On Tuesday evening, May 8, 2012, Mrs. Beal entered her home in Heaven. She will be forever remembered by her family for her love and devotion throughout their lives.
Born December 1, 1934 in Gaston County, NC, Joan was the daughter of the late James Frank Broome and Floy Edwards Broome. She was a member of Sunset Road Baptist Church.
Mrs. Beal's family includes Robert (Kermit) Beal Jr., her husband of 60 years; and four children, Stephanie Hinson (Rodney) of China Grove, Karen Barkley (Butch) and Kermit Beal, both of Charlotte, and Tracy Love (Murray) of Huntersville; as well as seven grandchildren, Kim Propst, Ashley Kwon, Nicole Mullis, Lauren Barkley, Webster Beal, Brittany Love and Savannah Love; and five great grandchildren, Kayla, Casey, Griffin, Aiden and Kanden.
A celebration of Mrs. Beal's life will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, May 11th in the chapel of Forest Lawn West Funeral Home with her pastor, Reverend Steve Bass, officiating. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.
Heartfelt thanks is expressed to the staff of Olde Knox Commons for the wonderful care given Mrs. Beal during the past two years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sunset Road Baptist Church, 2317 Sunset Road, Charlotte, NC 28216.