Mrs. Beverly B. Blaies
January 16, 1940 – April 2, 2021
Beverly Burton Blaies, known as “Mama” to her beloved grandchildren, passed away on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at the age of 81.
Beverly was known for her enormously kind heart, her ever-loving and unbreakable bond with her husband Terry Blaies, her vivacious spirit, and her love for her family and friends. Beverly loved to cook and bake, a skill she inherited from her mother, who could always cheer you up with a single bite. She also loved reading all sorts of literary genres, watching TV mysteries, and singing with her amazing husband. Beverly was truly a one-of-a-kind human soul who will be missed, but all her loved ones know that they have now gained the most beautiful and special guardian angel that any person could imagine.
Beverly Burton was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on January 16, 1940 to Guy Burton and Elizabeth Mae Burton (Skelly). As the youngest of five children, Beverly had her own mind. Beverly always cherished the time she had with her family as a young girl, especially the daily home-cooked meals her mother would put together. Beverly graduated from East Saint Louis High School in 1958. She held several jobs after high school, eventually making her way to neighboring Belleville, Illinois, where she worked as a hostess at Fisher’s Restaurant. That is where she met a handsome young bachelor named Terry Blaies, and the rest is history. They raised two sons, Gregory and Grant. Terry was a teacher, so the summers allowed for the family to travel. Beverly and Terry loved taking their children on road trips around the country in their station wagon to experience new adventures together. The wife of a barbershopper, many a late night and weekend were also spent at shows watching Terry’s quartet compete. Along the way Beverly and Terry developed many friendships that last to this day. Beverly was not only a loving wife and mother, but also an entrepreneur. She began working as beauty consultant with Vivian Woodard cosmetics, eventually opening up her own store in downtown Belleville that she would own and operate until their migration to Texas.
After graduating high school, Greg settled in Texas, attending college and law school at Baylor University. Grant soon followed Greg to Baylor after high school. Beverly and Terry moved down to North Texas after Greg and his wife, Kimberlee (Glenn) had their first child and Beverly’s first grandchild, Bailey. Beverly hated leaving Bailey after visits, so they decided to move to Texas to be closer to family. This turned out to be the greatest decision Beverly and Terry could have made, because just a few years later Greg and Kim had another child, Greyson. Grant married a few years later and he and his wife, Pamela (Taylor), had three children, Cameron, Regan, and Caden. Beverly was surrounded by the love of her five grandchildren who absolutely adored her. Beverly spent the remainder of her life enjoying the love and care of her husband, children, and grandchildren, and she never went a single day without knowing just how loved and cherished she truly was.
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents Guy and Elizabeth Burton, her brother Lynn Burton, and sisters Helen Ray and Burnell Yearian.
She is survived by her husband, Terry, her sons Gregory (Kimberlee) and Grant (Pamela), her grandchildren Bailey, Greyson, Cameron, Regan and Caden, and her brother Guy Burton (Betty). Beverly will be missed dearly, but anyone who knows her will always think of her and smile. That’ is who she was — pure joy. We will all cherish our memories with you, until we meet again sweet Mama.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at a date to be determined.
If you wish to send flowers in honor of Mrs. Blaies please contact Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or http://www.liliumflorals.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mrs. Beverly B. Blaies
April 13, 2021
To the Blaise family and my good friend Grant, my most sincere and deepest condolences to all of you! What a wonderful women Bev was to her family and friends. I remember Bev at all the neighborhood Christmas parties, halloween dress ups, sporting and school events, get togethers and some family vacations. Great times and memories for our families. Bev and Terry were great role models and very inspirational in their family as well as ours. I am sure Bev is in Heaven smiling down on us and she should be very proud of the legacy she has left for her family!
April 9, 2021
Aunt Beverly gave me some clothes for JR high when I had few. She sent me some baby items when I had my daughter in 1972. Both her and Uncle Terry hosted my wedding reception in their home in Belleville. Many loving memories of her.
I would like to make a donation in her honor to a favorite charity of her's. Please let me know of a charity.
April 4, 2021
I will always remember Beverly as being cheerful and positive, always smiling, and one of the most popular members of our high school class. I want to offer my condolences to Terry and the family for their loss, and to say that all of her old friends share your grief.