Celebration of Life for My Mother, Beverly Angela Rembert / by Shanelle Gabriel

BEVERLY ANGELA REMBERT

September 9th & 10th, 1959- November 24th 2012

"Don't worry; God just wanted His angel back."

 

Truly an angel on earth, Beverly Angela Rembert was born on September 9th and 10th, 1953 (she celebrated it on both days) in Trinidad, West Indies to Marjorie Washington and Francis Meyers. She was the only girl of her immediate siblings, Emerson, David, and Michael but was later on joined by sister Nancy and another brother named Nicholas. After growing up in Diego Martin, Trinidad, she went on to live in Toronto, Canada, Brooklyn, New York, and then settled in northern Florida. A trendy lady, Beverly would not let anyone see her at less than her best, and was known for self-altering her clothes so they'd best fit her. Able to light up any room with her fun-loving spirit and sincere heart, Beverly always knew how to have a good time and always made sure others in the room were doing the same.

 

While Beverly frequently said she "kissed a few frogs to find her prince," through those relationships, she gave birth to two girls, Michelle and Shanelle. She loved spending time talking, shopping, and laughing with them as well bragging about them to others. She was more than a mother to them; she was a best friend who shared advice, kept secrets, and wanted nothing but the best for her girls. She later spent several years caring for Jakiya Anderson (13) who she loved and considered her third daugther. Michelle and her husband Napoleon Meadors IV would later give her two grandchildren, Kaden Pace (2) and Princeton Ellis (9 months) who Beverly was blessed to care for during their early years in Atlanta, GA. 

 

After years of living in Tampa, Florida, Beverly searched for a prince and found her king in Anthony "Tony" Rembert, her husband of 17 years. Their union blessed her with three step-children, Aubrey, Ashley, and Airess. Beverly brought joy to his heart, and he showed her a pure love she had never seen before. Her daughters can recall her saying, "I wish I could make two copies of him, so that you both can have someone just as wonderful in your lives." Beverly took pride in taking care of her husband, and Anthony did the same for her, especially after her diagnosis, never leaving her side for a moment. Their love was an unconditional one which flourished to be a prime example of marriage to all those who knew them. 

 

Beverly passed in peace on November 24th, 2012 at Florida Medical Center after a year long battle with lung cancer. In meeting her, you would never know she was ill; never did she let this disease change her bubbly spirit and positive outlook on life. Beverly was always a fighter for what she believed in, and she knew God would keep her strong throughout this ordeal. In her last days, she stated that she lived a full, joyous life filled with wonderful memories and beautiful people, and was ready to meet her Creator. Her peace led her to request a Celebration of Life rather than a funeral. She wanted people wearing bright colors and, in her words, "No tears. No crying for me." Only an angel could leave such an impact on those around her, and Beverly Angela Rembert, our angel on earth, will be deeply missed.