Biography: Nathaniel Anthony Beasley, affectionately known as Bud or Lil Bud, was born in Washington Heights, New York City to
Nathaniel Beasley and the late Marian Breedlove on September 2, 1981. He graduated from Edward W. Stitt JHS and attended Washington Irving High School.
Bud was fun-loving and lived his life to the fullest. He was always the life of the party, and always had a smile on his face. He was a caring and generous person whose presence made people happy…when they weren’t ready to kill him for being so annoying. If you weren’t laughing at something he said or did, you certainly laughed with him whenever he was around. It is said that the measure of a man is not in what he did, but how he made people feel. By these standards, Bud was extraordinary. Mention his name to anyone who knew him, young or old, and not only will they have a story to tell about him, but it will be a story that tells of a unique bond that Bud had with each of them. Things they said to each other, running jokes that NEVER died, sports rivalries that he will still be included in, songs he always sang, sayings that he made up…oh, the sayings he made up…like, “Hurd Ya Mouf.” Bud departed this earth on February 6, 2020 at Isabella Geriatric Center, New York, New York after a lengthy battle to recover from a head injury. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marian Breedlove, his grandmother, Gladys Beasley, his uncle, Lloyd Beasley and his aunt Lorena Hutcheson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his girlfriend Lora Morton and their daughter: Jaquari Brown; his father, Nathaniel Beasley; his siblings: Lamont Beasley, Rasheen Beasley, Donesha Beasley and Deandre Beasley; his uncle: Clifton Beasley and aunts: Kim Beasley, Diane Buchanan and Joan Dubison; closest friend: Amp Jackson; as well as many, many other close relatives and friends.