Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Profound Loss

I am so sad to report that my sweet friend Beverly Easley lost her battle with cancer tonight around 9:00 p.m. It is almost 11:00 in the evening and it has taken me awhile to gather my thoughts...not that I will write many.

I wrote an entry a few days ago called "Legacy" after spending some time with her on Tuesday of this past week. She truly left a legacy of faith. She was a committed follower of Jesus Christ, a loving wife, a dedicated mother to 8 amazing children, and faithful friend, daughter, sister, aunt, etc. She definitely got it right while on this earth.

I will always remember that last visit with her...holding her hands, praying for her, telling her how much she meant to me...I felt like I was saying good-bye....and I was.

I am better for knowing her and knowing her sweet family.

What an amazing testimony of faith that I have witnessed as she served the Lord with all her heart in the good times and in the bad times. She never wavered in her faith that God was with her and would never leave her side.

Her husband posted a small paragraph on the caring bridge website at after she passed away. He said the entire family was gathered around her singing "Beluh Land" as she uttered her last words..."The angels are here to get me." That gave me chill bumps! Amazing...amazing...amazing...

The angels ushered her right into the presence of Jesus where I know she heard the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

Beverly, you will be missed. What a hole your absence will leave in our lives.

Please remember to pray for the entire Easley family today, but especially her husband Bryan, and their 8 children, Luke, Ellen, Mason, Maggie, Patrick, Paige, Palmer, and Hope.


  1. My mom called me and told me around 9:30 or 10. It took me a little bit to figure out what exactly to write as well. I agree, she really is going to be missed. She really has left quite a legacy!! :)

  2. Mrs. Lesley, this is beautiful. I got chills reading it. Your words are very true of her, and she would love to see this. I found out Sunday as well and burst into tears, but I know she honestly is in a better place where she is healthy. I am so happy to have known her.