Ms. Beverly Jean Walker departed this life on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va.

A native of Petersburg, Va., Beverly was born Aug. 17, 1943, to Lourenta Taybron Balthrop and the late Charlie Balthrop. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy M. Walker, and brother, Nathaniel Pete Balthrop.

She is survived by her five children, Sandra Foreman, Tyrone "Tony" Dabney, Terry Dabney, Pamela Walker and Timothy Walker; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; five sisters and brothers, Tommy Balthrop (Helen) of Washington, D.C., William Green of New Jersey, John Balthrop (Joyce) of South Carolina, Janice Bolling of Washington, D.C., and Cora Balthrop Grant (Darryl) of Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services for Ms. Beverly Jean Walker will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Bethesda Bibleway Church, 459 Harding St., Petersburg, Va.; Bishop Willie Balthrop, pastor, and the Rev. Michael Johnson, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive at 815 McKenzie St., Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-733-5435 or 818-331-4447.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Beverly Jean Walker at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2014