Loel Jane Beveridge

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Loel Jane Beveridge, 49, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 2, 2005, at her home in Asheville. Ms. Beveridge was a native of Detroit, MI and was a daughter of the late Clifford Marshall Beveridge and Lois Gage Beveridge. She was raised in Dunedin, FL and was a talented ballet dancer. She was a former member of the St. Petersburg, FL Ballet Company and the Tampa, FL Ballet Company. She attended classes and performed with the NC School of the Arts and the National Ballet in Washington, DC. Ms. Beveridge also attended Central Piedmont Community College and Asheville-Buncombe Technical College where she was recently chosen as president of the Drama Club. She recently enrolled at UNC-Asheville with plans to earn her teaching credentials. She loved the theater and had choreographed or performed in over 40 musicals throughout the US, once dancing with Donald O’Conner. Locally she choreographed productions for the Asheville Community Theater and taught ballet with several area studios. She is survived by her daughter, Mercy Grace Beveridge and her son Jeremiah Scott Marshall Beveridge, both of the home; her fiancé, David Parkins; two sisters. Sean Webb of Maggie Valley and Jan Sparks of Paducah, KY; and her nieces and nephews Teresa Martin, Christine Ferkile, Andy Burden, Patrick Webb and Abigail Orpia. A celebration of Loel’s life will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the A/B Tech Drama Club.

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  1. David I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate to call on me. You and the girls will be in my prayers.

  2. Dear Mercy Grace and Jeremiah,
    You and your family are in my prayers. We were saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Everyone at Hall Fletcher is thinking of you. We will see you Wednesday.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Loel’s passing. I had chatted with her for a little over a year and she was a devoted mother and caring lady in her relatioship. She always enjoyed talking about her children and her man. She will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  4. In the short time I have known Loel I saw how much of a wonderful caring person she is and I will miss seeing her at school. I send my love to her family along with my deepest sympathy.

  5. Dear Mercy Grace, Jeremiah, David, and family of Loel,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Loel. I did not know her very well, but had looked forward to knowing her better as I am Mercy Grace’s piano teacher at the Asheville Arts Center. She had such a vivacious spirit and was so involved with her children. I am so sorry for your loss. Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
    Sincerest Regards,
    Vicki Masters

  6. Dear Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, the last few days I have been thinking of all the fun times we shared with Loel over the years and as kids. She will always be remembered as part of the fun, excentric, sometimes hillarious times. My condolences to Mercy Grace and Jermiah may God Bless you and may your special Gardian Angel watch over you, Alwaya.
    Love Christine

  7. David, I am thinking of you and praying for you and all you must do. Your fiance was incredibly beautiful and talented. You are the same. So keep the faith and ‘take care of it.’ Robin

  8. To the family of Loel, my thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of loss. I got to know Loel at Asheville Community Theater, and she was a very caring, thoughtful, and talented person. She will be surely missed.

  9. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Loel was a very special lady and a good mother. I am happy that I was able to meet her. My heart and prayers go out to David, Mercy, and Jeremiah.

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