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Celebrating the life of

Beverly Ann Williams

November 13, 1954 - January 18, 2023

Beverly Ann Williams

Beverly Ann Williams passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on January 18, 2023, after a short illness.
Beverly was born on November 13, 1954 in Tulsa, Ok to Edward and Zona VanArsdale. 

Beverly attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK.  Beverly moved to Savannah in 1989 and worked for the State as a Sign Language Interpreter and most recently was employed by Savannah College of Art and Design as a creativity counselor and coordinator of Deaf Services. Beverly’s passion was serving others; she was very proud to have signed for President George Bush, and always enjoyed her time signing in the courtroom.  

On March 13, 1992, Beverly married the love of her life, Phillip Anthony Williams. Beverly’s passion was her family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Beverly never allowed printed material on her table, and she knew how to present a beautiful home cooked meal with all the trimmings.   Beverly was extremely creative, she loved working with beads and decorating. She had a love for wildlife….and all animals, and she loved salty marsh air and traveling. She was on the final voyage the Queen Elizabeth II and loved collecting all things “Titantic”.

In addition to her husband Phillip, Beverly leaves behind her parents, Edward and Zona; sister, Reva Kay VanArsdale of Tulsa, Ok; her fur baby, Rocky, an Australian Terrier; two brothers-in-law, Timothy Williams and Charles Castell; stepmother, Faye Williams; sister-in-law, Tabitha McCulloch (Steve); nephew, Wade MuCulloch; niece, Tyler MuCulloch; and a host of relatives and friends that will dearly miss her. 

 A gathering of family and friends celebrating her life will be on Friday, January 20, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 

Beverly will be laid to rest in the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C. 

Beverly’s family would like to thank all of her friends for their prayers; love and support during her illness. 




Thinking of your family and friends as you grieve for Beverly. She will live on forever in your hearts.

- Jean Grant, YUKON, OK

I have known Phillip for a short time but he quickly became a friend and someone I consider family. I never knew Beverly but I knew Phillip had the one.

- Austin Eskew, Savannah, GA

Bev was a wonderful woman.

- Pat Mooney, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Beverly was the epitome of love, beauty, and grace; always putting others before herself. Heartfelt condolences to all who now grieve because she blessed so many. May she rest in eternal peace.

- Paula Thurmond, Little Rock, Arkansas

I enjoyed seeing all of the family pictures. Brings back many wonderful memories of Beverly. We loved her very much and will always remember.

- Mike & Cindy Newell, Buena Vista, CO

Phillip, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful wife, Bev. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to your lives without her.

- Christine Savage, Savannah, GA

Phillip, Sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. Beautiful obituary. She had an amazing life.. Thinking of you.

- Susan Connelly, Savannah , Ga

Phillip: We left Savannah on a trip last Saturday and are returning tomorrow evening. Karen and I were so sorry to hear of your wife’s death. We know she is in a better place now but the suddenness of her passing still hurts. We wish we were there to celebrate her life with you in person , but please know that we are there in spirit. May God be with you and your family during this time. Karen and John Evans

- John Evans, Savannah, GA

Beverly was my cousin, the last time I saw her was in 1970. I so much enjoyed visiting with her and Kay when we were there and got to spend a few days with them. I am so sorry for all of you that knew and loved her. May you receive comfort from above and may God just hold all of you in His arms.

- Ginger King, Reno, NV

Phillip, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your lovely wife, Beverly. I only just saw your post and am sorry I missed the gathering to celebrate her life - it was a beautiful and meaningful one. Beverly was a sweet woman with a smile that could light up a room and a kind heart. She was a believer and I know she is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

- Rosemary Longueira , Savannah, GA

I am very sorry to have to lost my cousin. She was so kind when Ginger, myself Melba, Tincy, and mom went out Tulsa it's been years. How ever, a family sticks together forever. I pray for Edward and Zona for they have lost a lot! My mom Glena always spoke well of the family she cared so much for. May God bless.

- Melba Alldredge Hulley, Sacramento, CA

I am very sorry to have to lost my cousin. She was so kind when Ginger, myself Melba, Tincy, and mom went out Tulsa it's been years. How ever, a family sticks together forever. I pray for Edward and Zona for they have lost a lot! My mom Glena always spoke well of the family she cared so much for. May God bless.

- Melba Alldredge Hulley, Sacramento, CA

We were saddened to hear of Beverly’s passing. Our hearts are with you during these sorrowful days and prayers for peace surround you all.

- Dennis & Bobbi Loveless, Sand Springs, Ok 74063

To the Family of Beverly we send our prayers and support during this difficult time. Forever Friends from the past ♥️ Will and Deb Prater (Berryhill)

- Will and Deb Prater, Carthage, Mo

Beverly was such a beautiful and kind individual. I knew her in high school. Condolences to the family and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. God bless

- Penrod, Greenwood , Tx

I'm so sorry about your loss I just found out Beverly had passed away I went to Berryhill School all 12 years

- Phyllis Darden Stertefeldt, Bartlesville Oklahoma , Oklahoma

Speaking for many at SCAD, Beverly was so kind and always had our students’ success in mind. Beverly will be missed, sending the family love and prayers during this difficult time.

- Kristen & Steve Wheelock, Savannah, Georgia

Beverly immediately made me feel at home at work. She was one of the few people at work who took a genione interest in getting to know me. I will miss chatting about gardening and home improvements with her. Speaking with her was always just a joy. She barely knew me, but she treated me like a long-time friend. My condolences on your loss. Beverly was a spectacular person with an immense and kind heart.

- Ben Barbour, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A private burial will be held