A VICTORIOUS LIFE WELL LIVED
Beverly Ann Judge Davis was the first and only child born to the late Silas Judge and Annie Davis on July 2, 1944. She was absolutely adored by her mother Annie from whom she inherited her distinct sense of style and unwavering faith.
As a young child, Beverly received her education through the Jersey City Public school system, Graduating from Lincoln High School at the age of 16. She continued her education at East Orange General School of Nursing where she received her Nursing Diploma in 1967. She furthered her education at Marymount Manhattan College in Tarrytown, NY graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1975. As a lifelong learner, she continued her professional development at Concordia University, The College of Saint Elizabeth, and Rutgers University School of Social Work. In addition to the aforementioned educational pursuits, Beverly was awarded the prestigious Rutgers University School of Nursing Fellowship near the twilight of her successful career.
On April 12, 1970, Beverly Ann Judge married her soulmate and true love Gerald A. Davis in Jersey City, New Jersey; following a brief engagement after a “blind date” arranged by a mutual friend, Juliette Allen from Jersey City, New Jersey. For the many who have known Beverly over the years, it was crystal clear that she was totally devoted and inseparable from her beloved husband, Gerald “Jerry” Davis.
Her greatest strength was her faith and her duty to family and church. Beverly was extremely active in ministry and community. Her continued commitment to serve was recognized when she was honored by The Rotary Club of Morristown, NJ in 2000. She was critically acclaimed for her service to the public in raising health awareness through a series of community health initiatives. In addition, she was later recognized by various locally elected officials for her contributions to help make September Minority Health Month in the state of New Jersey.
Beverly acknowledged God in every way and relied upon the Lord with commitment and consistency. She had tremendous discipline when it came to the study and application of the gospel. She was courageous in facing life’s challenges because of her faith in Christ. She spoke out when necessary and always was a champion for what was right. She was a woman that inspired a standard of excellence to those she encountered. She loved to learn and give God her best as evidenced in her leadership, career, ministry endeavors, and in life.
Beverly started her nursing career in Brooklyn, New York, first as a Team Leader for Maimonides Mental Health Center in 1970. She excelled in her career to become a supervisor of nurses in 1978 at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. While there for nearly 25 years, she rose through the ranks for her dedicated service. Recognized for many achievements, she retired as the assistant director of nursing in 2002. In 2003 she became the Coordinator of African-American Outreach for Morristown Memorial Hospital fulfilling her mission to raise community health awareness around disease prevention and early detection.
Beverly was a beautiful, thoughtful and generous person by nature with a giving heart. She cheerfully gave of herself and loved to host gatherings at her home. She had phenomenal culinary skills and abilities, loved antiques, and had a unique touch for home decor. Always well dressed Beverly was indeed a lady of fashion and flair, even in the smallest of details, whenever she was out-and-about.
In 2004, Beverly and her husband Gerald prayerfully migrated from Morristown, NJ where they became residents in the quaint Scott’s Pond neighborhood of Williamsburg, Virginia.
After prayerful reflection, she felt led to move back to New Jersey in 2019. It was then that she became a resident of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where she looked forward to decorating her new home, joining the local faith community, and reconnecting with friends and family.
She gave all the honor and glory to God for all her achievements, blessings, and gifts. She is survived by her beloved cousin, Craig Felder (Alysia), and sister-in-christ, Eliza Davis. She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Davis, parents Annie Judge and Silas Judge. Beverly also leaves behind to cherish her memories a host of cousins, godchildren, church family, and many caring friends.
A viewing will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Service, 201 Sandford Street New Brunswick, NJ 0890. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 4002 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Virginia with the Rev. Ronald A. Ellis officiating. She will then be laid to rest at Williamsburg Memorial Park, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com. Services in New Jersey entrusted to the staff of Anderson Funeral Services, New Brunswick, N/ew Jersey.
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