Beverly, Michael Lee
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age 68, passed away this past Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Chandler, AZ after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Beverly is survived by his wife, Rosa, three children: Manuel Venegas, Martin and Erik Beverly. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Manuel R. Venegas, Mariah Venegas, Araceli Venegas, Daisy Venegas, Ashley Beverly, Ishani Beverly, Arianna Beverly and Savanah Beverly. Michael grew up in Greenville, Mississippi and is the only son of Basil Beverly and Josephine Beverly. Michael was fascinated with cars and later shared that joy with his sons by often taking them to car shows and races. His father inspired him at an early age the importance of serving his community. Hence he served his country with honor as a disabled and medically retired veteran of the Vietnam War. He received commendations for his dedication and bravery. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as friends and family will attest. Services will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 starting with a viewing at 10:00 a.m, followed by Rosary recital at 10:30 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 240 W. Galveston St. Chandler, AZ 85225. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204. Memories and condolences can be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 16, 2013