Occupation – Lead Service Attendant at Amtrak
Beric was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He worked 25 years as a train attendant to which he was dedicated to. He also had many other dedications to his wife of 41 years and to his family. Beric was very active with his church community, he served in many positions and volunteered his time to the prison ministry. Beric’s faith was a tangible response to his spiritual beliefs.
Beric was born to Helen Dixon and James Ketchum (deceased) in which he was one of eight children. He leaves behind to mourn his death, his loving wife Dolores Ketchum. Four living siblings; Patricia Ketchum, Thomas (Barbara) Ketchum, Trense Ketchum, Verdez Ketchum and three siblings who preceded him in death; Elizabeth Ketchum, Barbara Harrison and Marilyn Frank. Beric leaves behind eight children: Yvette Phipps, Denise Perkins, Durant (Dominique) Freeman, Gregory Baker, Nataylia Ketchum, Verita (John) Freeman, Lavone (Antoine) Breeden, and Daa’iyah (Kevin) Ketchum Harvey. He also left behind a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
From your Loving Wife Dolores, “Beric, I couldn’t have asked for a better husband if he had been tailor made, you meant everything to me. You always treated me with dignity and respect. I will miss you greatly.”
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