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01/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Polly Moore Beasley

Pauline Moore Beasley
(d. 16 Jan 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news today. Polly Moore Beasley, mother of Billy Beasley ('54) of VA and Elton Beasley of Northern VA, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the age of 93.

From the Daily Press - 01/17/11:

      Pauline Moore Beasley

  NEWPORT NEWS - Pauline Moore 'Polly' Beasley of Newport News, 93, departed this life on Jan. 16, 2011, and is resting in the arms of Jesus.

She was raised in Spartanburg, S.C., and came of age during the Great Depression. Following marriage to Woodrow 'Woody' in 1934, she moved to Fines Creek, N.C. They later relocated to Newport News, Va., in 1941, just prior to World War II. She was a member at Ivy Farms Baptist Church and a prior charter member of Newmarket Baptist Church. She is reunited with her husband, Woody, who preceded her in death 41 years ago.

She is survived by her sons, Bill and wife, Robbie of Daleville, Va., Elton and wife, Charlotte of Alexandria, Va.; and her grandchildren, Billy and wife, Karen of Daleville, Va., and Betsy of Glen Allen, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers and two sisters.

Polly was happiest when she was in the kitchen preparing a wonderful country meal at home, church or work. Polly worked in the kitchen at The Chesapeake (Newport News Baptist Retirement Home) before becoming a resident there in 1982. She considered her residency there one of the greatest blessings in her life. The family wishes to thank all the angels there for caring for her for so many years. The family also wishes to thank Doris Green, 'her guardian angel', as well as Odyssey Hospice for their care in the last few years and recent months.

The family will receive friends and family from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, and will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. R. Furman Kenney will officiate. A graveside service will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends and family for a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to The Chesapeake Benevolent Fund, 955 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.
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January 17, 2011
We have such fond memories of Polly. May the Lord give your family peace as only He can provide.

~ Leslie and Mary Gordon, Hampton, Virginia

January 17, 2011
Please accept our deepest sympathies.

January 17, 2011
My Aunt Polly was a special lady with an award winning smile. I have such wonderful memories as a young girl when the Beasley Family would come to visit in NC. I also have so many wonderful memories of summer vacations in VA. I am glad that she got to know my Ricardo and was very sweet with him. God blessed us with this special lady for 93 years. To my cousins and their families, I wish that I could be there but it is impossible at this time. I will be thinking of you and send my love. Betsy, you were very special to your grandmother and she expressed to us how much that she appreciated all that you did to help her. I know that you will feel the loss. greatly. I just wanted to thank you for this.
Sending my love, Priscilla and Ricardo Estrada

January 17, 2011

I have wonderful memories of Aunt Polly and our family vacation visits between North Carolina & Virginia. She was one that could make you smile and had many friends. To Bill, Robbie & Family and to Elton & Charlotte, may the Lord give you peace & comfort at this time. Isn't it wonderful to know that we have the comfort of her being in heaven and in no more pain? With much love to all.

~ Diane Henry, Avondale Estates, Georgia

January 17, 2011

We are sorry for your loss, we know that losing someone in death is hard, but the Bible tells us in the book of, John chpt.5: verses 28-29, that our loved ones will be remembered by God and come forth from the grave. Please be comforted by this thought. If you would like to know more, please contact us at

January 17, 2011

Dear Billy and Family,
My sympathy is with you and your loved ones in your mother's passing. I know you were a faithful son, Billy, and a good friend and my NNHS classmate of 1954. Much love to you, Billy, in your time of sorrow. Your friend, Mickey

January 17, 2011

Lot of good times with Polly; she was like a mother to me.

~ John Schmidt, Clyde, North Carolina

January 17, 2011

Dear Billy and Elton and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Pauline was a very generous and fun loving person and a great cook. I remember coming to your house when I was small and we went to Buckroe Beach and I played football with Elton across the street at the school. You are never ready to give up your Mother, but remember she is in heaven now and not suffering. She is with Woody and singing with the angels.
I wish we could be there, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to all.

~ David, Phyllis, & Nicholas Rathbone

January 17, 2011

Billy, my condolences on your loss.

~ Gary Carl, Newport News, Virginia

January 18, 2011
Dear Billy, Elton and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Polly was a very special person in my life and was such a good friend to my Mother after Dad died. We will always remember the good times we had on family picnics at Mariner's museum with all he family. Aunt Polly was such a great cook, and we especially loved her fried chicken. What great times we all had with Aunt Polly in those wonderful weekend days in the summers of the 1950s and 60s.
She and Woody are together again in Heaven, as it should be. May God bless her and we hope to see her again in that special place.


Jerry and Diane

January 18, 2011
We were very sorry to hear about Polly's passing. It has been a pleasure over the years in GA's, homebound, or wherever I was serving at Tabernacle to be able to spend time with Polly. What a great lady & we always looked forward to her visit. We always hoped we left a little of the sunshine she left with us at each visit. She will be missed.


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Polly's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

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