Early morning May 13, 2019 God called home his servant, Beverly Ann (Hathaway) Stewart. An abbreviated snapshot of a life impossible to verbalize is as follows:
Beverly was born on April 15, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to Geraldine (Copeland) Hathaway and William Scott. During childhood, Beverly’s family moved to Hartford, Connecticut and eventually settled in New Britain, Connecticut where Beverly graduated from New Britain High School in 1968. During that time, Beverly was a member of Bethesda Apostolic Church where she served in the Children, Young Adult and Music ministries. Beverly realized her passion for teaching and the beginning of cultivating her musical acumen, playing piano, directing choir and developing her velvety voice. These gifts and talents she demonstrated throughout her entire life.
A love for oracles of God and a desire for a deeper knowledge led Beverly to study at Aenon Bible College in Columbus, Ohio where she took permanent residence. After college, Beverly accepted a job at Franklin County Children Services where she served the community through the agency’s mission of family restoration. During her tenure at FCCS, Beverly graduated from the Ohio School of Cosmetology becoming a licensed cosmetologist, specializing in hair care. That path would take her talents through various local salons and eventually owning Glorious Hair and Nails Salon. She dedicated many years creating a stream of revenue for herself and others, continually educating herself to be amongst Columbus premier salon owners. Beverly retired from ownership yet continued to hone her craft with her most recent services at Oohs and Ahs Hair Design. Beverly was also employed by Reynoldsburg Public Schools joyfully serving as a Teacher’s Assistant, making an incredible impression on the young lives she encountered.
At the time of her passing, she was a faithful member of New Covenant Believers Church, under the auspices leadership of Bishop Howard Tillman and locally had tenured membership at Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith and Zion Christian Assembly, both serving in their Education and Music ministries.
In 1980, Beverly welcomed her first child, Sherese K. (Hathaway) Perdue, who quickly became the light of her life, and so remained until her earthly departure. In 1985, the birth of Sherome Kaleb Drew Hathaway was added to her wealth, and many were the joys his addition brought with him. In 1995, Beverly answered the request of marriage to Raymond Mitchell Stewart, exchanging covenant vows that remained strongly secured until his passing in 2009.
Beverly is preceded in death by husband, Raymond M. Stewart, father William Scott; stepfather and mother Maurice and Geraldine (Copeland) Johnsons, sister Marjorie (Richard) Hathaway-Reyes; brothers Nicholas and Maurice Johnson and Eugene Hathaway. Beverly leaves to carry her legacy, children Sherese (David) Perdue and Sherome (Eryn) Hathaway, grandchildren Blake, Brooklyn, Bree-ah, Bryson, Baaron, Briley, and Arabella; brothers Lamont “Stanley” (Kay) Ludgood, Timothy (Lynn) Johnson; sisters Indura “Dori” Johnson, Sena Johnson, and Tina (Miguel) Johnson-Rodriguez, Mary Elizabeth Carter, Katherine Wilson, and Martha (Juan) Burton; aunt Eloise Copeland, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Beverly was blessed by and had a tremendous impact on her five goddaughters, Lady Susan (Bishop Dale) Shaw, Shanieka (Santonio) Eanes, Robin (Jeremy) Glen, Courtney Gamble, and Leisa (Eric) Benton.
Beverly lived a life of service to her family, community, and church. She will be talked about among many for years to come…memories of life, laughter, and most of all love.
Family will receive friends, Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am visitation until time of service at 11:30am at New Covenant Belivers' Church, 3400 Kohr Blvd., Cols, OH 43224. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:30am. ARRANGEMENTS BY WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH 43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123, whitesfh867.com.