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Beulah May Jessie Lovett

April 4, 1928 — March 13, 2024

Beulah May Jessie Lovett

Edwards Small Mortuary announces with our deepest sympathy the passing of Beulah J. Lovett on March 13, 2024. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends.  

Beulah May Jessie Lovett, affectionately known by her grandchildren as “Dear Dear”, indeed had a beautiful soul.  Her beautiful soul, empathy, and positive energy reflected all that was good in the world, and she shared it with all she knew. Born on April 4, 1928, in Fort Valley, Georgia, she was the youngest child of Lonnie and Cora Baldwin Jessie. 

Beulah spent her formative years in Fort Valley, Georgia and received her formal education in the Peach County School System.  She was a star basketball player at Henry A. Hunt High School and was well known for her left hook shot. She went on to receive her diploma in 1945.  Her love of learning led her to seek a higher education, therefore she enrolled at Fort Valley State College and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education in 1950.  While at Fort Valley State, Beulah immersed herself in campus life, having played basketball and tennis.  She soon had her eye on what would become her beloved sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. where she enjoyed a sisterhood for nearly 74 years.

 She was married to Coleman Lovett and brought forth a loving and dedicated daughter, Linda J. Lovett Abrams who shared her Mother’s love of teaching and followed in her footsteps.  Both husband and daughter preceded her in death.  

Beulah began her career teaching in Vidalia, Georgia in 1950, which often generated fond memories for her. She spent the majority of her teaching career however, in the Bibb County School System.  She was a dedicated educator  who was compelled to motivate and train her students, all of whom held her in high regard. With an outstanding history of teaching 2nd grade at Charles H Bruce Elementary, she made the decision in 1985 to retire from molding and shaping young minds after 35 years of service.

Beulah loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age.  She grew up praising the Lord at Rhodes Chapel Traditional Primitive Baptist Church in Fort Valley, Georgia.  She became a member of First Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia in 1958.  During her years at First Baptist, she immersed herself in a number of activities, which included becoming a member of the choir, women’s auxiliary groups, and was a part of several programs and committees that furthered the church’s mission and commitment to the community.  In later years she was unable to attend church in person due to her health, but her church family always had a special place in her heart.

 Beulah J Lovett, aged 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Macon, Georgia, on March 13, 2024. Beulah leaves behind a legacy of love. She is survived by her grandchildren, Terrence Abrams (Tanya), Gena Abrams Cardoza (Eugene), and Jessica Abrams;  her Great Grandchildren Schenericka Abrams, Laquita Randolph,  Jameel Abrams, Haley Abrams, Eugene Cardoza, and Cara Cardoza; Great Great Grandchildren Antonio and Cartier; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends; along with special friends and neighbors, Keith and Sandra Tuggle and Polly Hunter and her family.

 Beulah May Jessie Lovett will be remembered as a devoted educator, supportive wife, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, a great friend, and excellent cook. Everything that came from her kitchen was made with love and good enough to serve at the finest establishments. Her grace, intellect, kindness, generosity, and beautiful spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


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