In Loving Memory

Melvina “Beatrice” Harris

March 5, 1936 - May 21, 2023


Melvina Shepard Harris “Beatrice”, age 87, a native of Mobile, AL and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023, with her loving family at her side.

Melvina was preceded in death by her mother, Irene (Benjamin) Peavy, son, Ronald Shepard, grandson, Nigrial Shepard Faust, great granddaughter, Tynesha Thames, and brother, Joseph McCoy.

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Constance (Bryant) Faust; son, James (Yolanda) Thomas; loving grandchildren, Philemon (Airanita) Faust, Latitiah (Craig) Coleman, all of Mobile, AL; Dehavline Faust of Daphne, AL, Alisha Shepard of Montgomery, AL, and Sharhonda Phelps of  Montgomery, AL; great-grandchildren, Ladarren, Tyler, Regan, Sherrita, Merquita, Douglas, Jaqueal, Tristan, Nydia, Nigrial, Nolan, Curtis, Bryant, Sydney, and Deandre; great-great grandchildren, Kylin, Kylen, Ashlyn, Skylyn, Raylyn, Kylie, Paisley, Clayton, Allie, Maci, and Carter; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 11AM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation before the service at 10AM.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Eric Ellis

    Bea was simply wonderful to all the grandkids of Jez Ellis. We were like her second children. We all had nicknames. She called me ‘fuzz’ for my fuzzy hair as a baby. Whenever we came over, she always had a hot meal ready for us. I can still taste her fried chicken! She left an indelible mark on my childhood and will be greatly missed!

  2. Amanda Odom Faust

    My sweet Granny Bea you will always be in our hearts.

    Gone but will never be forgotten.

    Mandy, Scooby, Nolan, Buddy, Nydia,Kylan and Mahzi ❤️


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