Our beloved, Beverly Gaines Harrison, age 71, was called home peacefully Friday, November 25, 2022. Beverly was born September 7, 1951, in Stanly County, North Carolina; and was the daughter of the late Frank James Gaines and Mossie Mae Boyd. During her journey through life, Beverly resided in Norwood, North Carolina. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is no longer present in our homes, but her memory will forever live in our hearts.
Beverly was educated in the Stanly County public schools and was retired from the Stanly County Board of Education, Albemarle, North Carolina. A believer, Beverly was a member of Barringer Chapel Baptist Church, Norwood. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. In her leisure, she enjoyed watching softball games, old westerns, and true crime investigative reporting television shows. She also loved playing Solitaire. Most of all she loved family and enjoyed spending time with them.
She has finished her life’s journey and has joined her parents; grandchildren: Josiah and Dakara McLendon; seven siblings; and former husband, Cleveland Clay McLendon Sr., where the woes of the world are no more.
Left to cherish fond memories are her husband, James Thomas Harrison; children: Star Gaines, Cleveland McLendon Jr., Debbin McLendon, Jazmine Harrison, Malayne Martinez, Yvette Lee, James Harrison Jr., Mark Harrison, and Damien West; grandchildren she helped rear: Madeline Smith, Terence Smith Jr., and Davion Martinez; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings: Betty Harrison, Barbara Rush, Shonta Chambers, James Gaines (Gloria Jean), Douglas Gaines (Vanessa), Bill Brown (Pam), Sylvester Brown (Nancy), Stewart Boulware (Gwen), and Steve Boulware (Gwen); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Sleep peacefully dear Beverly. We loved you; God loved you best.
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