Dr. Roland Beverly, 89

Ronald S. Beverly Jr.

Dr. Ronald S. Beverly Jr. practiced medicine for more than 50 years.

Beverly died Oct. 7, 2012. He was 89.

He was born Aug. 18, 1923, the youngest of three children.

Beverly attended Ahoskie, N.C. High School and graduated with honors. After graduating high school he joined the United States Army and served in World War II. After his discharge, he returned home to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming a medical doctor.

He attended Howard University, where he received his bachelor’s and medical degrees. While pursuing his education at Howard, he met Essie B. Baylor. The couple married in 1950 and had three children. They were married for 30 years, before Essie died of cancer and heart disease.

During his distinguished medical career, Beverly received many honors and accolades from the Pennsylvania Medical Society. His family said he will be remembered fondly by thousands of patients.

Beverly was preceded in death by his mother, Lydia Holloman; stepfather, Thomas Holloman; sisters Eloise and Lillian; nieces LaVerne and Renee and nephew, Leonard.

He is survived by his children, attorney Bian E. Beverly of Dallas, Texas; Dr. Roland S. Beverly, III, (Jackie), San Clemente, Calif.; and Renwick E. Beverly (Teresa) of Newtown; grandchildren Ariel Beverly, Corinne Beverly, Taryn Beverly, Ragan Beverly, Devon Beverly and Christopher Beverly and other relatives and friends.

Services were held Oct. 13 at First Baptist Church of Langhorne, 215 E. Richardson Ave. DuPree Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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