Beatrice (Bea) Rogers Beasley

April 20, 1921 - July 19, 2013
Beatrice (Bea) Rogers Beasley

A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Bea was the first born of Jack and Ruth Rogers. She graduated from New Hanover High School, Class of 1938. She married Bill Beasley on February 7, 1942.

She is survived by her children Pat Abbott and husband, Shannon; Kay Evans; Ada Atkinson and husband, Andy; and Billy Beasley and wife, Julie. Her grandchildren are Kathy Evans Blackley (Frank), Kelli Abbott Beck (Chris), Neely Atkinson Poelling (Tom), Paul Atkinson (Kelly), and Micah Beasley. Her great grandchildren are August, Noble, and Asher Beck, Eleni and Lindsey Blackley, Carter Poelling, and Reeves Atkinson.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, sisters Texie Hines and Ruth Burnett, brother Jack (Buddy) Rogers, son-in-law Donald (Buddy) Evans, and granddaughter Jennifer Abbott.

Bea was a woman of great faith and believed very strongly in the power of prayer. She taught her children, grandchildren, and others the importance of prayer. She lived a ripe and beautiful life touching many through her gentle spirit and great sense of optimism. Never one to “rush ahead,” she was an example of living each day to its fullest.

Prior to declining health, Bea was an active member of Oleander United Methodist Church where a memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Oleander United Methodist Church 5810 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91

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  • July 21, 2013
    Marie & Carl Watkins says:
    May you find comfort in your Faith, Family and Friends. Our Sympathies.

  • July 26, 2013
    Everett Ward says:
    Keeping you in heart and mind. What a fellowship, what a joy divine. Leaning on the everlasting arms What a Blessedness, what a peace is mine. Leaning on the everlasting arms. What have I to dread, what have I to fear. I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

  • July 25, 2013
    Sara and Danny Henderson says:
    Pat, Shannon,Kelli, Chris, Kay, Kathy, Frank, Ada, Andy, Billy, Julie, Neely,Tom, Paul ,Kelly, Micah and all your precious families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as we fondly remember your beloved. She was an extra special "Queen Bea". Take comfort in knowing she is safely in the arms of her Lord, surrounded with unending hugs and kisses from those so loved and missed: her precious ....Bill, mom and dad, Texie, Ruth, two "Buddy's", sweet Jennifer and many faithful friends. God bless you all, Sara and Danny Henderson and family

  • July 23, 2013
    Dottie Gore says:
    Pat,Kay,Ada,Billy and all: Your Mother was a one of the happiest people I have ever known, she found humor in everything even when she was scolding us for some crazy thing we (I) had done. When I think of my childhood, she certainly has a big place in my memories. My prayers are with you all at this time. Please take comfort in the fact that she is thought of fondly and with a smile. Dottie Newber Gore

  • July 25, 2013
    Danyce Dicks says:
    I remember Ms. Bea's sweet smile and loving spirit at the Cooperative Extension working with the Extension Homemakers. The warm and sweet memories will forever be with us. Rest assured she is at peace with our Heavenly Father. God is carrying each of you in His loving and comforting arms. Sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with each of you. L. Danyce Dicks NHC Cooperative Extension