Beverly Jean (Broadnax) Smith

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Beverly Jean Smith was born on March 16, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio; the first born of the union of Luther Johnson and Iona Hoover Johnson. Beverly was a life-long resident of Columbus. She was the matriarch of the Johnson-Hoover family, a very strong willed individual and when asked, told you just how it was! Beverly met and married Arthur Lee Broadnax in 1957; and out of that union they had five children: Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin. Beverly loved being with and spending time with her family; especially children, grandchildren Brandon Broadnax, DerRick, DerRon Turner (Granny Girls Brittany Broadnax, Christina Turner, Devin Broadnax and Tynesha Broadnax) and also doted over her great grandchildren! By having 4 boys and married to an avid sports fan Beverly also loved her sports (especially the Kansas City Chiefs).

She was baptized in her early years at Union Grove Baptist Church. Later in life Beverly united with Bethany Baptist Church, where she was involved in several ministries and met and married her future husband the Reverend Stuart Dean Smith. Her ministry involvement included the senior usher board, senior choir and a member of Minister Wife’s and Widow Alliance. Also, supporting her husband, Reverend Smith ventured out to start Bethany’s outreach at the New Birth Ministries.

Beverly is preceded in death by parents Luther and Iona Johnson, husband the Reverend Stuart Dean Smith, siblings, Luther Jr, Allen, Eileen and Darren Johnson.
She leaves to cherish her memory children, Gary (Crystal) Broadnax, David (Jackie) Broadnax, Linda (Roosevelt) Turner, Elgin and Quintin Broadnax; sisters Carolyn Martin, Diane Hawkins, special cousin Izetta Brown, several nieces and nephews and cousins, family and friends.

PRIVATE Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well being and willingness to help you endure this difficult time.
    Thinking of you all.

    • Thank you Delores and Gavin, we appreciate your sentiments and condolences. For I know GOD is with us, always!!
      From Her Children; Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin and family

  2. Norman & Annette Barber & Family

    Those we hold in our Hearts Never Truly Leave us. They live on in the Kindnesses they showed, in comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives. Hold on to the memories, that you hold dear to your heart. May you find comfort in knowing that you have Friends to support you .Praying and knowing Our LORD will comfort you, during this very difficult time.
    Sending Love from from The Barber Family. Edmond, Oklahoma.

    • Thank you so much for your sentiments and prayers, it’s people like you and GOD that makes it easier to get through this difficult time. We appreciate it so much!

      From Her Children; Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin and family

  3. Andrea (Andi) Simon-Barrett

    Growing up around Stewart Dean and loving him like FAMILY, it was a no-brainer when he met and married Beverly that she too became FAMILY. I watched the children grow up and become great citizens of the world. May God give the family PEACE and COMFORT as you go through these times knowing that He will never leave nor forsake you. Hold on to the beautiful memories that you have of her and remember to laugh at the fun and joy she brought to your lives. I am praying mightily for the family. God bless you all.

    • Thank you so much Sis. Andi, we appreciate your sentiments and condolences. Thank you for it is sentiments like this and GOD that will helps us get through this difficult time.. Thank you again, May his blessings be with you always!

      From Her Cchildren; Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin

  4. Tim and Rhonda Davis

    May the peace of God be with you all during the difficult days ahead. May the love that Ms. Beverly deposited in her family be comforting as you cherish her memory. Love is infinite and never passes away!

    • Thank you Rhonda and Tim, I apprciate your thoughts and prayers. This is a hard one, but God!!! We know she is not suffering no more and she is resting in the arms of God!! Her Memory will live on!

      From her children: Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin.

  5. Tim and Rhonda Davis

    We send our deepest sympathy to the family of Beverly Smith. May God be your strength and staff to comfort and guide you during the difficult days ahead. Cast your cares on God, for He cares for you.

    • Thank you Rosalind for your prayers and condolences. May God bless you always!!
      Her Children; Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin

  6. Rosalind Lawrence-Groce

    I am praying for you during your time of bereavement. May you feel the peace of God, the warmth of His comfort and healing touch.

  7. The service was beautiful! I love you all!

    Cousin Cheryl

    • Thank you Cheryl, Chapel of Peace did an excellent job. Love you more, Your Cousins Gary, David, Linda, Elgin and Quintin

    • Thank you, Chapel of Peace did a great job! We love you too, Gary, David, Linda, Elgin aand Quintin!!!

  8. Debra L Stainback

    Debra Stainback Family

    We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Family as you all go through this difficult time be strong for each other I Love you all.

    • Thank you Debra for your condolences, we appreciate it. We love you more, Gary, David, Linda Elgin and Quintin.

  9. Jacqueline R. Harris Johnson

    Extending our heartfelt conolences to the Family. All are in our prayers. May God continue to guide you through these difficult times. Prayers to all.
    Jacqueline, Tiffeny, Jaymee, Janasia, and Journee.

  10. Thank you Jaqueline, for your condolences and prayers. She is resting in the arms of the Lord and this is what she wanted, so GOD granted her request. She is at Peace! Thank you to you and your family!! May His blessings be with you always!! With Love, her children, Gary, David, Linda, Elgin, Quintin and family.

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