Sidney ‘Sid’ Hamilton Beauman Jr.

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sid Beauman

Sid Beauman

Former Vicksburg South Ward Alderman Sidney “Sid” Hamilton Beauman Jr. passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 66.

Sid was born April 8, 1948, in Vicksburg to Sidney and Elsie (Jean) Beauman Sr. He was in the first graduating class of Warren Central High School in 1966. He also attended the University of Mississippi.

Sid married Laura Elizabeth Hair from Lake Providence, La. Together, they had three children who grew to become a fire captain/nurse, teacher, and worship pastor.

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Sid was a man who found success in everything he did due to his persistence and strong work ethic. He worked as a professional golfer, sales representative for both Izod and Coca-Cola Bottling, and served as the recreational director and later South Ward alderman for the city of Vicksburg.

Sid was said to be a man of honor and integrity who lived by high moral standards. He wouldn’t even drive the city vehicle home because he didn’t want to use gas on the tax-payers’ dime. He loved the city of Vicksburg and wanted to make it a better place for its residents and youth.

He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and watching the Ole Miss Rebels and New York Yankees. His favorite past time, however, was being a “Papaw” to his six grandchildren.

Sid battled cancer with multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy, and strength of heart with the will to live for over five years. Those who know him best may call him “Super Sid” after watching him overcome the many obstacles life placed in his way. His family is comforted in knowing that he is at peace in the arms of our loving God in Heaven, and will forever hold him in our hearts.

Sid was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Sr. and Elsie Jean; his only brother, William Michael “Mike” Sr.; and his nephew, William Michael “Baby Michael” Jr.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Laura; sons, Michael Ryan and Mitchell Spencer; daughter, Megan Victoria Bell; six grandchildren, Megan Cocilova, Jener Blaze Beauman, Avery Elizabeth Bell, Cooper Ryan Beauman, Bryce Allen Bell and Josie Claire Beauman; sisters, Patricia Kellum, Sylvia Brogdon, Jenny Muirhead and Clara Beauman; and nieces and nephews.

Prior to his passing, Sid honorably requested his body be given for medical research, and that request was granted by his family.

The public is invited to attend a memorial celebration of life in Sid’s honor will be 2 p.m. April 8, 2015, at Crossway Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg.

The Beauman Family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Martin Newcomb and his staff at The Cancer Center of Vicksburg and Dr. Vinod Anand and his staff at the Nose and Sinus Clinic in Jackson for the compassion and care given to Sid. He was treated not only as a patient but as a friend.

We could not have fought this battle against cancer without Crossway Church and the multitude of friends, family, and others who have supported and prayed for Sid and his family. We thank you with all our hearts and will be forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sid’s name to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.