Beverly Kay MacQueen, 83, of Goldsboro passed away Wednesday at Wayne UNC Healthcare. She is the widow of the late George “Jeff” Foster MacQueen. They were married for 60 years and had four beautiful children. Beverly was an Air Force wife for 21 years. Goldsboro was their last stop and they choose to make it their forever home. Beverly was a longtime member of New Life Baptist Church and was a public-school teacher along with being very active in the community.
Beverly graduated from Fairview High School and then continued her education at East Carolina University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education and her masters in psychology. She followed her husband to Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Once her husband retired from Seymour Johnson, Beverly taught special education at Brogden Primary for 2 years, the children's unit at Cherry hospital, and Needham Broughton high school in Raleigh where her husband was a Jr. ROTC director. Beverly and Jeff spent many summers in Creed in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. They later choose to live their summers in Boone, North Carolina.
A funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:00 PM at New Life Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Varner and Rev. Rick Mondell officiating. The family invites friends to a time of casual fellowship prior to the service beginning at 5:30. A private burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. MacQueen is survived by two sons, Brent MacQueen (Barbara) of Foster City, CA; Kevin MacQueen (Lisa) of LaGrange; two daughters, Sheryl Donaldson of Asheville, and Tracy Lee Bass (Kenny Wayne) of Dunn; one brother, Mack Wedel (Sue) of Edmond, OK; three sisters, Carol Wedel Snell (John) of McPherson, KS, Patti Zeka (Marti) of Wellington, KS and Susan Patterson (Joe) of Kansas City, KS; 6 grandchildren, Jason Turney of Asheville, NC, Shy Donaldson of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Mark Donaldson of Jacksonville, FL, Serge Donaldson of Wilmington, NC, James Frost of LaGrange, NC, and Taylor Bass of Dunn, NC; and one great granddaughter, Sloan Donaldson of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the MacQueen family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.
New Life Baptist Church
Tuesday February 13th, 2018
800 South Harding Drive
Goldboro, NC 27530
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Carol--I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Rose Cornejo Miller on Feb 12 2018 06:47:49 PM
I’m very sorry for your loss, Carol and family. You are in my prayers. Jan Borkowski, classmate from Wellington
Submitted by Jan Borkowski on Feb 12 2018 12:20:24 PM
Carol, so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Classmate Peggy Watson Medsker
Submitted by Peggy Watson Medsker on Feb 12 2018 09:22:38 AM
Taylor and family... your grandmother will be sorely missed. We had many talks on her deck in Boone and she would pop in for a visit when my grandsons were with me. Always laughing with a story to tell. She will be missed for sure. Kristine and Rodney Miranne
Submitted by Kristine Miranne on Feb 11 2018 07:48:51 PM
Beverly was my summer neighbor in Boone, NC Always a cheerful yoo-hoo from her deck when we would arrive with Katie barking her welcome also. A very kind hearted woman, she will be missed. - Kathy Bateman and Bill James
Submitted by Kathy Bateman on Feb 11 2018 02:32:46 PM
Carol, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Peggy Herzog Anderson (‘67) on Feb 11 2018 02:30:46 PM
Sheryl, sending my condolences for the loss of your Mom. I have great memories of time spent with Bev and Sheryl in Puerto Rico. Bev and my Mom, Marion, were partners in fun, enjoying all that Puerto Rico had to offer. Bev was like a second Mom to me. There was always lots of love and laughter in their house. Rest in Peace, Beverly!! Love, Laurie Voyna-Fuchs
Submitted by Laurie Fuchs on Feb 11 2018 01:26:11 PM
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Melanie Gates lit a candle on Feb 11 2018 11:15:15 AM
Dear Carol, Patti and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sending hugs your way.
Submitted by Brenda Wallace ('67) on Feb 10 2018 06:05:05 PM
Carol, I’m so sorry for your loss. God Bless & hugs!
Submitted by Lou Hatcher Kryder on Feb 10 2018 05:14:15 PM
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