Beverly Ann Nance died on Sunday evening, February 23, 2014. Beverly was born on August 16, 1954 in Ft. Myers, FL, to the parentage of Mildred R. Nance and the late Willie Nance. She grew up in Ft. Myers and was educated in the Broward County School System.
Beverly was preceded in death by her father, Willie Nance and a sister, Kathleen Nance.
Survivors include her six children, Curtis L. (Chay Y.) Hagins of Waycross, Rosalind C. Hagins, Otis M. (Kamesha Drake) Brinson, Jr., Lawrence R. Nance, Nathan C. (Myra Merced) Nance and Josephine Brinson, all of Baxley; 20 grandchildren: Tobias Hagins, DaShaun Miller, Curshara Hagins, Maya White, LeShawn Mobley, Khaelil Russell, Kamiya Ryals, Jody Hamilton, Omaree Brinson, MeShari Drake, Shakhia Nance, Lawrence Nance, Jr., Jakhia Powell, Kobe Jordan, Lawren Lewis, Londynn Nance, Camden Byrd and Nathan Nance, Jr.; mother, Mildred R. Nance of Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Tanya (Andrew) Thornton and Cassandra Allen, both of Jacksonville, FL; four brothers, Eugene Nance, Sr., Carlton Nance, Sr. and Nathaniel Singleton and Clarence (Sonia) Reeves, all of Ft. Myers; nine special friends, Otis M. Brinson, Jessica Coley, Tanya White, Elaine Harris, Tasha Mckenzie, all of Baxley; Jeanette Golden of Ft. Myers, Clarence Reeves, Sr. of Tampa, FL, Hazel Lewis of Waycross and Felecia Jenkins of Patterson. She is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Beverly will truly be missed and remembered by her family, friends, and all those who loved her.
Funeral services honoring the life of Beverly Nance were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1 from New Life Ministries with Elder Norris Williams, Sr., officiating. Eulogy was given by Bishop Alfred Butler. Interment followed in Baxley Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Wendell Singleton, Torrence Jones, Terrance Reynolds, Derrick Heller, Marcus Baker, Rochester Jones, Carl Curvin and Jhirmack Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers were Doctor of Compassionate Services, Dr. Tonya Fordham, nurses and staff.
Musical selections were by Tammy Richburg and the choir.