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Friday February 19th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday February 19th, 2021

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Lloyd Raymond Vess



Mr. Lloyd Raymond Vess, age 81, formally of Old Fort, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on the evening of Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.  The son of the late Eskimo and Estelle Patterson Vess, he was born in Old Fort, North Carolina on July 30, 1939.  Lloyd was also preceded in death by several siblings.


A member and deacon of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Old Fort, Lloyd had proudly served his community as a volunteer with the Crooked Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department for many years.  An avid coon hunter, he loved to plow gardens for his family and friends; and enjoyed holding a conversation.  Lloyd, having been the youngest of his siblings, has gone to join, not only his parents, but his brother and sisters. 


Left to cherish his precious memories, are two daughters, Rosa Downs and her husband, James and Andra Phillips and her husband, Kenneth; four grandchildren, Devin Reece, Britney Shepard, Dillion Reece and Danny Ray Brackett, Jr.; two great grandchildren, Azlynn Shepard and Mavrick Shepard; and numerous nieces and nephews. 


A celebration of Lloyd’s life will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Pastor Aaron Vess officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.





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Andra, Rosa and family,

We were sorry to learn of Lloyd's passing. First met him when he worked at Baker's gas station. Later in life, he assisted with babysitting for our kids and vice versa. Loved him very much. He was a good man. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort that only God can give.

Jim and Janet Conner McGinnis Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Uncle Lloyd was kind and would help anyboby..Love you ..

Jeanette Vess Revis Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Family,
So sorry for your loss. Lloyd was a cousin on the maternal side of the family. Fond memories of family reunions from years ago which he attended.
Susan Patterson Monroe

Susan Patterson Monroe Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

love you Daddy and always will fly high til we meet again. Love you always your daughter Rosa

rosa downs Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Uncle Lloyd was such a good man and the last of the Vess men. Praying for you girls.

Melissa Revis Gibbs

Melissa Revis Gibbs Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for you loss. Uncle Lloyd was precious.

Donna Vess Hensley Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss
Brian and Michelle Vess

Michelle Vess Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM