The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Shade Arnold Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 26, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. in the Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum, Andersonville, Georgia.
Beverly was born November 17, 1958 to the late Mira Bess Turner McKenzie and the late John T. McKenzie.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Jimmy Jerome McLendon, Sr. September 29, 1976 and to this union they were blessed with two children.
She was employed with Allen’s Inc. for thirty years as a Line Technician Tool Clerk.
She was blessed with a wonderful personality and showed much love as she greeted you to Papa’s Pizza for fourteen years. The staff of Papa’s Pizza, the community at large, and all the surrounding communities will certainly miss her.
She was a 1976 graduate of the historic D. F. Douglass High School of Montezuma, Georgia. She did further studies at South Georgia Technical College of Americus, Georgia.
From her youth she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at Shade Arnold Baptist Church where she supported every facet of the church she loved so well. She exemplified her worth on the Usher Board Ministry, Hospitality Committee, Beautification Committee, and Women Missionary Auxiliary Board.
She leaves a legacy of love and many wonderful memories to her beloved family which include her two children, Jimmy Jerome McLendon, Jr., (fiancé Danielle), Montezuma, Georgia and Tiffany B. McLendon Mathis (Willie B., Jr.), Vienna, Georgia; five grandchildren, Keshun, Jalen, Brianna, Da’Quaylon, and Jaylen; thirteen siblings and their spouses, Gracie Joiner, John McKenzie, Coretha McKenzie Davis (Willie), Barbara McKenzie Marshall (Charlie, Sr.), Sheila McKenzie Warren (Roy), Belinda McKenzie Woods, Reba McKenzie Platt (Jerry), Benjamin McKenzie, Mary McKenzie Waters (Ricky), Cassandra McKenzie Jones (Kyle), Van McKenzie, Connie McKenzie Walker (Willie), and Gerald McKenzie (Tina); aunts, Alena Burnam, Montezuma, Georgia and Rosa Harris, Chicago, Illinois; sisters-n-law and brothers-in-law, Debra Thomas, Bernard McLendon, Keith C. McLendon (Patricia), Cynthia Mahone (Willie), Rasheeda Reese, and Cathy Story; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives, and beloved friends, including the Shade Arnold Baptist Church Family and her extended family Nita Brown, Mandy Dunmon along with Papa’s Pizza co-workers, Marilyn Rogers, and Delphine Solomon.
The family will start receiving relatives and friends on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Willie and Connie Walker, 331 Flint River School Road, Montezuma, Georgia.