Beverley Hall McGee

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April 7, 1932 ~ November 10, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Beverley Hall McGee, 91, of Asheville, passed away on November 10, 2023, surrounded by love. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll McGee, parents, Eric and Lois Hall, and her two sisters, Ruth Dunwoody and Kathryn Brinkley. She was incredibly loved and is survived by her son, Bruce McGee of Asheville, daughters, Beverley McGee Gidus (Dave) of Asheville and Brenda McGee (Scott Clegg) of Athens, Georgia, and most important, her adored grandson, Brendan McGee of Asheville.

Beverley was born on April 7, 1932. After graduating from Lee Edwards High School, she attended Mission School of Nursing and worked at both Mission and VA Hospitals. Early in her career, she traveled with one of the country’s first mobile medical units, providing healthcare to factory workers across the US. Later, she became a surgical nurse and was chosen for the team performing the first open heart surgery in NC. While nursing was her career, music was her passion. Beverley was a gifted vocalist (contralto) and performed everywhere… churches, synagogues, and as the guest soloist with choruses and symphonies throughout the US. In her free time, she loved gathering people together and helped organize reunions most every year. Her favorites were those from childhood, her neighborhood, Kenilworth, and her high school, with reunions continuing through 2019. She was also part of the Mission Belles, retired nurses who provide scholarships for nursing students.

Beverley McGee is in heaven having a great time catching up with family and friends. For those of us here, her life will be celebrated in a small, private family ceremony.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. To Beverly’s Family, I am so sorry to see that Beverly has passed, but incredibly happy to know that she has just seen Jesus and her permanent home of Heaven. I knew and sung along with Beverly at West Asheville Baptist Church many years ago. Sometimes we had solos at the same venue. I loved her; she was a sweet and loving person and one of those people who cross one’s path and you never forget them. Being a few years older than me, I always looked up to her and loved that beautiful singing voice she used for the glory of God. May each of you family members hold sweet memories of her in your hearts and look forward to the day you will reunite and sing on the shores of heaven alongside her. My love to you all. Priscilla Morgan

  2. Mom McGee was iconic! She would light up a room with her smile, her love of shopping was undeniable, and her dedication and adoration of her family evident in all she did. She was a great “college mom” and I loved visiting Asheville and her family. She was beautiful and raised a brood that loved with open hearts. I will forever be grateful. To my Brenda, sending you the biggest hug from the 336. You were there for me; and I am keeping you close- love you. Bev and Bruce, deepest condolences… you mom is reunited with your dad, tending roses in the garden. To the rest of the family, you were blessed to have loved and shared life with this sweet soul. May God comfort you all with precious memories, laughter, tears and reassurance. Until another day… always keep the love close. Always, Sharon Gray Crouse

  3. My heart felt sympathy to Beverly’s family. She was always a beautiful person and a treasured friend. I was blessed to know and love her. I was a nurse in the OR when Bev had an incident while under anesthesia and later told me she was looking forward to heaven as she had experienced it that day. We will all for sure see her again one day

  4. I wish I could give you the hug I always wanted to share. There have been so many wonderful stories about you that will live on forever. Sending you that hug in heaven Mama McGee.

  5. Beverly was a good, kind person with a beautiful infectious smile and a voice to match! Bruce, Beverly and Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. So sorry to hear about Bev.She was a wonderful lady. I used to see her at the Hospital quite a bit.will always remember being in a show with Carroll.”poor “ Jud.

  7. Dan and I are very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady. We know you have many precious memories to hold close to your hearts.

  8. A beautiful lady and a wonderful friend with two daughters I adore. “Hot Dog” and Beverly.
    Peace be with you all.

  9. To Bruce and family!
    What a special lady your mom was! Everything she did in life was important to her and in helping others. May God bless you and your family!

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