She was born in Island, Ky., June 21, 1924. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Ara Self Beasley; and brothers: Russell Beasley and Augustus Beasley.
She was an active minister’s wife and taught private piano lessons for more than 30 years. She was a gifted pianist and studied at the Vaughn Music School in Lawrenceburg. She was an author and known for her unique wit and creativity.
She served alongside her husband in pastoral ministry within the Church of God of Prophecy. They pastored Knobbs, Ky., Highland Park and 21st and Main churches in Louisville, Ky., and the Ridgedale Church in Chattanooga.
She and her husband moved to Cleveland in 1960 where he served at International Offices of the organization. She taught private piano at various locations including Conasauga, Signal Mountain and Old Fort schools. Later she assisted her husband in state administration for the Church of God of Prophecy in Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Georgia for 24 years. In many of these locales she served as state director of Women’s Ministries, Youth Camp Coordinator, Office Secretary, Music Minister, and director of women retreats known as Ladies Day. These retreats provided her an opportunity for personal ministry and encouragement for women to further deepen their faith in a God that was relevant, personal and involved in her daily living.
Although she and her husband retired from appointment in 1990, they traveled extensively as a team holding revivals and speaking at numerous church conferences. She was also an active member of the senior saints at the Peerless Road Church in Cleveland.
She was affectionately known as “Happy” after being so titled by her first grandchild. She treasured the moniker and overtime, many defined the term by pointing to her and observing the smile that was always there. She was truly happy with her Lord, happy with her family, and happy to help others and minister to their needs.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Bishop Allen Davis Sr.; daughter, Londa Richardson and husband, Dwight, of Cleveland; son, Allen Davis Jr. and wife, Leecy, of Chattanooga; two grandsons: Jeremi Richardson and wife, Amy, of Columbus, Ohio and Tyler Richardson of Hamilton, Ala. .; two great-granddaughters: Ariah and Shalom Richardson, also of Ohio; brothers: Amon Beasley of Calhoun, Ky. and Doris G. Beasley of Allen, Texas.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, 3301 Peerless Road, Cleveland with Bishop A.J. Coalter, Bishop Lanny Carter, and Bishop E.C. McKinley officiating.
The body will lie in repose for one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Bishop Ray C. Wynn and Bishop Ron Bryant officiating.
The family will receive friends at Grissom Funeral Home from 6 to 9 this evening.
To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.grissomfh.net.