Celebrating the life of

Myrtie Lorraine DeLettre Beery

January 08, 1936 - August 30, 2021

Myrtie Lorraine DeLettre Beery

Myrtie Lorraine (DeLettre) Beery, age 85, died peacefully at home in Savannah, Georgia, surrounded by her husband, Eugene Beery and their two daughters, Laura and Donna.

Lorraine was born on January 8, 1936, in Savannah, Georgia. Later that year she won Savannah’s prettiest baby contest.

A devout Christian, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For most of her adult life she played piano and organ for Sunday church services. For many years she led the music program for the congregation’s Primary (age 3-12) children and was a teacher in the Young Women’s youth organization (age 13-18). All church roles were as a volunteer.

Lorraine is a 1954 graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong College (now Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus). She retired from Memorial Hospital (now Memorial Health University Hospital) in Savannah and was an avid gardener at her home.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Eugene P. Beery, Jr.; two daughters, Laura J. Beery Goldade (Larry) of Portland, Oregon, and Donna L. Beery Markward (James) of Savannah; sister-in-law Caroline I. Beery Hackle; seven beautiful grandchildren: Chancey Goldade (Starla Shae), Ansley Goldade Wilhem (Tyler), Madison Goldade, Brigdon Markward (Brooke Levy), Elise Markward (Alec Davey), Jacob Markward, and Avery Markward; three great-grandchildren: Sawyer Goldade, Griffen Wilhelm, and Nell Wilhelm; plus many nephews, nieces, cherished friends, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey F. DeLettre and Myrtle L. Daniel DeLettre, and her brother, Dewey F. DeLettre.

Her family extends a special “Thank you” to all who went the extra mile in caring for Lorraine, including Miss Edna, Hospice of Savannah, Comfort Keepers, and other nurses, plus family friends who helped to give her a peaceful passing to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The family looks forward to seeing family and friends for visitation on Friday, September 10, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Fox & Weeks. Fox & Weeks will have location and directions for a family-style open house 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. to include family and friends. Burial in Bonaventure Cemetery will be private.

Remembrances may be to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4849 Paulsen St Suite 103, Savannah, GA 31406.



Gene and girls, we are saddened by the loss of Aunt Lorraine. I pray you are comforted by many happy memories of her. Danny & Angela

- Angela & Danny DeLettre, Green Cove Springs, FL

I’m so sorry for loss. I know how much your mom meant to you. I pray all will be at peace.. love Beth

- Beth I Kennedy. And Stan kennedy, Lake Oswego, OR

Gene, Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Scrappy Jackson, Midway, Georgia

- Daniel "Scrappy" Jackson, Midway, GA

Dear Gene, Laura and Donna, so sorry to hear of the loss of precious Lorraine. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. So wonderful to be your neighbors for almost 40 years! Our prayers for all of you.

- Cam and Barbara King, Savannah, GA

Donna, Laura and Gene. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Lorraine. She was a sweet and lovely lady. Cherish her memories.

- Donna and Russell Crouch, Caldwell, Idaho

It’s with sad heart that I can only say to my life long Best friend we now can only reflect on the good old days and times we shared with our wonderful better halves. That our loving God brought to us.

- Don Goldberg, Saint Petersburg, ?fl

Dear Gene, Laura & Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of your family during our time in Savannah. May you feel peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father.

- Cathy & Ashley Joyner , Southern pines , NC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel