Died: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: MT. Calvary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: MT. Calvary Baptist Church

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Marla Rae Beckwith, age 61 of Bowie, Maryland, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 16. 2018.

She was born on August 31, 1957, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to the late Bernice Walton-Mickens and Wilbert Nathanial Beckwith.

Marla was very proud to be a Uniontown Raiderette for Uniontown High School where she graduated in 1975.  Mar held various administrative positions in the Uniontown area, and she even ventured in the Florida area for a moment.  From 1981-2009, Marla worked as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), where she retired after 30 years.  Marla had a passion for gardening, and after a couple of months of being retired, decided to get a part-time job at Lowes Home Improvement, Bowie, Maryland, in the garden center where she worked until her demise.

Marla is survived by her Step-father, Charles Ronald Mickens, three brothers Timothy Beckwith and Chad Mickens of Clinton, Maryland.  Gregg Owens of Riverside California, Three sisters, Bobbie Jo Hickenbottom-Ellis (Willy), of Oxon Hill, Maryland, and Andre (Peaches) Hickenbottom of Leesburg, VA, and Selena Nicole Beckwith of Uniontown, PA Seven Aunts:  Sylvia Beckwith-Ramsey, Elizabeth Beckwith-Walton, Lois Fairfax and Arlene Tarpley of Uniontown, PA.   Thelma Walton-Sydnor of Lorain, OH; Delores Walton-Ramsey of Gary, IN and Janet Walton-Ward of Detroit, MI.  Nephew Anthony (Corrie) Brown, Jr., two great-nieces and a host of cousins and other relatives and two special friends:  Oliva Edward, New Carrolton, MD and Valinda Littlejohn, Bowie, MD.

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Patricia Hairston
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018

Gentle Sentiment was sent by Robin RH Bentley.

Marla, We Love You and We Will Miss You, From Mrs. Patty Hairston and Family, Robin, Tammy, Jerry and Heath

Patricia Hairston
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
One of my favorite memories is when Robin, Tammy and Marla were at my home and she asked me to comb her beautiful hair. We would all sit together and I would do Marla's hair and my daughters hair. I will miss your smile.

Robin Hairston Bentley
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
Marla and I were raised and played together as kids. She came to Miami,
FL to live with me for a little bit. I will miss her.

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