Brenda Mae Wiggins Beam, 69, a resident of Morgan City, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Ochsner North Shore in Slidell.
Brenda was born on February 3, 1952 in Morgan City, the daughter of Philip J. “Nookie” Wiggins and Agnes Gros Wiggins.
Brenda was the administrator of Lazer Claims Investigations for 30 years, working alongside her husband, Lester. She enjoyed fishing and watching her daily soap operas, with Days of Our Lives and the Bold and the Beautiful being her favorites. She loved sitting on the patio watching the humming birds and admiring her flower garden. She enjoyed a good puzzle or board game, and being a competitive person, Brenda would never let anyone win a game. Meme as she was known to her grandchildren, was always at her grandchildren’s events, supporting them in all that they did. If she was at a sporting event and the call didn’t go the way she thought it should, she had no problem with being a referee! Family was extremely important to Brenda and when family would come over to eat crabs and she gave out six crab knives, she better get six knives back, not five, or everyone was looking for the lost knife until it was found.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 49 years, Lester Beam of Morgan City; three daughters, Leslie Beam of Morgan City, Brandy Beam Smith and husband Ryan of Berwick, Kayla Beam of Morgan City; one son, Chris Beam and wife Lori of Springtown, Texas; eight grandchildren, Trevor Beam and fiancé Hannah, Hena Beam, Brett Smith, Baylee Smith, Kelsey Mikeska, Landon Mikeska, Tucker Beam and Amos Beam; three sisters, Yvonne Brown and husband Larry, Patricia Wiggins, Kathy Jenssen and husband Herbert; one brother, Philip A. Wiggins and wife Elaine.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Nookie and Agnes Gros Wiggins; her father and mother-in-law, Chester Houster Beam and Lois Oletta Sharp Beam.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Chris Beam, Trevor Beam, Brett Smith, Ryan Smith, Darren Brown, Shane McCoy and Kyle Beam.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home with Monsignor J. Douglas Courville officiating. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., at which time a rosary will be prayed. Following services, Brenda will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.