Beverly June Brister

March 16, 1935February 24, 2019

Beverly June Brister, 83, of Lakewood, NJ passed away at home on February 24, 2019 surrounded by family. Beverly grew up in Eatontown and no matter where she moved to she always remained an Eatontown girl. Family was important to her and she raised her children with the values of honesty, integrity, kindness, and compassion. Beverly had a ready smile for everyone she met. Her home was always warm and welcoming and was filled with love, laughter, good food, and a hot cup of coffee. Beverly and her husband, Jack, raised six children and their home was open to any child as long as they did not lie or steal and their parents knew where they were. Though their table was small no one was ever turned away. Over the years Beverly developed a strong faith through her fellowship and studies with the local congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It was this fellowship and faith that sustained her through her many trials. One of Beverly’s first jobs was as a salesgirl at Ruby Lane in Red Bank. She also worked at Bendix Corporation in Eatontown. She was a carhop at the Lavender Bull, Dutch Treat, and Stewart’s Root Beer, and a waitress at Freddie’s Diner and Tang’s Chinese Restaurant. Later she became a CNA and worked at Freehold Hospital and private duty through MCOSS. Beverly is pre-deceased by her husband, John E. Brister, Sr., her parents, Alberta DeSarno and Edwin Brand, her father, Elmer B. Naylor, sister, Audray E. Spierens, and brother, George “Bucky” Brand as well as brothers Elmer B. Naylor, Jr. and Ralph Naylor. Surviving are her children: Robin Castania, Jonesborough, TN, John E. Brister, Jr., Port Charlotte, FL, Jami Wymbs, Elmer, NJ, Edwin Brister and wife Cecilia, Oceanport, NJ, Thomas Brister and wife Kelly, Port Charlotte, FL, and Daniel Brister and wife Kim, Oceanport, NJ. as well as grandchildren Christopher Havens, David Havens, Kathleen Kipp, Daniel Brister, Joshua Wymbs, Lauren Wymbs, Edwin Brister, Jr., Benjamin Brister, Thomas Brister, Jr., Jamie Lopez, Nichole Brister, Casey Brister, 16 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Beverly is also survived by siblings Marjorie Rekowski, Hazel Douthitt, Lorraine Ryan, Richard Naylor, Debra Farhar, Cathee Presley, and Virginia Schnaitter. A brief memorial will be held at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River, NJ on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s or the Eatontown Fire Department.


  • Memorial Gathering Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Beverly June Brister

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Marjorie Naylor Rekowski

March 13, 2019

My loving sister will be missed. Thinking of all the family with love. Midje.
Marjorie Naylor Rekowski.

Willie Pullins

March 4, 2019

Please accept my condolences family and friends. As one of her brothers spiritually we look forward to the time to see her again. And what a wonderful photo that we have because this is who we will look for when she is resurrected again on a paradise Earth. Jehovah's people never say goodbye for the last time.

millie ricci

March 3, 2019

My condolences to Beverly's family. I went to school with her in Long Branch High School and graduated with her in Class of 1952.She was always a lovely person . Her photo placed in paper reminds me how pretty she always was. Classmate never forgotten. Millie Psomas Ricci, West Long Branch.

Phyllis Zimmass

February 25, 2019

Ed, Ceil & Family We're so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a lovely woman. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all in this difficult time. We pray your wonderful memories comfort you & ease your pain. She will always live in your hearts. xoxo Love Always Phyllis & Wolfi (Zimmass)