October 10, 1950 – September 2, 2014
October 10, 1950 – September 2, 2014
July 14, 1940 – September 1, 2014
December 24, 1932 – September 1, 2014
August 27, 1940 – September 1, 2014
January 3, 1934 – August 31, 2014
July 29, 1940 – August 31, 2014
July 5, 1949 – August 30, 2014
March 18, 1929 – August 29, 2014
November 12, 1927 – August 29, 2014
July 12, 1930 – August 28, 2014
April 4, 1925 – August 26, 2014
December 16, 1957 – August 26, 2014
January 1, 1954 – August 25, 2014
Beverly Adell was born to Terriel and Coreatha Thompson on January 1, 1954 in San Diego, California. She was the second born of four siblings. Beverly was admired and loved by her three siblings, older brother Terry, the late Shane Thompson, and younger sister Sequita. Beverly graduated from Kearny High School and received her certification to become a Long Distance Operator from Lincoln High School. In 1972, she joined the work force of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company immediately upon her graduation. Later Beverly married Benny Brown, and to this union was born their precious son Benny Brown Jr, now deceased.
Beverly was a beautiful, bright young woman who enjoyed life to the fullest. She was always active, energetic and striving to improve herself. Among her peers, she was the first to attend San Diego City College, setting an example for others to follow. Beverly loved fashion and art. She never left home without looking her best. Her style, jewelry and make-up personified fashion magazines; however, she still maintained an unassuming presence radiating beauty inside and out. Due to her warm personality she developed many friendships yet did not neglect what she considered her most important job, being a wonderful mother to her son Benny. They had a relationship of love and friendship. Beverly accepted the Lord early in her life, and she loved God profoundly. She once shared with her friend Evelyn how the Lord had filled her with His spirit and the joy she had in knowing Him an overwhelming sense of peace and happiness.
Beverly’s latter life was difficult due to the debilitating disease of Multiple Sclerosis. However, throughout these years, she received an abundance of care and comfort from her loving and dedicated mother, Coreatha. She was also cared for by many wonderful nurses who came to love her as well. Her sister Sequita assisted in her care during the last two years of her life. Sequita loved and admired her big sister very much, as did her brother Terry. Her niece Neco and her sons would visit every year. This brought Beverly and her mother extreme joy.
Beverly’s endearing personality, warm smile and friendly, outgoing spirit will always be remembered. She is at peace now and although we will miss her, we are happy she is no longer suffering and we are comforted in knowing she is with the Lord as there is no better place to be.
February 27, 1938 – August 24, 2014
December 7, 1945 – August 23, 2014
May 4, 1971 – August 21, 2014
April 11, 1964 – August 20, 2014
March 17, 1929 – August 20, 2014
June 13, 1957 – August 20, 2014
Mark Allen Terry, affectionately known as “Maypo” or “Uncle Mark” to most, was born on June 13, 1957 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Dorothy Terry and Oliver Todd. During his years of adolescence, he met and would later marry his teenage and high school love Estelle Terry. After graduating from Dickinson High School at 18, he enlisted in the United States Navy. In the four years of service to his country, he was an avid prominent member of the Navy basketball teams and also received recognition for being the first African American male in charge of running the postal service aboard the USS Hector.
After relocating to numerous places within California, “Maypo” settled in San Diego, California. During Mark’s and Estelle’s forty years of marriage they both would raise their family in the city of El Cajon, California. While living in El Cajon, he worked as a Knife Machinist at Buck Knives for twenty years and after the closing and relocation of Buck Knives he later found a home working at Sycuan Casino as a beloved member of the Drop Team for the past eight years, where he would often received praise and notoriety of being such a valued employee.
In his spare time, Mark could be found spending his time with his children and grandchildren, attending sporting events, cheering on his beloved Los Angeles Lakers and Pittsburgh Steelers, mastering his culinary skills on the grill, or relaxing around the house.
“Uncle Mark” to many was a fun loving man. He was a man of many, many, many words, who always gave his heartfelt expressions to those he cared about, and considered everyone his family. He had a smile that would light up the darkest room and felt it was extremely important to share his love for God to anyone he encountered.
Mark was preceded in death by his beloved mother Dorothy Terry, father Oliver Todd, and brother Elliot Terry, all of Jersey City, New Jersey. He went away to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at UCSD Hospital in San Diego, CA. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Estelle Terry of San Diego, three sons Tyrone (Kristy) Wiggins of San Diego, CA, Michael (Latashia) Curtis, Phillip (Tameka) Curtis all of Bayonne, New Jersey, two daughters Khaliha (Brandon) Page and Jessica Gibson all of San Diego, CA, His only sister Vanessa Terry of Jersey City, New Jersey. Father-in-Law Robert (Priscilla) Wiggins, Sr. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brother-in-law Robert Wiggins, Jr. and sister-in-law Paula Wiggins all of Jersey City New Jersey, fifteen grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
April 5, 1965 – August 20, 2014