Beverly Jean Herd was born on January 29, 1942 in Beloit, Wisconsin to the parents of William Sr. and Velma Herd, who also preceded her in death, along with her only sister, Marilynn Lewis, Ronald Herd, and Gary Herd. She leaves and cherish behind, her oldest brother, William J. Herd Jr.(Mary) Brown Deer, Wisconsin
She graduated with honors from Beloit Memorial High School and was baptized at a young age at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Beloit Wisconsin, where she visited periodically.
She met the love of her life, James A Wright and they married in 1968, moving the family to Kansas City, Missouri. He also has preceded her in death.
Beverly worked for General Motors for 15 years before retiring.
Her passion was working with the elderly, she loved them, and they loved her, she was affectionally known at Edgewood Manor as Ms. B and to some Ms. Jones.
She loved dressing up during the holidays and would also dress up her patients, she was known for sneaking a patient’s a hamburger or pop or candy, anything to brighten up someone day. She worked for over 30 plus years with the elderly, she reluctantly retired in 2018 due to her health concerns at 75 y/o, Those that knew her, knew, she wanted to continue to work, that’s how much, she enjoyed to field she work in.
She was a loving care giver/support system and the rock to her five children, Tina (John) Morris of Independence Missouri, Michael Herd of Kansas City, Missouri, James Wright of Kansas City, Missouri, and Stacey Herd of Dallas, Texas, and her “BABY BOY” Kelly Wright, who also precede her in death today. Beverly and Kelly shared a special bond in life and now in the afterlife together, two peas in pot.
Beverly was family-centered, she loved holidays especially Christmas. Her grandkids and great grandkids couldn’t wait to get to “Nana’s” house, as every Christmas, she bought not one, but two gifts for seven great grandkids, she also bought for her eight grandkids, and five adult children, this year, she welcomed her great- great grandson.
She also leaves and cherish behind a host of nieces, nephews, Cousins. Beverly not only made friends, she had Good friends, long – term friends that she adored, and they loved and adored her and called her on regular basis. Before retirement and after, you can always catch her on the phone talking to one of her friends, which she considered her family as well.
Beverly will be greatly missed, but our family isn’t saying goodbye, but rather we will see you again one day.
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