Martha Janet Beverly

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Martha Janet Beverly, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Sandy Springs, GA from complications of Covid-19.  Janet was born on October 5, 1932 in Wise, VA to the late William Dewey and Lillian (Scott) Beverly. Janet grew up, raised her family and lived for many years in Wise, VA but later relocated, living in Gatlinburg, TN, Fort Myers, FL and Loudon, TN before eventually moving to Sandy Springs, GA in 2017.

As a child, Janet often helped her father in his woodworking shop, especially as her older brothers went away to serve in WWII, and tended to the farm animals for her family and her grandparents. She worked as a legal secretary after high school and later as a ward clerk and executive assistant at the former St. Mary's Hospital and Mental Health Clinic in Norton, VA. 

Janet was known for having a warm and welcoming home and being a loyal and dear friend, sister and neighbor. She was a talented painter, cook and seamstress.  She loved participating in Bible study at the various Baptist and Methodist churches she attended over the years, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed tending her flower gardens at her various homes (always anchored by her most favorite daylilies), made legendary pies, and in her later years was fortunate to be able to travel to many beautiful destinations − Alaska, Berlin, Paris, London, Egypt and New Zealand to name but a few.  Her greatest source of pride and joy were her children and grandchildren, whom she loved beyond words. She was extremely kind and generous and everyone who met her described her as the nicest person they'd ever known. 

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Beverly and Kenneth Beverly; and sisters, Chollie Absher and Aldeane Stanley. She is survived by her children, Martha O'Day (Tim) of New York City, William Samuel Stallard (Sabine) of Hamburg, Germany, and Matthew Stallard of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Nathan, Judith, Elsa, Marilyn, and Paige; sisters, LaTrica Kendrick (Bob) and Theo Beverly; brother, William Dewey Beverly, Jr. (Sandy); sister-in-law, Pat H. Stallard; many nieces and nephews; and her partner of the past 15 years, Lt. Col. Jack Brummett, USAF Ret., whose large and loving family welcomed her as one of their own.

The family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers at Somerby Senior Living, Agape Hospice and SeniorCare Options who helped Janet navigate through the struggles of dementia these past months and years.  Due to Covid, the family was not able to be with her for most of 2020 and is grateful for the kindness of so many caregivers who helped us remain in touch virtually. 

As per Janet's wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (alzdiscovery.org) or Meals on Wheels America (mealsonwheelsamerica.org).  Please also honor Janet's memory by wearing a mask, getting a vaccine and helping our country end this pandemic. 

10 Comments To "Martha Janet Beverly"

John Scott Beverly On Feb 05 2021 at 5pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all Reply to this comment
Scott Beverly On Feb 05 2021 at 5pm
My thoughts and prayers to all Reply to this comment
Gale Orr On Feb 02 2021 at 2pm
As neighbors growing up in Wise, Janet always greeted you with a kindhearted smile and treated everyone as family. May your happy memories bring comfort during this time of sorrow. Reply to this comment
Martha O'Day On Feb 04 2021 at 5pm
Thank you Gale for those kind words.
Pat Stallard On Jan 30 2021 at 7pm
Janet was kind and loving to me and my family, we were always welcome in her home and at her table where the meals were delicious, conversations interesting and desserts were never refused. I have nothing but good memories when I think of Janet and I hold them very close. Reply to this comment
Martha O'Day On Feb 04 2021 at 5pm
Thank you ! Love and appreciate you!
Amy Stallard Friday On Jan 30 2021 at 8am
Fond memories of Aunt Janet. May the Lord comfort all your hearts in your loss. Reply to this comment
Martha O'Day On Feb 04 2021 at 5pm
Thank you so much Neil, from all of us!
Martha O'Day On Feb 04 2021 at 5pm
Thank you Amy for your kind words and prayers.
Neil Stallard On Jan 29 2021 at 3pm
Such fond memories of Aunt Janet and Uncle Bill growing up in Norton and hanging out at Big Mama's house. Thoughts and prayers to Martha, Sam and Matt. Reply to this comment
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