Obituary: Mary Jane Church Beasley

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mary Jane Church Beasley, dedicated civic volunteer, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence, Mercer Hall. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

The Columbia native was the daughter of the late Mary Anderson Church of Lewisburg and Wendell Holmes Church. She was married to the late Wally Smith Beasley.

She attended the public schools of Columbia and received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

She is survived by a son, Wally Jr. (Charlotte) and two grandchildren, Alexandra Catherine Beasley and Hunter Robertson Beasley.

The family will receive condolences at the residence, Mercer Hall, 902 Mercer Court, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Services for Mrs. Beasley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at First United Methodist Church with The Rev. Joe Evans, Pastor Yvonne Ogilvie Gilbreath, and Wally Beasley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Oakes and Nichols Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Sam Davis Memorial Association, 1399 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167.