Obituary of Beatrice Pleasant
Kingsport – Beatrice Carter Pleasant, 88 of Kingsport, joined her husband of 69 years, Kenneth Pleasant, on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Born in Fairview, VA, she was a prayer warrior and faithful member of Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout her life, Bea embroidered hundreds of handkerchiefs that she prayed over as she lovingly hand-stitched each loop. She would give them away to family, friends and strangers as a way to witness and encourage others. Her handkerchiefs have reached as far as Canada, Germany, France and Japan. Bea was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She cherished her family with all her heart. Leaving behind a legacy of faith, hope and love, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Bea was a strong woman of faith believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love, and the beauty and peace that would await her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Isaac and Beunah Carter; and her sister, Marie Carter.
Left to cherish her precious memory are her children; son, Robert “Bill” Pleasant and wife Joann of Mayville, MI; daughter, Sharon Pleasant of Kingsport and daughter Linda Ryans and husband Billy of Kingsport; brother, William Carter and wife Mildred of Kingsport; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home.
A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Everett Lett officiating. Music will be provided by Hope Grogg and Christy Castle.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Indian Path Medical Center, Asbury Place and Smoky Mountain Home Health (special nurse Melissa).
Her relationship with our Heavenly Father was a reflection of her life. II Timothy 4: 6-8 “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1734 Forest View Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Pleasant family.