Grace Lynn Beasley
February 11, 1925 – October 31, 2019
Grace Lynn Beasley, 94, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Oct. 31, 2019. She was born in Water Valley, MS and graduated from Water Valley High School. She was married to Donald Beasley on Dec. 20, 1944. Grace was a Quality Control Specialist in the labs of Kellogg's Cereal Company. Her favorite of the cereals she tested was Raisin Bran. Grace was a grande belle of the south and was Queen of the Jazz & Blues Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, member of the Red Hat Society, Jazz and Blues Club and East Frayser Church of Christ. She was a world traveler - she went on 24 cruises (to different locations), visited the Great Wall of China, Australia, Paris and all over the US. She had a passion for dancing and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Beasley and siblings, Nellie Mae McCulley, Alonzo Harding and Norris Harding. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother to: Son, Don Beasley (Linda), daughter, Donna Lynn Van Houten (John), grandchildren, John D. Van Houten II, Don Beasley, Jr. (Misty), Mark B. Beasley, Chris Van Houten, great-grandchildren, J.D. Van Houten III, Chase Van Houten, Parker Beasley, Madison Van Houten, Payton Beasley and Kayla Beasley. A Celebration of Life service for Grace will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 in the Chapel of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions are made to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.
- Visitación Sunday, November 10, 2019
- Celebration of Life Sunday, November 10, 2019
Grace Lynn Beasley
November 10, 2019
I always enjoyed being at Don and Linda’s and seeing Nana there. It was so interesting to talk with her. She was such a sweet lady and we will all miss her very much. She was also a blessing to her family and all those who knew her. May God comfort you all. Love you!
November 7, 2019
Our family will always remember Nana and the kindness and love she shared with all of us. Although we were miles apart, whenever we were together, it was as if we had never been apart. Nana loved her family and cherished beautiful memories involving her grandchildren and great grandchildren including their cousins. She was full of fun, laughs, memories and life! We are blessed to have known and loved Nana, and will forever hold her in our hearts and minds. Rest In Peace, beautiful lady. We will meet again. 💖🙏🏻
November 5, 2019
This world was graced with an angel I called Nana. She was the kindest person to everyone and always had wisdom and a word of encouragement to share. I don’t know if it was the countless crossword puzzles or love novels, she did these all the way into her nineties, but she was always super smart, quick witted, and up for a good laugh. There is no doubt that Nana touched so many lives, but she truly changed mine for the best. I have too many precious memories to recall with my Grandmother but a couple of my favorites include her driving over three states in her Camry just to take Don & I to a special breakfast before school every year, listening to the stories of her trips around the world (Trinidad was her favorite), and the first time seeing snow at her house for Christmas. I will always cherish the time we had together and life lessons she taught me. I only wish I had the right words to share through my heartbreak, my only solace is that she is no longer suffering and with Pawpaw again. I love you Nana and will miss you until we are together again…
Suzanne & Gene Ziemba
November 4, 2019
Gene and i will always remember Nana as the Southern Belle. She was the first (true) Southern Belle we had met.
We will always remember the Holidays shared with Nana & family.
We loved her and we will Miss Her .
Don Beasley Jr.
November 4, 2019
Thank you Nana for being the best a grandmother can ever be... We were all so blessed to have have you in our lives and share so many wonderful memories. Your positivity and love of life and family will continue to resonate through us all forever to come. I cherish all of those early morning happy birthday phone calls before school/work and those wonderful grandma grandson breakfasts we would have the morning after you arriving in town for family visits. Thank you for reminding us on just how the simple things in life along with family are the most wonderful and amazing parts of life... You and Pawpaw are back together for eternity now and you both will always be in our hearts... I love and miss you dearly
November 3, 2019
What a wonderful lady and role model. She became Nana to us all. She was so full of spirit and really surprised you with a mischievous comment every now and then. I loved hearing about her travels but most especially her sharing her family stories and love. Her struggle is over and now she can be with her wonderful husband again. Blessings especially to Linda and Don who traveled the road with her during this transition. Love to Donna Lynn and John who supported her and to all of the Beasley family as she lives on in them. Prayers for you during this difficult time.
November 3, 2019
My Dear Lynn,
I will miss your smile and you calling me " sweetheart" every time you saw me and telling me to drive safe on my way home.
You were much loved by your family and friends. I will forever have you in my heart.