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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