Beecher H. Eller Jr,

October 1, 1953 - July 1, 2023

10/01/1953 - 07/01/2023

Beecher H. Eller Jr, lovingly known as Junior, went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2023, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born on October 1, 1953, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Junior lived a remarkable life filled with passion and joy, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Throughout his career, Junior displayed unwavering dedication as the assistant shift leader in the maintenance department for Lynnhaven Mall, where he served for over 20 years. His commitment to his work earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.

In his spare time, Junior found solace and delight in simple pleasures. He enjoyed riding his bike, connecting with movies that transported him to different worlds, and discovering new culinary delights at various restaurants. With a vibrant spirit, he treasured everything related to dogs and often took long walks, embracing the company of his loyal four-legged friends.

Junior’s warm and compassionate nature extended to his family and friends, who meant the world to him. He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Beecher H. Eller Sr. Left to cherish his memory are his loving mother, Rita Eller; surviving sisters, Sheila Maher, Elaine M. Phillips, and Brenda Eller Fitiles; along with many other extended family members and countless friends who were fortunate enough to experience his kindheartedness firsthand.

The services to honor Junior’s life include a ceremony that will take place at a location deeply meaningful to him. It will be held on a specified date and time that will be shared with his dear ones in due course.

During this time of mourning, let us remember the light that Junior brought into our lives. While he may no longer be physically present, his spirit will continue to shine through the memories we shared together. May we find solace in the inspiration he offered and carry it with us, ensuring that his legacy lives on.

Rest in peace, Junior. You will forever be treasured in our hearts.

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Beecher's sister Sheila
9 months ago

My big brother was a sweet loving person with a great memory. We were very close and got along nicely. He would greet me with “Hi sis” or “Hi little sister, how are you doing?” With his bright eyes and wonderful smile. Later, life happened on both sides and we were not able to spend the time we wanted together. Later I guess it was meant to be with surgery and then an accident and surgery, then his illness that brought us together. For approximately four months we were together all the time. We remembered events from almost 58 years ago. Jr was still gentle, cheerful, friendly, and good natured.
Whether at work or in the hospital, everyone liked Jr. We talked and laughed for so many hours, he was still sensitive to the feelings of others, had a gentle soul, and a pure heart.
We loved each other unconditionally! When we were strong enough, we would get our walkers and go on walks, have talks, and lots of laughter. Jr. would protect me and I would protect him if one would lose their balance. Some staff members said that was just pure love us walking together. We both looked at each other and agreed with smiles.
Sometimes just showing up and being there to provide comfort and support says “I love you.” I have so many pictures of the moments we shared. Two days before his passing I was sitting on his bed and a staff member asked how we are doing. All of a sudden, I felt my brother rubbing my back, I was so surprised. I was laughing and turned to Jr. saying that felt so good and he just smiled his wonderful smile with those dimples. He rubbed my back again with that beautiful smile. My heart was bursting with so much love. I think that was Jr.’s going away gift to me from him.
I am forever grateful for having Jr. in my life! I miss and love him so much. I know Jr. is in heaven with Dad and so many family members that love him.

Curtis Phillips
9 months ago

I miss you and love you so much Uncle Jr. As I grew up, I admired so much about you as a man and person. I admired your work ethic, your abilities to overcome obstacles in life, and how genuine of a person you are. You were my uncle but I thought of you as a an older brother that I looked up to and learned from. I love you, miss you, and feel privileged to of had a person like you in my life.