Beverly Jo Bland Gary, 68, of Orange, died Thursday, Sept. 27. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Harris Cemetery in West Orange, with Father Steve Leger officiating.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Born in Orange, on Dec. 8, 1943 at St. Francis Luther Hospital, Beverly was the daughter of Sherman and Dorothy Lee (Foreman) Bland. Beverly was an inspiration to us all. She had the will to live like no other. Up to her final breath, she fought with many illnesses, but in the end she went peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones. There was no other way out and the Dear Lord said “Come home, my child.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Dorothy Bland; sister, Kathy Duckworth; and granddaughter, Ashley Bland Guillory.

Beverly is survived by her sons, Micheal Bland of Orange, Ronnie Bland of Orange, and Sam Gary, Jr. of Beaumont; daughter, Melissa Comeaux of Bridge City; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters, Irene and Dorothy Bland; brothers, Steven, Glenn, and Gerald Bland; six nieces; seven nephews; and many friends who will miss her dearly.

Our love will always be with you, your strength will always be with us. Thank you for showing us that even when life is rough, you never give up until the Lord is ready to take you home with Him. You’re a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. You will truly be missed.

We want to thank the staff of The Meadows and Mid Jefferson Extended Care for the loving care shown to our beloved one during her final journey on Earth.