Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

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Katelyn Joy Beardsley

May 15, 1994June 11, 2020
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Katelyn Joy Beardsley, age 26, passed away on June 11th, 2020 at her home in Winston-Salem, NC.

Katelyn was born in Greensboro, NC to Jim and Lawrie Beardsley. She went to school at Western Guilford High School where she was captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team and played clarinet in the Marching Band. She graduated with multiple honors from Clemson University with a B.S. in Nursing in 2016 and subsequently worked as a nurse in the Neuro-ICU at Duke Hospital. She was in graduate school in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

A constant encourager to others, Katelyn brought immense joy to everyone who knew her with her love of laughter, mastery of sarcasm and one-liners, and fierce loyalty. She was unapologetically authentic and could sit with you in your deepest sadness or laugh with you during your highest joys. Every gift Katelyn gave and every word she spoke was incredibly thoughtful and detailed, a continual reminder of how faithful she was as a daughter, sister, and friend. Her impact on others’ lives is greater than she will ever know. She loved running and making people laugh, but most of all, she loved Jesus. Because of her faith in Christ, we are assured that she is resting in the arms of her Savior for eternity.

Katelyn is survived by her mother and father, Lawrie and Jim Beardsley; sister Rachel Beardsley; sister and her spouse Natalie and Karle Stinehour; grandmother Wanda Sumner; four aunts and three uncles; and many cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Westover Church in Greensboro, NC at 11:00am June 27th.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following places in Katelyn’s honor: Two Cities Church in Winston Salem, Westover Church - Global Ministries in Greensboro, or the Katelyn Beardsley Memorial Fund, WFSOM Nurse Anesthesia Program, POB 571021, W-S, NC 27157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.


  • Jim and Lawrie Beardsley, Parents
  • Rachel Beardsley, Sister
  • Natalie and Karle Stinehour, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Wanda Sumner, Grandmother
  • Katelyn is also survived by four aunts, three uncles and many cousins.


  • Celebration of Remembrance

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


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David Sutton

July 5, 2020

To the Beardsley family,

I am so deeply sorry for your loss and have been praying for you all during this time. Katelyn was a joy to be around and had so much energy and passion for life. She will most certainly be missed and I know her impact on this world for good and for the Lord has not and will not go unnoticed.



Leigh (Anderson) Peek

July 3, 2020

Jim, Lawrie, Natalie, & Rachel,

I have rarely met a family that has left such a profound, lasting impact on me as yours has. Throughout my residency and time at Wake Forest, I was inspired by the strength of your faith, the closeness you shared, the warm hospitality you extended, and the strong family values you instilled. You are a family filled with joy, laughter, and hope... but the depth of your grief and the impact of your loss is unfathomable. I pray that the Lord will wrap you in a peace that passes all understanding and that when you feel like you can’t lift your arms another minute, that they will be upheld by the love and community that surrounds you.

Leigh & J.J.

Aaron Hales

June 30, 2020

Katelyn and I went to school together for a number of years. I always remember her as a kind and caring person, especially to those of us who may not have been as socially fluent yet in elementary/middle school. Always the looker, I had a crush on her for several years. I wonder if she knew. Condolences to the Beardsley family, it has been a long time but I wish you well.

Lynne goodwin

June 30, 2020

Katelyn, what a beautiful girl from a sweet family. She and Aaron enjoyed class at GA for many years. I remember her as a strong believer in Christ and very grounded in her faith. Always reaching higher and contributing to the cause of others. I’m thankful that we had her in our lives. Peace and love to the family during such a difficult time.

janis Hammett

June 27, 2020

Jim, Lawrie, Natalie, Rachel, Karle, Mrs. Sumner and family,
I worked with Jim at Baptist and knew him for decades before that. My husband and I attended the Celebration today and were blessed by what we heard and saw. To see so many present in less than optimal circumstances speaks volumes about Katelyn. I have never attended a service for someone I had never met and come away feeling I had experienced the essence of that person. May you find comfort in your love for each other, in Katelyn's continued Spirit among you and in knowing she truly made the world a better place. My prayers are with you as you learn to live without her physical presence, but in her ongoing strong and steady Light.

Dianne Catterall

June 27, 2020

My heart is full of love for you and your family during this difficult time. My prayers for peace are unceasing. Katelyn is loved beyond measure by her earthly family and her heavenly family. Know my spirit is with each of you, with much love.

Jordan Nicklos

June 23, 2020

Morning Mr. and Ms. Beardsley,

This news saddens me deeply even though I knew your daughter for only one week on a 2016 Dominican Republic mission trip. We were running partners and friends and I enjoyed every second being around her. We were so different but that's what make the friendship enjoyable. It breaks my heart to see her go but her original personality will be remembered. She was incredibly honest and it was so easy to connect with her. It is always too soon to see a loved one pass away but you will be with her in heaven one day. While the pain and sadness is overwhelming at this time, just remember the amount of joy she brought you in this life.


Jordan Nicklos

Linda Stone

June 21, 2020

On behalf of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists, I want to express our deepest sympathies. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.
Linda Stone- NCANA President

Jim Suggs

June 20, 2020

Jim and Lawrie, Our God knows exactly where you are. Your Father's comforting love is like a warm coat on a cold wet day. It surpasses understanding. We honor His perfect love when we trust that what we need to know will be revealed. May the Prince of Peace be with you.

rana mohamed

June 19, 2020

Beardsley Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always cherish all the fun moments I had in your household in middle school with Katelyn and your whole family. Katelyn was my first friend I made in 6th grade when I moved to North Carolina and I will always be grateful to her for that. Prayers for your whole family.
-Rana Mohamed