Beverly completed her college degree at Newark State College, currently named Kean College, where she earned a teaching degree. Beverly started teaching in Union City, N.J. but later landed a job in her hometown of Roselle to be closer to her children. Beverly went back to school and earned a master’s degree and later earned a Doctors degree in education from Rutgers University. She continued to serve children and families as a guidance counselor at Westfield Public Schools until her retirement. During her 45-year career as an educator, hundreds of children and families were uplifted by her wisdom, compassion, intelligence.
Beverly’s retirement meant embarking on a new career as a real estate broker. She helped many local family’s achieve home ownership and was loved by her clients and colleagues for her compassion and wisdom. She continued to sell real estate well into her 80s. Beverly recently moved to Harrisburg, PA, where she felt at peace living in a community surrounded by mountains and nature. She died peacefully in her sleep with her loving sisters by her side.
Beverly was predeceased by her Husband, Garvey Presley. She leaves behind two sons, Garvey (Cynthia) Presley Jr. and Dr. Gordon (Ellen) LeRoy Presley, two sisters, Ruth Osceola Jackson and Floretta Lorese Lloyd, six grandchildren, Tomika Evans, Marla West Mathis, Beverly Presley, Garvey Presley lll, Melody Marshall, and Marcus Edward Presley, eleven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.