Wesley received his wings on Thursday, July 23, 2020 and moved to heaven after several battles with cancer. On September 21, 1950 he was the first born to Juliet Beauchamp. Wesley was a graduate of Mackenzie High School in Detroit, MI where he played the saxophone in the band.
In 1979 Wes met the love of his life, Gwendolyn Reed, and to that union a daughter was born and completed their blended family. Gwen & Wes shared a life filled with love and joy for 40 years. Wes’ children and grandchildren were the highlights and focus of his life.
Wes accepted Christ in 1998 at an evening service where his grandson was being dedicated. After relocating to Illinois, he discovered and partnered with Restoration Christian Church in Shorewood, IL.
Wesley retired from BASF Corporation in 2007 after 30 years of service. The Lord gave Wesley a heart for service answering God’s calling as he served Restoration Christian Church as an usher, sound man and security. He was committed to his areas of service and refused to miss being present.
Wes was a meticulous dresser, absolutely loved jazz, enjoyed watching Westerns, Kung-Fu movies and crime shows. Everyone knew that he was a diehard University of Michigan, Pistons and Lions fan. He was an avid golfer, jewelry designer and maker. His grandchildren knew exactly where to find his candy stash and would eat it all before he could.
Though his departure has left a huge void in our hearts, he leaves an undeniable imprint on our lives and all those who crossed his path.
Wes leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Gwendolyn Whorton, daughters, Taniesha Whorton and Chellse Whorton, son, Terrance Reed (Tracey), his sister, Phyllis Taylor and brother through friendship, Dale Averitte (Kathy). Grandson, Tyler Logan, and granddaughters, Riley Reed, Sydney Whorton and Syniah Whorton. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Wesley was proceeded in death by his mother, Juliette Beauchamp.
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