Geraldine "Dean" Beaver

October 20, 1945April 22, 2021
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Mrs. Geraldine “Dean” Beaver, age 75 of China Grove, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born October 20, 1945 in Mecklenburg County, Dean was the daughter of the late Cameron and Lucille Barnette. In addition to her parents, her twin brothers, Lewis (T-Bone) Barnette and Luther (Fat) Barnette and sister, Evelyn Erwin all preceded her in death. Dean was a member of Jackson Park Baptist Church.

After attending North Mecklenburg High School, Dean work in cotton textiles and then later in her career she worked in retail. In earlier years, Dean loved to work in her yard and tend to her flowers. She was an avid sports fan, especially baseball pulling for her beloved New York Yankees. She loved attending any sporting events that involved her grandchildren – she was always there to support them and cheer them on. Family was her life; she adored her children and grandchildren and loved spending all her time with and around them no matter what the circumstances. She was also close to her husband’s family – the Beaver Family, as they were like her own family. She LOVED her family most of all.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 58 years, Roy Beaver of the home. She also leaves behind her daughters Marsha Martin (Doug) and Sandy King (Eric), along with her precious grandchildren, Josh and Caleb Martin, Logan, Noah and Riley King and great-grandchild Aurora Martin. Also surviving Dean are her sister, Joyce Mayhew (Grady) and brothers, B.A. Barnette (Betty) and Tom Barnette (Janie); sisters in-law Helen Barnette and Ethel Barnette, brother in-law, Franklin Erwin and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.

Visitation for Dean will be on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 2:00pm officiated by Pastor Gene Beaver and Pastor Joe Harding, Jr. Committal Service at Carolina Memorial Park in Concord will immediately after at 3:00pm. The family has requested you kindly remember Dean with memorials in her honor to NOVANT Health Hospice, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144. Online condolences may be left for the family at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Beaver.


  • NOVANT Health Hospice


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Sunday, April 25, 2021


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Marsha Martin

April 30, 2021

Mom, you were such a wonderful mother! You were always my rock, you were the first to share joys with and sorrows/disappointments. I could talk to you about anything. I miss you more than words can describe. I would love to have you back but that's just selfish on my part, I wouldn't want you to suffer. I am glad that you're are no longer struggling for breath.
I hope that I am just as good of a mother as you were to me, just as good a friend as you were. It's hard to measure up when you have had the very best mom. May God give us all peace and comfort. Please know that I love you to the ends of the earth and back again. I will see you again my mom, save a seat for me please.


Belinda Miller

April 26, 2021

We at Lincare-Charlotte, are so sad to hear of Mrs Beaver’s passing. It was a joy to meet and serve your sweet family. You are all in our prayers!

With deepest sorrow,
Belinda Miller, HCS, RT
& Staff of Lincare

Wanda Young

April 24, 2021

We love you all and Dean will be greatly missed. We are praying for your entire family. Love, Wanda, Lenora and Courtney

Lu Ann Baxter

April 22, 2021

I don’t remember a time in my life without Aunt Dean. We always knew we could count on each other. When Poppy was dying, Dean and I was together with him at Hospice House. I was so thankful I got to spend that time with her. Dean was strong and sassy, but loving and caring when it came to her family. Dean, I will always love you. Rest In Peace in the sweet arms of Jesus.

Janie & Tom Barnette

April 22, 2021

Going to Gary's BBQ will never be the same. It's what we did when we went to see Dean & Roy. What fun times we had. Her laughter was infectious. We will surely miss her. To Marsha, Sandy & Roy, you have our deepest sympathy. Hold onto those precious memories. Love, hugs & prayers.

Howard Barkley

April 22, 2021

There was only a year between us so we grew up constantly picking at each other. One thing I remember about my dear cousin was she always tried to convince me that I was older than she was. Every time we got together she kept telling that I was older. She had me convinced that I was older until I visited her in the hospital. The nurse came in to take vital signs and asked Dean her name and birthday. She gave her name and her birthday which proved she was older. Dean got mad at the nurse (picking of course) and told the nurse that she should have asked me to leave while she took her vitals. The nurse's reply was that she had only taken her blood pressure and temperature

Lori Fassnacht

April 22, 2021

I'm blessed to have such great memories of my Aunt Dean! She was kind, gracious, loving and so much fun to be around!! She will be forever missed. My heart aches for her loved ones left behind. My prayers of peace are with you all during this difficult time.

Robert Carter

April 22, 2021

My condolences to Roy and family, prayers to you in your time of sorrow.

C & E Gun Shows Staff

April 22, 2021

All of the staff here at C & E Gun Shows would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Mrs. Beaver. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Denise Aldridge

April 22, 2021

Marsha and family...I'm so sorry to hear this. She was a sweet lady! Prayers for all of you.