Kerry Brooks Beverly

April 22, 2020
Kerry Brooks Beverly

Kerry Brooks Beverly, 59, passed away in his home in Williamsburg on April 22, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kerry was born to the late Philip E. Beverly and Elizabeth Ivey Beverly in Portsmouth, Virginia. After graduating Manor High School, Kerry then went on to graduate in 1985 from the Apprenticeship Program of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, starting a career that spanned over 34 years. He retired as a quality assurance manager in 2016. He was an avid scuba diver and achieved advanced open water diver certification. He was also a cruise enthusiast, having been on over thirty cruises. When he wasn’t traveling, he devoted his time to his salt water fish aquariums. Kerry faithfully attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth.

Along with his parents he was predeceased by his nephew, George A. Beverly. Survivors include his loving wife, Carey Haus Beverly; brother, Jeffery B. Beverly (Charlotte); sister, Vicki B. Gaffney (Bill); nephew, Bryan E. Beverly (Christina); many cousins and extended relatives and his beloved PBGV dogs.

A Requiem Eucharist will be held at St. John’s Church, Portsmouth, at a later date when circumstances allow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Kerry’s name to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St. Portsmouth, VA 23704 or to the PBGV Health and Rescue Foundation, 10832 NE Country Club Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.


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  • April 24, 2020
    Ulla lit a candle:
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  • April 24, 2020
    Wayne Craigmiles says:
    Kerry was a strong man and took life as it came to him. I am sorry to see him go, but am glad he is no longer suffering. Let;s hope he is playing with his dogs that proceeded him and finding a great place to dive. God bless him and his family in this time.

  • April 26, 2020
    Kim Rosenfeld says:
    Carey, thinking about you and sending prayers. Please let me know if need anything.

  • April 26, 2020
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  • April 26, 2020
    TERRY SCHULER says:
    I knew Kerry from meeting him in 1984 at a church I attended then and then from Norfolk Naval Shipyard.I also am good friends with his sister Vicki Beverly Gaffney and her husband Bill.Kerry was always friendly and had a smile on his face when I talked to him and I am sorry for all the family and friends who are grieving his loss.After reading about him I saw he was interested in some unique things such as scuba diving! I am praying for you Vicki and all your family and know God will carry you through this and we will see Kerry again One Day!!