Marie Louise Beam, 83, of Fayetteville, NC, passed into eternal life on November 7, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was met in heaven by her loving husband of 55 years, Kenneth Beam, her brother Marshall Stevens and her sister Mary Smith.\n\nShe is survived by her children Phil Marvais, JoAnn Christian (Tasso) and Kenneth Beam, Jr.; grandchildren, Christina Sidney (Kevin) and Elaina Christian; sisters-in-law Cheryl Poole and Beverly Jones (Mike).\n\nMarie was born January 1, 1939 to parents Ralph and Sadie Stevens. Although her early years were spent in Laurinburg, North Carolina, she moved to Fayetteville as a young adult where she met her husband, Nicholas Marvais, a U.S. Army service member, stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. They welcomed their first child, Phil, in August 1959. The military relocated the family to Europe where their second child, JoAnn, was born in Munich, Germany, in December 1960.\n\nAfter Marie's first marriage ended she was fortunate to find love again with Kenneth Beam, an officer in the U.S. Army. They married in 1967 and welcomed their son Kenneth Jr. in September 1971. Marie was a devoted wife and partner. The couple enjoyed traveling abroad throughout Ken's military career and were stationed in Seoul, Korea and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Stateside tours included Norfolk, VA, Letterkenny, PA, and their home base of Ft. Bragg, NC. Marie had an easy welcoming nature with an incredibly kind heart that allowed her to make lifelong friendships during their military experience. After Ken and Marie retired from the Army, Marie worked at Hamrick's in Fayetteville, NC, where she also established close friendships that would last for more than 30 years.\n\nMarie's thoughtful gestures of generosity had an impact on everyone's lives she touched. She would make a conscientious effort to brighten her loved one's day on a regular basis. Those who knew Marie recognized the most important element of her existence was her family. Her children and grandchildren were never far from her thoughts, as she was never far from theirs. They will readily admit she was one of the nicest and most caring people in the world. She was truly an angel here on earth. Her memory will forever be honored and her warm-hearted legacy will live on.\n\nA funeral service honoring Marie's life will take place at 1:00 pm on December 5, 2022 at Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory, 2226 Lillington Highway, Spring Lake, North Carolina. Burial will immediately follow the service at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, 8220 Bragg Blvd, Spring Lake, NC.\n\nFlowers can be sent to Adcock Funeral Home. If you would prefer to make a memorial contribution in honor of Marie, please consider the National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, or consider a memorial contribution to Soldier's Angels, 2895 NE Loop 410, suite 107 San Antonio, Texas 78218.