Cearmease Linda Bey

May 19, 1949August 7, 2018

Cearmease Linda Rucker Bey was born on May 19, 1949. She was the first daughter of eight siblings. She graduated from Emerson High School in 1967 and continued her education at Indiana University. There, she received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology and African American Studies. She graduated from Indiana University in 1972. She married the Love of her life, Shallie M Bey Jr on February 16, 1972 and in later years had three beautiful children. Cearmease was a devout Christian, she loved to sing, and she was the most passionate about her family. She successfully owned and operated a house keeping company for over thirty years. Through her thriving business of service, she took pride in offering mentorship and employment to many in her community.

Cearmease is preceded in death by her parents (The Late Rev. James Andrew Rucker and Frances Jeanette Rucker), her brothers (Rudolph, Houston, Sidney, David, and James Rucker), Nephews (Michael Speight, Philip Rucker), paternal and maternal Aunts and Uncles. Cearmease leaves in her passing her husband (Shallie M Bey Jr), her children (Jarrett Bey, Andrea Bey, Laelani Bey Metcalf and their spouses), her sisters (Brenda Diane Speight-Taylor, Janice Sue Culver), her Aunt Mary Rucker, her Cousin (Judge Robert D Rucker Jr.) and her close and beloved cousin Myrna Paige.

We celebrate her life!


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Cearmease Linda Bey

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Marcella and Michael Ruffin

August 12, 2018

Shallie, you and the family are in our prayers. Sweet memories, and hours of telephone calls and just hearing her voice...She will be sadly missed.
Cearamese, my friend will be in my thoughts and heart forever.

Marcella Ruffin

Thelma Wyatt

August 10, 2018

May Gid give you comfort and peace during this time of loss. The many wonderful memories that you have of Linda will always keep her close to your heart. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Until you meet her again. Send love to you all!

Mary Bencie

August 9, 2018

Cearmease was such a lovely lady and high school classmate with a kind and beautiful heart. Our Lord has a very special angel at His side. May God be with Shallie and all her loved ones during this time of sadness.

Mary and John Bencie