Beverly Ann Hamilton (lovingly known as Bev, Sister Beverly, and to some Ms. Dove)72, born on April 11, 1949, in Houston, Texas to Arthur and Marguere Singleton.
Beverly was the only child. Beverly moved to San Diego, California due to her father’s military service. Beverly was educated in San Diego Unified School District and attended Lincoln High School where graduated from in 1968 with honors. She continued her education at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla California, studying Performing Arts. She wrote stage plays and performed at the Old Globe Theater. She was an educator at the University of Islam San Diego, California under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhamad where she was also one of the founders of the early childhood program.
In the early 1980’s, Bev served as a distributor of New Body Products with Dr. Paul Goss. She was a Certified Iridologist under Dr. Paul Goss who was a Holistic Naturopathic Doctor. Bev was an entrepreneur and a Master Seamstress. She imported her supplies from Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Africa. Bev founded Queen Bee Enterprises (a clothing company) where she made lots of eccentric, extravagant, and unique styles of clothing. Bev was a founding member of Vision One Women Ministries. The goal of this Ministry was to heal the women of the world focusing on self-love and nurturing. During a missionary event at Summerset Plantation (located in Terrell County, NC), Bev sold items and held classes that included: Cooking, Relationship Matters and Self-care activities. Her most noted self-care activity was known as “How to Love a Black Woman”. Bev also earned Ministry Credentials from Universal Life Church in Modesto, Ca on September 13, 1999
Amongst her many talents she also hosted a talk show titled "Peace Talks with Ms. Dove" on The Wide Awake Radio Network for 3 years. She conducted interviews with community leaders, authors, and musicians and many others and led deep spiritual discussions into the secrets of the cosmos. Bev also served as an administrative assistant for several companies including a Black owned insurance company in San Diego, California. She spent many years working at The Palavra Tree/Alano Club where she served the community as a counselor and a drug advocate sponsor. She held meetings with families to help them overcome drug/alcohol addiction. She was most passionate about working with young children and teens. Her motto was “Each one, Teach one”. She wanted to bring love and healing to the whole world. She was an angel that touched the heart and minds of all she encountered. In her older age she was a loss prevention specialist and a night stocker in the retail industry.
Beverly’s number one passion was loving and cultivating her family until her dying day. She especially loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great grandchild. Her other passion was spiritual awakening, poetry (everyone’s all-time favorite she recited was “Eulogy of a HOT MAMA”), singing, drawing art, calligraphy, and children’s plays. Her other passions included traveling, cooking, baking, and she enjoyed joking around with family and friends. She had expensive taste while shopping and she loved to window shop.
Bev was always the life of the party, she loved music and dancing. Some of her favorite artists were Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker and Chaka Khan. She was the founder of The Cebrun Family Reunion in Houston, Texas. One of her favorite sayings was “Peace and Blessings family”. She impacted the world with love every chance she got. Anyone who came in contact with her walked away with a special gift. Her heart desire was for ALL her family to live in Peace, love and blessings. She was our angel on earth.
In 1968 she entered a marriage union from that union her first blessing was born named Nichelle R. Masterson. In 1972 she entered a 2nd marriage union and was blessed with Rock Muhammad, Kimberly A. George, and Andre T. George.
In early 1984 she met the love of her life Willie Hamilton Jr. while working at The Palavra Tree/Alano Club. In June 1984 Willie Hamilton Jr. and Bev started dating. They did lots of community work together. They started several businesses together: B&B Cleaning Company, B&B Auto Detailing, Queen Bee Clothing and Productions, B&B African Arts. The love they shared was one of a kind and they were a dynamic duo. From this marriage, she was blessed with her bonus daughter Candice P. Hamilton. Bev became a widow in April 2001. She loved, nurtured, and played his favorites songs until his last breath.
Beverly was preceded in by her parents Arthur and Marguere Singleton and her Husband Willie Hamilton Jr, love grandchild Rozero II, Zhe’Niyah and Cousin Sweeten’.
She leaves to cherish her memory: Her children Nichelle, Rock, Kimberly, Andre, and Candice (Ervin). Lovechildren LeAndra Hamilton, Doris Freeman (James), En’Shontra Norman. Her mother in law Mary L. Thomas. Her sister in laws Vicky Sanders (Kevin), Debra Hampton (Romean), Katherine Johnson (Oscar). Brother in laws Ernie Hamilton (Michelle), Gary Hamilton (Tina).
Grandchildren in which most she named or had a part in naming: Emmanuel, Tanzania, Tiana, Khadi, Larry, Vanessa, Amir, Laylah, Destin, Amiriah, Jayden, Elias and Zuri. Her special, one and only great grand son Zaire.
Love grandchildren Kierra, Geniece, DKwiylte, Takalya, Mia, Riley, Rozero III, Rozero IV, Zhariya, Rozero V, Zoee. All of which she called her “Sweetie pies''. Special Cousin Edward Cebrun. Special Sister/Friend AZ(Arizona) and sister/friend of 50 years Gwendolyn Muhammad.