Mary Ervin Beasley

October 21, 1932April 7, 2012

Mary Louise Ervin Beasley was born in Salisbury, NC on October 21, 1932 and passed away peacefully in the company of her loved ones on April 7, 2012. Mary was and is one of God's greatest creations, always putting others ahead of herself and never letting the challenges of life cloud the enthusiastic and positive outlook she carried everywhere. Mary graduated with honors from Boyden High School in Salisbury. In high school she was a member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Student Council, and head cheerleader. Mary was a starter on the girl's basketball team as well as being voted Best All Around Student by her senior class and she represented her school at Girl's State. Mary was preceded in death by her son, Rob, who died in 2006 as well as her parents, John W. Ervin, Sr. and Marjorie Shuping E. Pinkston. For 59 years she was the adored wife of Robert E. Beasley of Raleigh. She was the supportive sister of Betty Graham (Jack), Bill Ervin (Mercedes), and special sister-in-law JoAnn Bernhardt. She is survived by her daughter Jodi Riddle of Harrisonburg, VA, her husband Warren and grandson Wesley; daughter Cindy Toomey of Greensboro, NC, her husband Kevin and grandsons Zachary and Aaron; daughter-in-law and wife of her son, Rob, Donna Beasley and granddaughters Amber and Courtney. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jim Parsons and his staff, the Duke Cancer Center doctors, and the staff of Mayview Convalescent Center for their constant care and support. Mary's family realizes how fortunate they have been to have this especially wonderful lady grace their lives. Family members can only hope to accomplish what Mary did in her life! With heavy hearts and loving memories, our family is deeply saddened by Grammy's passing. Mary was one of N.C. State University's greatest fans and had been for over 50 years. She never lost her zeal for "her team" and loved attending football and basketball games. NCSU now has another angel who will always be rooting for the Wolfpack and the family and friends she leaves behind. Memorials may be made in honor of Mary to the North Carolina State University Friends of the Library Robert E. Beasley, Jr. Memorial Endowment - NCSU Library Development Office, Campus Box 7111, Raleigh, NC 27695. A memorial service and celebration of Mary's life will be held in the near future.


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Wesley Riddle

May 29, 2012

Thanks Grammy for everything you've done; I never would of been where I am now without you.

Ruth (Curlee) Aldridge

April 16, 2012

Bob, I was so sorry to read of Mary's passing. She will be missed by all. You two were such a beautiful couple and I loved you dearly. It was always great to have had your support at all of the Wolfpack events for all those many years. The sky will be brighter because of her shinning smile looking down upon us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family especially during this difficult time.
In Christ name.

Harold Moore

April 15, 2012

Mr. Beasley, we are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Beasley was such a nice and friendly lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Justo and Chris Nunez

April 13, 2012

Cindy, Kevin and family ... Know that the Nunezes are praying for you all. Mary was so very nice and kind at all times, and we know how much she will be missed. As you said in her beautiful obituary, she is definitely a wonderful new Guardian Angel, not just for the Wolfpack but for your whole family. She looks down on you now with pride, in the company of Our Lord.

Sue Lewis

April 12, 2012

Mr. Beasley, Cindy, Jodi and family, I am saddened by the loss of Mary. She was a wonderful lady, and I know that she loved you very much. Through the years, she shared with me your accomplishments as well as those of the grandchildren. Treasure your great memories of her. She had a good life!

April 12, 2012

What sad news greeted me in yesterday's paper. North Ridge Country Club has lost a bright star. I never look at the clock in the ladies locker room without thinking of Mary. I have always referred to it as "the Mary Beasley clock." (Mary was amused when I told her that.) MANY years ago she mentioned to me that there was no clock in the locker room. (How could that be!) So I ordered a big wall clock and had it installed by the maintenance staff. It's still there, ticking away and keeping perfect time. I always told people that they should thank Mary for getting them to their first tees on time! I shall miss that lovely lady.
Anne Thompson

Phil Kirk

April 12, 2012

Mary Beasley was a terrific Wolfpack fan in times of victory and defeat. She never lost her smile! My thoughts and prayers are with her family.