Beverley Wotherspoon

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Friday, March 31, 2023
Boone United Methodist Church
471 New Market Boulevard
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Beverley Jeanne Wotherspoon

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Beverley Jeanne Wotherspoon, age 84, died Sunday morning, March 5, 2023, at Watauga Medical Center after a brief illness. Born August 12, 1938 in Lancaster, South Carolina, she was the only child of the late Ellis and Nan Bourne. Before relocating to Boone in 2004 to be near her grandson, Beverley lived most of her life in Newport News, Virginia, where she retired as a market research analyst for BASF, in Williamsburg, Virginia. While in Newport News, Beverley was an active member of First United Methodist Church. Over the years, she had many leadership roles with the church. Seeing a need for the church to financially assist those in the community, Beverley, as a founding director, helped establish the First United Methodist Church Foundation. Beverley loved to watch the sunrise and enjoy the beauty of nature. She was known as someone who loved all four seasons – the blooms of the spring, the butterflies and hummingbirds of the summer, traveling with friends on road trips to watch her beloved South Carolina Gamecocks play football in the fall, and setting up Christmas decorations and watching the snowfall in the winter. In addition to the joys of nature, Beverley had a love for her family and was the happiest when the family was together enjoying family game night. She was especially proud of her grandson, Hayden for his graduation Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in May 2022 and his current pursuit of a Master's in Mass Communications. She enjoyed texting with him while they would both be watching game shows or cooking competition shows. She was an avid reader and believed that one should never stop learning. Throughout her life, Beverley found joy in financially supporting many organizations whose mission was to make life better for an individual. Beverley was preceded in death by her husband Samuel G. Wotherspoon, with whom she was married to for 52 years before his death in 2015. She is survived by her daughter, L. Nan Uzelac and her husband Douglas, and by her grandson Hayden Uzelac; all of whom are of Boone. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 31 at two o'clock in the afternoon at Boone United Methodist Church. Pastor Ed Glaize and Pastor Patti Connelly will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to Guiding Eyes For The Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598-9805 or Shriners Hospital For Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605-4277. Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Wotherspoon family.
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