Grace Lavera Beasley

December 3, 1927June 1, 2019

Grace Lavera Beasley, 91, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Grace was born in Copiah County, MS to the late Ike and Joella McDavitt. She enjoyed shopping, traveling and her poodle, Katie and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Grace is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Beasley; daughters, Gayle Parker and Carol Beasley; siblings, Mildred Gayle, Johnny McDavitt and Mittie Jo Skaggs. She is survived by grandchildren, Shawn Torrence (Dr. Kristen Bevill) and Rhonda (Jimmy) Youngblood; great grandchildren, Ryan Grace Bevill, Hailey Youngblood and Justin Youngblood; nieces, Debbie Upton, Doris Bridges and numerous other nieces and nephews; friends, Linda Moore and Liz Layton.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


Grace Lavera Beasley

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Shawn Torrence

June 5, 2019

From my earliest memories she was so wonderful to me. She is really the strongest person I have ever known. She suffered so much loss with so much grace. I consider it a blessing to have had her influence in my life for so long. I know there are many others who feel the same. I am celebrating her homegoing but will miss her so much. Such a devoted grandmother to me and then great grandmother to Ryan. She was already an angel on Earth and now is with her husband and children forever in Heaven.