Beverly Qualls Obituary, Death – After a protracted and arduous struggle against cancer, Beverly Jean Qualls, age 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 9:22 p.m. in the comfort of her own home. She counted it a blessing to always be embraced by her warm and supportive family. Her parents, Herbert L. and Pauline Stepter Crosswhite, gave birth to Beverly on September 18th, 1935 in the town of Washington Court House, Ohio. She spent much of her childhood in Washington Court House, where she also received her high school diploma from Washington High School. She worked as a STNA for many years before retiring, during which time she helped a great number of patients.
Beverly was filled with immense pride of her family tree. She was a direct descendant of Madison Hemmings, who was the son of Sally Hemmings and historically rumored to be Thomas Jefferson, on the Crosswhite side of her family. The results of recent DNA tests have shown that there is a match to the Jefferson family’s male line. The Bloomingburg Cemetery is the final resting place of her great-great-grandmother, Harriet Hemmings Butler. Harriet was the daughter of Madison Hemmings and the granddaughter of Sally Hemmings. Beverly’s parents, three of her sons, Michael T. Qualls, Steven Gregory Qualls, and Robert Alan “Robbie” Qualls; three of her brothers, Robert Crosswhite and his wife, Jeanette, Norman Crosswhite, and Herbert D. “Herbie” Crosswhite; her sister, Alberta Steward; her aunts and uncles, Theresa Jones, Raleigh and Kate Stepter; three of her nieces, Robbin Crosswhite, Lesley Stepter, and Tina Cropss
She is survived by a daughter named Chiquita (Tony) Nash; a son named Anthony D’wayne Qualls; three grandchildren named Michael Nash, MicKenna Nash, and MiCayla (Quantez) Claybrooks; two great grandchildren named Memphis and Mykhal Claybrooks; two brothers named Earl (Toyia) Crosswhite and William (Rita) Crosswhite; and special cousins named Paula Stepter, Fulton (Ber The funeral is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God, located at 610 Harrison Street. The minister at the church, Pastor Patrick Gamble, will preside over the service. The burial will take place in the Washington Cemetery after the service. The visitation will take place at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 7:00 to 9:00 o’clock in the evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Second Chance Center of Hope located at 420 West Oakland Avenue or the First Church of God located at 610 Harrison Street in Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.