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Joseph Beverly

July 6, 1946 - December 22, 2018

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Joseph “Joe” Beverly, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was the husband of 42 years to Mary Franklin Beverly. He was born July26, 1946 to Henry Beverly and Mamie Banks Beverly.  

In addition to his parents Joe was preceded in death by his son, Tony Jones; brothers Henry Beverly, Thomas Banks; and sisters, Lucille Beverly, Mamie Beverly and Betty Carter. 

Besides his wife Joe leaves to mourn his death his devoted children,  Neisy Jones of Lynchburg, Va., Rudy Jones (Elayne) of Roanoke, Va., Paddy Jones (Gloria) of Washington, D.C.,; six grandchildren, Diondra Jones, Jarriett ”Jay” Kiser, James “Jay” Jones, Jonathan Jones, Jade Lane, and Elyse McFalls;  two great-grandchildren, Noah Jones and Ja’onna Jones; one brother, David Beverly of Amherst;  three sisters, Margeret Beverly of Massachusetts, Maxine Harris of Ohio, and Hattie Crews of Lynchburg; two devoted brothers-in-law, Gorden Franklin and Price Franklin;  sisters-in-law, Fannie Groom and Diane Beverly; a very devoted former daughter-in-law, Dionne Warrick Jones; nieces, Kathy Henderson and her son Ron, Jr., also Alanea Beverly and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and other family and friends. 

Joe was a very hard working man who spent some time being self-employed and 26 years with VDOT. He was known in the community as one that loved gardening and raising farm animals over the years he has had rabbits, goats and cows. He enjoyed having his grandchildren and other children to come visit and showing them his animals and taking them for rides through his fields. Joe was also known for helping those in his neighborhood who were in need, just recently he helped several of his neighbors push their driveways after a recent snow storm. Everyone in the community knew Joe as a caring and dependable person he will be truly missed by all. 

Joe was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on February 6, 1977, and remained a faithful servant for many years. Just like in his neighborhood, Joe was known in the congregation as one who did whatever he could to help anyone in need. He also had a willing spirit and would help out wherever he was needed in the congregation, even when he was not asked he would do what needed to be done. Even the young children in the congregation would look for Joe after the meeting for candy he would share with them. Joe also enjoyed spending time in his door to door ministry work. He knew many of the people he talked to and love telling them about God’s kingdom. 

Joe knew no stranger he talked to everyone he met and even strangers quickly realized he was a caring, gentle kind man. All in the community and the congregation truly loved Joe and will miss his kind and caring spirit. 

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday December 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service in the Franklin Family Cemetery, 1348 Buffalo Springs Turnpike, Amherst, VA 24521. Winthrop Holmes will be conducting the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. 

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