Jun 10, 1942 - Feb 03, 2018
Beverly Barrett Isley passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2018 after a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina on June 10, 1942, Beverly was the daughter of William Ross and Farrell Baker Barrett. She graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1960 and the University of South Carolina where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1964. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and enjoyed spending many special times with her Sorority Sisters throughout the years.
Beverly began her teaching career in 1965 and shared her love of art with students until her retirement in 1996. She was an accomplished artist who found inspiration in the museums, exhibits and landscapes she visited on her travels. She was a cherished best friend, devoted mother and grandmother, admired sister, and ardent animal lover. Throughout her illness Beverly continued to live her life fully, with perseverance and grace.
For most of her life, the roles that brought Beverly the most joy were Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Ernest Timwood Isley III; her daughter Barrett Isley Kenan and husband Hampden DuBose Kenan, Jr. of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Hampden DuBose Kenan III, Virginia Baker Kenan and Charles Barrett Kenan of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Farrell Barrett Goodrich of Lake Jackson, Texas and Pamela Barrett Hodnett and husband Rieves Stultz Hodnett of Columbia, South Carolina; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and life-long friends, all of whom she loved dearly.
At Beverly’s request there will be a private burial service for the family held in the Centenary United Methodist Church Columbarium.
Memorial donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101; The Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Her family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to those who cared for Beverly during her illness: Dr. Patricia Zekan, Hope Beachum, NP, the staff and volunteers at Novant Health Oncology, the West Team from the Hospice & Palliative Care Center, and many friends and neighbors. The love and kindness shown by all has been a true blessing for Beverly and her family.
Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com.
Tim & family:
So sorry to hear of Beverly's death. My prayers are with you.
. Blessings,. Sherry
Ann and Carl Barkley
Tim, we have seen the special obituary about Beverly. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I have one of Beverly’s paintings and treasure it. Love, Ann and Carl
Please accept my sympathies over your loss. Mrs.Isley was a bright spot during my teenage years. Always welcoming and supportive. I know she leaves a big hole in your lives that will be impossible to fill, but I hope you can find strength in your memories of such a wonderful woman. Carin
God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Gray and Margaret Steifel
Tim, as playmates and friends from early childhood, I am at a loss for words. It is so difficult to comprehend your loss. But I can assure you most sincerely, that your pals from the RJR "gang" will provide support in whatever way we can. You are in our prayers.
Gray and Margaret Steifel
I was so sorry to read in the paper about Beverly's death and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
If you'd like, give me a call(336/727-4209) sometime and let's go to lunch and catch up, as it has been too long. Best regards, Alex
I am sorry to learn that your mother has passed away. Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Both of my
parents are gone so I know a little bit about what you are going through and will go
through. I know that your mother bravely battled cancer. I never met or knew your mother. But from reading her obituary she sounded like a most wonderful and truly remarkable person. God bless you and your family, your father, and all the rest of your entire extended family.
Heather & Lynn
We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers help a little. Psalm 34:18,19 "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Betty Lake Orr
Dear Tim and Barrett
I was so sad to read about Beverly. I was always so fond of her and have fond memories of living across the street on Anita drive. Beverly was always so talented and i always admired her. I will miss her but am so glad that she is no longer suffering. Please know how much I am thinking of you and and holding you close in my prayers. Lots of love, Betty Orr y