Lorene Martin Beam, 81, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Born in Iredell County on May 24, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Roby C. Martin and Emma J. Freeland Martin. In addition to her parents, she was apreceded in death by her earthly soulmate and husband of 48 years, Marvin Beam.

Lorene was a devoted wife; loving mother of four children; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of six; and friend.

She was a prayer warrior, a woman of great faith and counsel. Lorene cherished the Bible, reading it daily along with the local newspaper. She was an avid crossword puzzle worker. Although Lorene will be greatly missed, her life and home-going to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the loved ones that preceded her, that are in Heaven, is well celebrated.

Lorene was a supervisor in housekeeping at Iredell Memorial Hospital for many years, and she was a member of Northmont Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Mark S. Beam (Martha) of Statesville, Sherry L. Duke of Statesville, Paul D. Beam (Michelle) of Statesville and Kathryn Rader (John) of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a nephew who was like a son, Jesse Ireland.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 27, 2021 ,from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at Northmont Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Boger and Rev. Dr. Bob Dennis officiating Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lorene’s memory to St. Jude Children Hospital or Hospice of Iredell County.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Beam family.

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