Grace Smith Beasley

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July 25, 1918 — June 15, 2019

FOUNTAIN — Edna Grace Smith Beasley, 100, passed away peacefully June 15, 2019.

Grace was born July 25, 1918 in Pitt County near Fountain where she attended Fountain Grammar School and High School. She also attended Women’s College of UNC and East Carolina Teachers College.

Grace was a lifelong member of Fountain Baptist Church where she served with energy and love as a Sunday school teacher, women’s missionary union member and girls’ auxiliary leader. She was also a member of the Fountain Women’s Club.

Grace and her husband, the late Edward Bruce Beasley Jr., were parents of two children, Edward Bruce Beasley III, and wife, Dianne, of Raleigh, and Edna Louise Beasley Corn, and husband, David, of Rocky Mount. They also had three grandchildren, David Clinton Corn Jr., Bruce Beasley Corn, and wife, Tara, and Louise Beasley Warenda, and husband, Joe; step-grandson, Jamey Alan Parrish, and wife, Jenny; four great-granddaughters, Marjorie Grace Corn, Beasley Louise Warenda, Mary Bruce Ellis Warenda, Emily Grace Warenda; step-great-grandsons, Jamey Alan Parrish Jr. and Jefferson Alexander Parrish, all of Raleigh.

In addition to her husband, Grace was also preceded in death by her parents, Maude Emily Tyson Smith and Walter Edward Smith; her two brothers, Walter Edward Smith Jr. and Henry Tyson Smith; and her four sisters, Carrie Smith Clary, Mattie Smith Gaynor, Emily Smith Beasley and Marjorie Smith Fields.

A celebration of Grace’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Fountain Baptist Church, 6662 E. Wilson St., Fountain, with the Rev. Elizabeth Edwards and Dr. John Allen officiating. Visitation and a reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

The family suggests memorials to the Fountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 276, Fountain, NC 27829.

Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com.