February 9, 1943 – December 12, 2013
Beverley Warren Forsythe French went to heaven on Thursday, December 12, surrounded by her family and beloved grandog Annie, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. She was born February 9, 1943 in Hagerstown, Maryland to her parents Henry and Maxine. She grew up in Greencastle, Pennsylvania and later moved to Naples, Florida in 1960s, where she fell in love and married her husband, Terry French, on October 20, 1972. They made a home for themselves; raised their three children, Jamey, Debra & Wanda; and enjoyed 30 years of marriage before Terry went home to meet Jesus in 2003.
Beverley enjoyed her 30 years of work as a child care provider, so she could be home with her kids. She also worked at the Naples Medical Center, Sky Angel and Certified Diabetic Services. Additionally, she had a huge heart for the homeless and those less fortunate, and was Founder and President of We Care Ministries for 10 years.
Beverley deeply loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and never ceased to encourage people by sharing her faith. She had an adventurous heart and loved to travel and get lost in the beauty of God’s creation. She enjoyed southern cooking, loved Elvis Presley, and was an avid Jeff Gordon fan. Above all, she loved her family and friends, and faithfully made them her top priority. Her smile and laugh could light up any room, and her deep care and concern for those she loved made her a true blessing that this world will sorely miss.
She is proceeded in death by her father, Henry Elmer Forsythe; her mother Maxine Rosalee Lynch Forsythe Chenoweth; her stepfather Gordon Chenoweth; and her husband Terrance Grady French
She is survived by Son Jamey French; his wife Jody; and grandchildren Jacqueline and Tyler of Naples, Florida; Daughter Debra French Pope; husband Jason Pope; and grandog Annie of Altamonte Springs, Florida; Daughter Wanda Floyd; husband Mathew Thomas of Osage Beach, Missouri; and grandson Codey Floyd of Naples, Florida.
Beverley's Celebration of Life Service is Thursday, December 19, at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, in Naples, Florida at 12pm, doors open at 11:30am. In honor of her, please wear yellow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St Matthews House.
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