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Gale Beatty

May 30, 1965 - July 13, 2023

Gale Beatty, 58, took her rest peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 7:03 AM at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born May 30, 1965, to John Darby and Ruth Darby and the spouse of Larry Beatty of 34 years.

She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many. More than she loved people, she loved Jesus and strived every day to live like him and show others his love. Gale was the epitome of strength, endurance, and faith. She was a member of Blue Ridge Community Church. She enjoyed music, family and pouring into her friendships. Her life was an act of worship. She loved her husband, daughter and family immensely. She held many occupations, but her most recent one being an employee of Genworth Financial, where she worked for 18 years until her health declined.

In addition to her husband, Gale is survived by her daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Beatty (Miguel). Her brother, Vendale Darby. Her twin sister, Dale (James) Hubbard, sister Kimberly (Jay) Logan, brother in law, Tony Beatty and sister in law, Lisa Waugh-Harris. Nephews, Darius (Padishia) Logan, Adrien Dexter Harris, niece, Danielle Logan and great-nephews Eli and Judah Logan.

As we mourn her loss, we do so with the intention to celebrate the impact she had on this world. She has left an imprint on this world and has shown us what faith looks like. She was the type of person who chose to see every situation through the lens of Christ. Her family meant more to her than anything. To know her was to truly love her.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502, from 5-8 PM. Her celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Destiny Christian Fellowship, 615 Perrymont Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24502 at 1 PM.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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We wish we could be the to celebrate the life of such a Godly woman and family. Deepest regards and prayers.

Posted by Michael T. Alm on July 27, 2023

To the immediate family parent, siblings and relative. I extend my sincere condolences to you. May God hold you close and His blessings be upon each of you.

Posted by Diane Mack-Anderson on July 21, 2023

So sorry for your loss Kim and family..Prayers sent to you and family..

Posted by Lula Carter on July 21, 2023

Gale was such a sweet and loving person and was one of my dearest friends. I’m going to miss our conversations. Rest easy my friend and I’ll see you when I get on the other side. Praying for Larry, Lauren and the family.

Posted by Phyllis Allen on July 21, 2023

To the Beatty My Deepest heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences to the Family Earth Has No Sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May God Continues To Strengthen and comfort you all Rev. Mary Woodruff

Posted by Rev. Mary Woodruff on July 20, 2023

Gale was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She never spoke bad about anyone. She loved and was so proud of her family. I thank god for letting her be my friend. Rip dear sweet lady. Love always Ginny

Posted by Ginny McDowell on July 20, 2023

Sending my heartfelt condolences and love to the Entire Family.May God wrap his loving arms around family and give them peace and strength.

Posted by Tina Scott on July 20, 2023

My condolences i worked with Gale at Genworth. She had a gentle spirit. Rest has been give to a weary body 🕊 and now her soul can soar.

Posted by Anonymous on July 19, 2023

Gale was such a beautiful soul and she was always smiling (I so loved her smile). I was so very sorry and saddened to hear of her passing, she will be missed. We were blessed and I’m grateful she shared her gift (playing the keyboard) so GOD could get the glory! My deepest condolences to Larry, Lauren, and all who loved her. GOD is faithful!

Posted by Stacie Rose on July 18, 2023

Larry I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. My condolences to you and family.

Posted by Eva on July 17, 2023

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Beatty. She was truly a wonderful person. I enjoyed our talks. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you all be comforted with memories and find peace on her salvation.

Posted by Carl Falls, RN on July 17, 2023

Sending Prayers of Comfort to the Family. I will always remember Gale smiling no matter how she felt when she would come to the office for her appointments. Cherish your memories. Blessings

Posted by Chonna N. Kidd on July 17, 2023

My family and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Beatty family. I have known Larry for many years and I am thankful to know Gale through him. You all will remain in our prayers!

