Beverly was born into a military family in Baton Rouge, LA, on December 29, 1944. She traveled the world with her family to numerous locations, within and outside of the United States. She attended Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, AR, and graduated from Baton Rouge High School, in Baton Rouge, LA in 1962. She also Attended LSU. She met her husband, Norm, while her dad was stationed at Travis AFB, in Fairfield, CA. After Norm’s USAF service at Travis, they moved to Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and then Florida again in 2003 for retirement in Niceville. During her 24 years in Tennessee, she held leadership positions in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and received numerous awards and recognition for her efforts. Bev loved gardening, and while in Florida was very active in the Bluewater Bay Garden Club. Bev is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Norm, three sons, Mike and Steven (Wendy) of Elizabethton, TN and Andy (Natalie) of Knoxville, TN, a sister Pam Delaune (Bill) of Prairieville, LA, a brother Steve (Kamille) Jolissaint of, Colleyville, TX, a brother Greg (Debby) Jolissaint of Woodstock, MD, a sister-in law, Anne Marie Jolissaint of Little Elm,TX, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous friends and relatives throughout the country. She was predeceased by her parents, John M. and Joyce (Lacy) Jolissaint, and a brother, Jack Jolissaint, all of Baton Rouge. Beverly was a wonderful mother, a great cook and a loving soulmate. She left this world to join our Lord on January 9, 2022 after a long period dealing with a very rare disease called PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). We wish to recognize our loving neighbors who helped us when the only other option was to call 911, her daytime caretaker, Karola Hoerter, who loved Beverly and was very special, and lastly, our local hospice organization that supported us in every way possible. All are very much appreciated. Instead of a formal service, there will be a Celebration of Life gathering to be held at a location central to our children and her siblings at a time and place yet to be determined. We request any memorial gifts be directed to our local VITAS Hospice organization.
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