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Elbert "Bert" Vonzell Beasley Jr.

Friday, February 7th, 1936 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Elbert “Bert” Vonzell Beasley, Jr., 84, passed away from natural causes on May 12, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Elbert V. Beasley, Sr. and Thelma Louise O’Neal Beasley. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd and Bill Beasley. Bert proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer after 22 years of faithful service. He later retired as a Fire Inspector from the City of Virginia Beach after 19 years. Bert was a longtime member of Indian River Baptist Church serving as a deacon and on many other committees throughout the years. He enjoyed being outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting, boating, camping or target shooting. Bert enjoyed traveling through the years with family and friends. Above all, he loved his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Patsy Paxson Beasley; children, Nancy Ange (Johnnie), Elbert Beasley (Tammi), Daryl Beasley and Beverly Raines (Michael); grandchildren, Nikki (Brandon), Derrick (Carley), Clayton, Ryan, Alaina, Hunter, Noah and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Taylor, Aldon and Brayden; sister, Patsy Garrett (Ronnie); brother, Kenny Beasley (Angie) and numerous other loving family and friends.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10am at Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake. A private burial will follow at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, NC. To adhere to CDC Regulations there will be no formal visitation. For those who choose, you may pay respects on Sunday from 1-6pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Indian River Baptist Church. Please visit his Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com where you may view the service in real time or leave a note to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 17th, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Service

    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Interment

    Location
    Austin Cemetery
    Address
    West Kitty Hawk Road
    KITTY HAWK, NC
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    A private family burial will take place following the service.

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Paul Fain

Posted at 11:38am
Paul Fain
I was fortunate enough to be neighbors with Bert and Patsy in the early 70's. He would show me some of the things he would make in his woodshop and each time I would be amazed at his skill and patience. My wife and I had just adopted twins and Bert and Patsy would give us help to make the transition to parenthood less stressful. I remember going camping with them when the twins were 5 weeks old....I don't recommend doing that with 5 week old twins. Just before they left for Virginia, Bert gave me several baby food jars filled with very small screws, nuts and other small useful hard to find pieces that he said might come in handy. I still have those jars and he was right, they have come in handy. I will always remember how he was always willing to help and be a very good neighbor. I'm sure he is preparing a place for Patsy in Heaven for them to spend eternity.
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Blackhawk Walters

Posted at 01:56pm
I had the honor of serving with Bert for 16 of his 19 years with the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Many fond memories of a man who always had a smile on his face and would lighten up any room he walked into. Bert was a very self confident man who always put helping others at the forefront of his job duties as a Fire Inspector ... the City Of Virginia Beach has lost one of it's finest representatives with the passing of a brother Firefighter. Bert is one of those guys 'who always set the example' for us all to be a little better than what the job called for and to always give a little more than was expected. GREAT INFLUENCE ON THOSE OF US WHO KNEW HIM. Thank You Bert For Your Outstanding Example... Always Your Brother Firefighter... Blackhawk Walters
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William and Debra Beasley Jr

Posted at 05:49pm
With loving memories of "Elbert "Bert" Beasley", My uncle Bert will remain in my heart always. My wife and I send our heartfelt sympathy.
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LORETTA MASON

Posted at 04:03pm
DEAR PATSY AND FAMILY !!! SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF SWEET BERT > HE IS NOW IN THE PRESENTS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!!!!! I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HOW BLESSED I WAS THAT GOD GAVE ME THE PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING AND HAVING SUCH A DEAR SWEET FRIEND !!!!! A TRUE MAN OF GOD!!!!! LEAD ON JESUS "HE" WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU !!!!! ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS !!!!! WE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN ONE DAY !!!!! LOVE LORETTA MASON
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Gwen & RonnieDodson

Posted at 11:53am
Best memories ever with this family! They were always trying to show him & others a good ole family time!
Even if it meant taking him for a swim in his wheel chair !
He was always happy no matter what prank they pulled on him❤️
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