Posted by Vincent Avery on July 17, 2023

Remembering Gale as the sweetest and most kindhearted person will be easy! I'm grateful for the years of hugs, smiles, and joy that she brought to our family. Her loving presence will never be forgotten. Sending love and comfort to Larry, Lauren, and the family.

Posted by Craig and Kelly Bryant on July 16, 2023

My love, thoughts and prayers are with you Larry, Lauren and family during this difficult time. May the Lord give you comfort and peace in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Regina Beatty on July 16, 2023

In times like these, there’s so much we don’t understand, so all that’s really left is to hold on tight to the One who does our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gale will be truly missed. Praying for Larry and the family.

Posted by Claudette Kelly on July 16, 2023

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Larry you and your family are in my thoughts. May Gales loving memories be with you all forever.

Posted by Tina Mickles on July 16, 2023

Mrs Gale was such a kind loving person with the most beautiful smile! She had such a talent for playing anointed music and I was blessed to worship with her. I can't begin to express how sorry I am to hear of the loss of such a beautiful soul! She was well loved and therefore, will be missed greatly. My prayers are with the whole family especially Larry and Lauren!

Posted by Temika Younger on July 16, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss, keeping you all in my prayers. God bless you.

Posted by Brenda Gunter on July 16, 2023

Family, continue to hold on to God's unchanging hands. You all are continually in my prayers 🙏 I love you all and Jesus loves you more💖

Posted by Terrell Spivey on July 15, 2023

Condolences to the Darby and Beatty families. Praying for peace and God’s comfort during this time of grief and sorrow.

Posted by Anonymous on July 15, 2023

What a special person my twin sister was. I will truly miss her but so blessed to have had her with me for 58 years. RIH my love, my beautiful twin sister 🙏🏽🙏🏽you will never be forgotten 💙💙

Posted by Dale on July 15, 2023

Gale was a beautiful person on the inside and outside; a rare combination. Her infectious smile lit up a room. I am honored to have known such a kind and faith-filled woman, and will cherish the memories I have of her in my heart forever! My dear friend, Larry… keep the memories of Gale alive. I’m sure she is in the arms of our Savior, Father God. I love that we can all look forward to Eternity together. Sweet Lauren, you were your Mother’s pride and joy! Please know that I am keeping you, your Dad, and extended family in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of all peace and comfort be with you as you grieve. Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Paige

Posted by Shannon Paige McGann on July 15, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God continue to comfort your heart.

Posted by Sherry Marcus Stone on July 15, 2023

Sorry for the loss of Ms Gale's passing and my condolences goes to the family. God is holding her in his arms now

Posted by Pamela Perry on July 15, 2023

Much love to Larry and Lauren and family. Though hearts are saddened at the loss of one so dear, the testimony remaining of Gale as a strong soldier in Christ is uplifting and challenging to those who remain to make sure we solidify our walk with Jesus. Blessings, love & prayers

Posted by Gerald & Joyce Beatty on July 15, 2023

Thank you Beatty Family for sharing your loved one with us. We are trusting in God's comfort and strength for you now and in the days to come. Gale was a beautiful radiant soul. Her life exemplified the best of humanity. She was one of the most compassionate soft-spoken people I've ever known. She left something special with each of us. Rest on my sister til we meet again.

Posted by Sylvia Hobson on July 15, 2023

Celebrating a Birthday party Gale was giving her husband Larry to say Thank you to him for everything and being supportive always. Gale loved the Lord and Loved her family and friends and love her music. Strong woman of Faith. Sweet Spirit and so humble.

Posted by Mrs. Valerie R. Anderson on July 15, 2023

We are praying for God's strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Jeffrey & Gleenda Graham on July 15, 2023

Gale was married to my cousin and she became my cousin and Sister-In-Christ! She was filled with love, joy, and peace. We will hold memories of her in our hearts forever!!! Praying for her Dear Family!!!

Posted by Luby & Denise Harvey on July 15, 2023

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