Beverly R. Whitley

Published 2:02 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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FRANKLIN – Beverly Rogers Whitley, 85, passed away Oct. 20, 2020 in Southampton Memorial Hospital. Born on February 24, 1935 in Suffolk, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Sarah Leigh Scott Rogers.

Beverly R. Whitley

Beverly was a 1952 graduate of Franklin High School and attended Mary Washington for a year before transferring to Stuart Circle School of Nursing, where she earned her registered nurse degree. She worked at Columbia Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina for a year before moving to Chuckatuck. Beverly then worked for Obici Hospital for 10 years as a head nurse before becoming one of the instructors in the School of Practical Nursing where she worked for 29 years before retiring in 1995.

Beverly was a member and a trustee of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Chuckatuck. She was the last living original founder and member of the Chuckatuck Bridge Club and was also a member of the Garden Club and Junto Women’s Club.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 64 years, William Lee “Billy” Whitley; two sons, William Lee “Bill” Whitley Jr. (Janet) of Portsmouth and Bradley R. Whitley (Lisa) of Chuckatuck; a brother, Allen Rogers (Linda) of Cartersville; six grandchildren, Devon, Derrick, Devonne, Erin and Anna Whitley and Ashley Works (Martin); five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 220 Kings Highway, Suffolk, VA 23432.