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Beverly C. Gordy

July 13, 1935October 23, 2020

Beverly Etta Clow Gordy, 85, died peacefully at home in the presence of her family on October 23, 2020., The daughter of the late Dolly M. Riggin Clow Miller and James H. Clow, Jr., she was born in Marion Station, Maryland in 1935. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard L. Gordy, Jr., her son, Howard L. Gordy, III, and her grandson, Elijah R. Gordy-Stith. She is survived by her two daughters, the Rev. Dr. Vicki Gordy-Stith and her husband, Bo, of Lewes, Delaware, and Dr. Laurie Gordy and her husband, Mike Hearn, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; three grandchildren who called her, “Nana:” Joy Gordy-Stith of Felton, Delaware, Eli Gordy-Stith of Claymont, Delaware, and Abby Hearn-Gordy of Marlborough, Massachusetts; as well as two sisters, a brother, and many nieces and nephews.

Earning her BSN from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1957, she became a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed working in a variety of settings, including homes, hospitals, schools, and public health. She also recruited community advocates for residents of Holly Center, an institution for developmentally disabled adults. She brought compassion and empathy to both her professional and personal lives.

Using food as a language of love, she shared her gifts of cooking and treats with friends, both human and furry, and she always made room at her table for others. Her bubbly personality brought laughter wherever she went. She loved church, especially singing in the choirs, playing piano, participating in United Methodist Women, and volunteering in the community.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on November 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury, Maryland. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, her service will be private, and streamed on Facebook Live. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, 112 High St., Salisbury, MD 21801, The Planned Parenthood of your choice, or Hospice Foundation of your choice.


  • Rev. Dr. Vicki Gordy-Stith & Bo, Daughter
  • Dr. Laurie Gordy & Mike Hearn, Daughter
  • Joy Gordy-Stith, Granddaughter
  • Eli Gordy-Stith, Grandson
  • Abby Hearn-Gordy, Granddaughter
  • Dolly M. Riggin Clow Miller, Mother (deceased)
  • James Herman Clow, Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Howard L. Gordy, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Howard L. Gordy III, Son (deceased)
  • Elijah R. Gordy-Stith, Grandson (deceased)

  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Hospice Foundation of your choice


Beverly C. Gordy

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Jeanne Buckworth

October 23, 2021

Remembering this precious Saint! Always smiling, so warm and friendly. She will always be missed, but always remembered as the joyous Saint she was. Condolences to her many loved ones.

Terry and Barb Dix

November 15, 2020

To Vicki,Laurie and family....Beverly was such a lovely and kind lady. We used to take her out for lunch on occasion and really enjoyed her company. We can still hear her laughter as we ate.

We will miss her comeradie and kindness, as will all who knew her.

Terry and Barb Dix ...Trinity members

Roy Perdue

October 29, 2020

Beverly was a kind, caring and compassionate lady. My life has been blessed immeasurably by knowing her and her beautiful family. I know she is happy and laughing again, reunited with her beloved husband, Howard, and son, Howie. May God bless this amazing Gordy family in their great loss!
Roy Perdue

Marilyn Morris

October 28, 2020

The time I spent working with Beverly @ Talbot County Health Department and worshipping with her @ St. Mark's United Methodist Church was so special. Her contagious giggle and angelic voice were a joy to be heard. She was such a compassionate nurse and a faithful servant. It was a pleasure to be her Sister in Christ, and her peer!

May all of Beverly's family be touched by the healing power of prayer and may God give you peace and strength.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Laura Lassiter

October 26, 2020

“My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn” .
Her son, Howard, was a supportive pastor for which I was grateful. Her daughter, Vicki, made an impact on the Peninsula-Delaware Conference.

Tammy & Guinn Paxton

October 26, 2020

Beverly was a dear friend, neighbor, and fellow Trinity choir member. I admired her tremendously for her loving nature and her selfless caring of her son, Howie. She was a remarkable woman and I loved her dearly. I will miss her.

Michael Thomas

October 26, 2020

God bless the entire Gordy family. 🙏🏽 A big Heavenly thank you to Rev. Howard Gordy and his beautiful wife Beverly for being a fantastic, faithful couple and for pastoring Silverbrook UMC which was my church growing up in Wilmington, DE.

Sue Holden

October 26, 2020

I only knew Beverly for a short time but what an impression she made in my life
She was so full of kindness and love
Her hands were always cold and I gifted her a pair of raspberry Colored gloves to keep them warm
Will miss her smiling face
May u find peace and serenity in your life ever after love ya Sue