Mrs. Marie Lillian Cohen Beavis, 83, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 5, 1929 to the late Michael and Elizabeth Went Cohen in London, England.
Marie and her husband Arthur moved to Wilmington from London over seven years ago. Family was very important to her, especially when it came to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren but she was very happy to take care of anybody who crossed her path. She led a very simple life and yet experienced a wealth of travel and meeting many different people all over the world.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Michael Cohen.
Surviving Marie are her husband of 62 years, Arthur Ernest Beavis of the home; son, David A. Beavis and wife Susan of Wilmington; sister, Irene Curtis of London, England; four grandchildren, Lucy and Robin of London, England and Sarah and Ashley of Wilmington; and four great-grandchildren of London, England.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Jim Newkirk officiating. Any friends will be welcome afterwards at the home of Arthur Beavis.
The family wishes if you would like to send flowers, give them to someone you love and tell them why. If you wish to donate to a charity, give to the most local one you can find in your neighborhood. When you wish to remember Marie (Nannie), think of all that’s good in this world and her face will be in your mind.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099