On January 5th, 2019, surrounded by close family, Pastor Mondell Beck, Jr. entered into eternal peace after being a faithful servant in the church as a deacon and pastor the majority of his adulthood. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, and “the best father and GRANDFATHER his children could ever have”, loving and caring; forever cherished.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 638 E. Sabine St., Carthage, TX. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 501 Tatum St., Carthage, TX. Arrangements by Allen Dave Funeral Home of Carthage.
Mondell was born on August 28, 1948 to Mondee Beck and Juanita James. He was the oldest of seven children. Mondell was united in holy matrimony to Deborah Ann Reeden in 1975; together they raised their three children and two adopted children.
Mondell Beck was a deacon at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church for several years where he was also baptized. Mondell later became the pastor of Chapel Springs Baptist Church in Beckville, Texas. Mondell attended Carthage school system and Turner High School. He attended Job Corp in his early adulthood where he learned to be a welder by trade for more than 40 years. He was a welder for Fluor Daniel for majority of his career.
Pastor Beck left an undeniable mark upon the hearts of many especially thru his love of God. He will be remembered for his preaching and commitment to teaching the word of God and His son Jesus Christ. Mondell had a passion for fishing and travel. He was a dedicated hard worker. His humor was unique and he had a zest for telling it “like it is”. Through many trials and tribulations Mondell never lost his compassion and love for people. He never judged, only accepted life as it was. His greatest pride and joy was his family.
Mondell was preceded in death by his parents, Mondee and Juanita Beck; One Daughter, Georgana Beck-Costen (Richard); One Sister, Shirley Wilson (Kenneth); Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Acefus “AC” Wallace and Frances Wallace; and Brother-in-law Michiel Wallace (Annette). He leaves to cherish his memory: Wife, Deborah Beck of Longview, TX; One Daughter, Dr. Stacy Trammell (Danny) of Glenn Dale, MD; One Son, Mondell Beck III (Tasha) of Carthage, TX; Three Sisters, Ruby Blackshire (late Charles), Diana McClendon (Karl), and Carolyn Davis (Timothy) all of Carthage, TX; Three Brothers, Carl Beck, and Eddie Beck all of Carthage, TX; Brother-in-laws and Sister-in-laws; AC Wallace Jr. (Margaret), Darryl Wallace (Karen), Rejeana Horton (Kenneth), Dale Wallace (Donna) of Longview, TX; Patricia Brown (Kyle) of Lewisville, TX and Susie Smith (Keith) of Houston, TX. Nine Grandchildren, Zavyr Trammell, Zada Trammell, Mondell Beck IV, Kiland Beck, Dayquan Woodard, Ilayah Woodard, D’Auburnay Tatum, Da’quives Laroi Beck, Ezekiel Costen; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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