Shirley L. Beasley

23 July, 193918 May, 2022
Shirley Ann Leonhardt Beasley, 82, passed away May 18, 2022 at Carolina Caring in Newton. Born July 23, 1939 in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvanus Phillip Franklin Leonhardt and Virginia Elora White Leonhardt. An active member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church where she was involved with the Fallen Hero Ministry, she retired from Old Hickory Tannery. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Alfred Beasley, whom she married October 15, 1961; and sister, Margie Saine. Shirley is survived by sons, Steve and Wendy Beasley of Conover, Mike and Cindy Beasley of Hickory and Phillip and Lisa Beasley of Hawaii; brother, Reed Leonhardt of Granite Falls; grandchildren, Stacy Kijesky and husband, Rean, Clay Kincaid, Christian Beasley and wife Mollie, Blake Beasley, Shirley Ann Beasley, Larisa Bruggeman, Aiden Bruggeman and Nicholas Bruggeman; great-grandchildren, Luke Kijesky, Adam Kijesky, Isla Kijesky and Baby Boy Beasley, on the way. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Sturm officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Fallen Hero Ministry, c/o Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, 3702 16th Street, NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the Beasley family at

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