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Beverly Annette Shuler Scott Knighton

January 8, 1951 - September 29, 2021

Beverly Annette Shuler Scott Knighton passed away on September 29, 2021.  She was born on January 8, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Larry Shuler and Louis “Lucy” Beverly Shuler Whitfield.

Beverly, also known as “BeBe”, moved to Lynchburg, Va.  At the age of 10 for a short while, however returned back to Cleveland until the age of 15 when her mother and brother decided to make Lynchburg their permanent home.

BeBe attended many schools and was a part of the Dunbar class of ’69, but because of integration, she spent her senior year attending E. C. Glass High School where she graduated.  In her heart and in her classmates’ eyes (who have shown a great deal of love), she will always be class of ’69 Dunbar Poets.

BeBe was a faithful member of Rivermont Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School.  No matter where BeBe lived, she always found a church home where she was active singing, teaching, preaching, praying, and praising the Lord.  She was devoted to her first love Jesus Christ.

BeBe was married twice; her first marriage was to Richard E. Scott, and her second marriage was to the late Donald A. Knighton.

BeBe is survived by one brother, Walter D. Whitfield (April) of Blythewood, S.C..; three daughters, Cassandra N. Scott and Courtney R. Scott of Lynchburg, Va., and LaDawn A. Knighton of Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Candace N. Robey (Aaron), Sharika M. Scott (Lewis), LeAngelo M. Hall, Jr., LeAnie M. Hall, Shiyeaz M. Scott, Kiante M. Burton, LeNiyah M. Hall, and Kenyart E. Boyd, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Malachi Z. Cash, Isaiah M. Hall, and Ariyah D. Burton; three nieces, TaNisha Williams (Eric), CaTisha Tillman (Raymond), and Courtney Whitfield (Joshua); eight grand-nieces and nephews, Eric Jr., Ethan and Elise Williams, Raymond Jr., Ryan, Robert, and Roman Tillman, and Joshua Ovard, Jr.; beloved cousins Charles and Elynor Rose, Larmore and Sherwood Beverly, and a host of many other relatives, friends, and adopted children.

And spiritually you will live on in each of us.  Your life was full of adventure and you handled your suffering with such dignity and grace.  You fought long and hard, and as you would say you were a walking, talking, shouting, preaching miracle.  Our hearts are heavy, and we will miss you, now rest in peace.  We will carry your zest for life in our hearts and wherever we go.  Love you Mom – from your three girls. Thank you for every lesson you’ve taught us.

BeBe’s funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Scott Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in repose Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 12 to 6 pm, Friday, October 8, 2021 8:30 to 6 pm at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, and also one hour prior to the service on October 9, 2021at Scott Zion Baptist Church. At the request of the family, please wear a mask and continue social distancing.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Click here to view BeBe’s tribute video

BeBe’s funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Scott Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in repose Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 12 to 6 pm, Friday, October 8, 2021 8:30 to 6 pm at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, and also one hour prior to the service on October 9, 2021at Scott Zion Baptist Church.

Condolences & Tributes

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I will forever cherish my last visit with Bebe. She had me laughing and talking trash, as she always did. Bebe you will never be forgotten. Your memory will live on forever. Sending my love and prayers to Cassie, Courtney, LaDawn and the rest of the family.

Posted by Tione on October 11, 2021

Beverly's senior portrait, from the E. C. Glass Class of '69 yearbook

Posted by Audrey Talley Haugan on October 10, 2021

Our deepest condolence from the E. C. Glass High Class of 1969. Cathy, I spoke with you a couple of years ago when I was trying to locate all the members of The Class of '69 to invite your mom to our 50th Reunion. I have just posted a tribute to her on our Class Facebook page along with her senior photo, which I'll attach to this link. Blessings and hugs to you and all of your family. I wish I had met your mom in our one intersecting year at Glass.

Posted by Audrey Talley Haugan on October 10, 2021

She was an Amazing Woman. Praise God for having met and known her.

Posted by Jarrod J Harris on October 9, 2021

Rest well Ms BeBe and thank you for touching my life. May God cover your girls & family with peace forever.

Posted by Taffi Guinyard on October 9, 2021

My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in Peace Bebe. Bebe was a beautiful person and a good friend. Until I see you again, much love. RIHP!!

Posted by Celonia Merrill on October 9, 2021

Such a beautiful woman, with a beautiful, energetic, out of this world personality, humor to make your laughs outburst from the inside. God has welcomed you in the Kingdom ,rest peacefully in his arms. Heaven couldn’t wait.

Posted by Courtney on October 9, 2021

You will be greatly missed. Your presence, your strength, your fight. You were truly one of a kind. Miss you and love you.

Posted by April Whitfield on October 8, 2021

Definitely going to miss the good laughs we shared. The boys and I love you Dea! Thank you everyone for your sympathy and kind words. Continue to pray for our family during this hard time.

Posted by Sharika on October 8, 2021

Family. Sending Love, Blessings, & Condolences in the Transitioning of Your Love One. BeBe was on the Battlefield for a Very Long Time for God. She fought a Long Journey with Her Health. She was Tired & Ready to be with God. My Dear Friend You Earned Your Wings, Now Rest in Peace in Heaven.

Posted by Charyle R Pearson on October 7, 2021

Family. Sending Love, Blessings, & Condolences in the Transitioning of Your Love One. BeBe was on the Battlefield for a Very Long Time for God. She fought a Long Journey with Her Health. She was Tired & Ready to be with God. My Dear Friend You Earned Your Wings, Now Rest in Peace in Heaven.

Posted by Charyle R Pearson on October 7, 2021

My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of Beverly. She was a long time family friend for many years. She was a warm, friendly, and caring person. She had an outgoing personality and loved life. She will truly be missed. Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. It gives you comfort to know she is with the Lord.

Posted by Kervinie Alexander on October 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear BeBe passed. She was always kind and sweet. I will miss seeing her at reunions. May her Family, with the help of Friends and Love Ones, get through this trying time. Love, Jasmeen

Posted by Jasmeen Payne (Millie) on October 5, 2021

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