Mrs. Beverly Jo Johnson, 69, of Acworth, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00PM at Logan Farm Park (backside of park) 4405 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA 30101. Repast will follow immediately at Logan Farm Park. Attire is casual. Please bring your own outdoor chair, blankets and wear a mask. Thank You.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Beverly Jo Arnold Johnson was born to the late Robert John Wesley Arnold and Emma Lee Peavy Arnold on December 7, 1951 in Canton, Ohio. She completed her primary education in Canton and graduated from McKinley High School in 1969. After graduation, she completed the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Timken Mercy Hospital. Beverly moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1973 and continued her career as a nurse at Hughes Spalding Hospital where she worked until 1984.
Beverly met her husband, Willie E. Johnson, Jr., who she affectionately called “WEJ” in 1976. They married in 1978, and to this union were born two daughters, Candace and Christian. After leaving Hughes Spalding Hospital, Beverly continued her career working for the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, Georgia Medical Care Foundation, and Crawford Long Hospital. In 1993, Beverly made the decision to go back to school to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. The first several years of this journey were spent taking the pre-requisite courses needed to apply to the Nursing Program at Kennesaw State University.
During this time, Beverly continued to work full-time, part-time, and remained ever-present as a wife and mother. She didn’t miss any band performances for Candace or athletic competitions for Christian. Beverly graduated cum laude from the Nursing Program at Kennesaw State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. She received several awards during her time in the Nursing Program including: The President’s List, Dean’s List, the Graduate Leadership Program, and being inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Later on, Beverly completed the requirements to become a Certified Case Manager. Beverly retired from Aetna Insurance Company as a Complex Case Manager in 2011.
After retirement, Beverly embarked on the job she was most proud of and took the most joy in, being Meme to her grandson, Caleb Frazier. This was a full time job! Meme and Caleb were always on the go from music class, story time at the library, gymnastics, mall walking, swim lessons, going to the park, Chick-fil-A, and Target. Meme and Caleb were two peas in a pod. If you asked Bev if she was available to do something, her response was, “I have to check Caleb’s schedule.” Once Caleb started elementary school, Beverly continued to work and became a PRN nurse for the Cobb County School system where her offer of a peppermint and a few sips of ginger ale healed several students before they returned to the classroom.
Beverly was a long-time and devoted member of Beulah Baptist Church in Vine City. She was a member of the Genesis Sunday School Class, the Health Ministry, and played an integral role in the Angel Tree Christmas Celebration. On Sundays, you could find Bev in her normal pew seat holding countless “Beulah Babies.” She was a friend, sister, aunt, mother, and grandmother figure to several families in the church. Bev loved her Beulah Family. Beverly was a social butterfly and loved being surrounded by family and friends. She would use any reason to have a party, and the party HAD to have a theme. She was the glue that brought people together and always stressed the importance of family. Some of her other hobbies included bike riding, gardening, arts and crafts, hiking, walking with GirlTrek, and road races.
Beverly leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, Willie E. Johnson, Jr.; daughters, Candace Frazier and Christian Johnson; and grandson Caleb Frazier. She is survived by her siblings, Brutus Arnold, Claudette McCarthan, Brenda Mumpfield, Zerry Aronold, and Reinette Arnold. Beverly will be missed by a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. All of Bev’s friends considered themselves to be her “best friend” and they shared several special moments together and created countless memories.
Beverly’s motto in life was, “If I can help somebody as I travel along the way, then my living has not been in vain.” We want you to know you lived this motto well Bev, and it is now time for you to rest in paradise.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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