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Virginia Beasley, Johnson City

Published March 27th, 2012 10:19 pm

Virginia S. Beasley, 86, a native of Johnson City, TN, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on March 27, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She had been at NHC Nursing Home for several years.
Virginia was the only daughter of Lola and Roby Shipley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam H. Beasley; and her special aunt, Ida Sue Poe.
She is survived by several cousins.
Virginia graduated from Science Hill High School in 1943. She retired from the Knoxville City School System as a library assistant. She had a deep love of books, especially Christian books.
Her special friends and caregivers include: Nancy and Harry Gibson, Jean and Tony Tipton, Mildred and Merv Pratt, Mary and Lloyd Maye, Gladys Whittemore, Faye Kinley and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell.
Her special friend, Nancy Gibson, was always there for her seeing she had the things she needed. Another special friend, Jean Tipton, did countless things to help her and the last few years of her life, Faye Kinley helped, too.
Virginia’s life revolved around her friends. She spent many hours talking to her friends by phone, always listening to their problems and giving words of advice and encouragement.
She greatly enjoyed cooking and loved taking candy to her doctors, friends, car mechanic and many others.
Ms. Beasley was of Baptist faith. She spent hours listening to her Christian tapes, watching the T.V. ministers, and reading her Bible.
Nancy Gibson is very grateful to Dr. Rachel Monderer and her staff for their constant care of Virginia for many years, and also grateful to NHC Nursing Home Station 1, Station 4, her therapists for their tender, loving care and the Johnson City Medical Center.
Virginia will be greatly missed by all of her friends.
One of Virginia’s favorites:
I am the Bible, God’s wonderful library. I am always — and above all — the truth. To the weary pilgrim, I am a strong staff. To the one who sits in darkness, I am glorious light. To those who stumble beneath heavy burdens, I am sweet rest. To him who has lost his way, I am a safe guide. To those who are sick in sin, I am healing strength and forgiveness. To the discouraged, I am a glad message of hope. To those who are distressed and tossed about by the storms of life, I am an anchor, sure and steady. To those who search for salvation, I reveal the Savior of the world.
The graveside service for Virginia S. Beasley will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 29th at Monte Vista Cemetery, with Dr. Tim Wallingford officiating. Special music will be provided by Hugh, Rochelle and Mike Imboden. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Johnson City/Washington County Animal Shelter or Appalachian Christian Service Camp.
Memories and condolences may be shared at
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Beasley family. 928-6111