Beverly
Beverly Jean Martin passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at UCLA Medical Center. Beverly was born on August 25, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois to Betty Jean Simmons. Betty moved the family to Los Angeles, California where Beverly attended school and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1973. She attended California State University, Northridge to study music, television and film before moving to Philadelphia to work in the record business. Beverly loved the record business and worked for several record companies. She loved creating popular music and making life long friends. She returned to Los Angeles and in 1984, Beverly gave birth to her daughter, Ivori. As a music publisher, Beverly helped young artists reach their potential through training and advice. In 1993, Beverly gave birth and raised her son, Masai. During this period, Beverly continued writing music and scripts for film and television. When Beverly was not working on her next project, you could find her cooking, entertaining others or just watching movies. Beverly simply loved movies. To cherish her memory, Beverly leaves her loving children; daughter, Ivori Angelika Harewood and son, Masai Christopher Maurice Morton; two brothers, Otis Martin and Maurice Simmons (Christine); two nieces, Shavonna L. Simmons and Maurine A. Simmons; one nephew, William Z. Simmons and one grand nephew, Jelani K. Jones and many friends. Funeral Services, Friday, June 26, 2009 at 2:00PM at McCormick Inglewood Chapel. Private Inurnment.

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  1. TO MY SWEET COUSIN BEVERLY, I REMEMBER OUR YOUNGER YEARS WHEN YOU CAME TO STAY WITH US FOR THE SUMMER. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN THOSE DAYS. I ALSO REMEMBER THE LATE NIGHTS STAY UP TALKING AND LAUGHING ABOUT SO MANY THINGS. A FEW YEARS AGO WE RECONNECTED AND I WAS SO HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU, KNOW THAT I LOVED YOU THEN AND NOW, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. LOVE ALWAYS, RON

  2. How I remember how much fun we had together when you spent that summer with Nikki and I. It’s memories of that nature that I hold so dearly to my heart. My prayers of strength and comfort go out to Maurice, Otis and the rest of the family in California. I’m here if needed. Love Always.

  3. Dear Beverly, I am so glad my children and I got a chance to spend a few Summer’s together with you back in the day when Betty bought you to Chicago for the Summer. I am glad that Ron had got back in contact with you calling and emailing each other. Through you both I was able to hear that Maurice & Otis were doing well. I am so sorry I could not be there at your going home. I will truly miss you. Love, Aunt Edie PS: I will keep in touch with your brothers.

  4. Beverly, Family is the one thing we do have may it be near or far you have always been on my mind, I will miss you. Love, Aunt Honey

  5. Beverly: May your soul rest in peace and await for eternal life to return. I will cherish our younger years together in the summers. Remember, when people use to say we looked like sisters. The Simmons’ genes were definitely strong. I just regret that we didn’t see one another in our older years. Just hold on to God’s comforting arms and he will take care of your children and brothers here on earth. I’m pretty sure we’ll meet again in another life. Love your cousin, Terri

  6. I will miss you and I will always love. Maurice and Otis, God is with you and he Blesses you. Beverly is at home and at peace. Love you

  7. To the Martin Family: Matthew 5 Verse 4: Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. I am the yougest son of Edie Simmons. I just wanted to give you some words of encourgement and to let you know that your extended family is thinking about you in your time of bereavement. May GOD continue to bless each of you. Much Love

  8. May you find peace knowing that Beverly is resting awaiting the Lord’s return. I pray that the Lord continue to comfort you and all of Beverly’s family and friends and will see you through these trying times. Sincerly. Glen Glen K. Simmons (Cousin) 1709 N. Keating Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60639

  9. Beverly, God saw you were weary so he did what he knew was best. He can and stood beside you and whispered come and rest. You bade now last fare well not even a goodbye only God knows why. Love, Aunt Rose

  10. To the family of Beverly Martin: Wishing you condolences from my family to yours. May God’s love keep you warm in your time of need.

  11. To the family of Beverly Martin: Wishing you condolences from my family to yours. May God’s love keep you warm in your time of need.

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