Meridian Star

Obituaries

May 3, 2013

Carla Beasley Drummond

MERIDIAN —     GULFPORT – Services for Carla Beasley Drummond will be held Saturday, at 3 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church sanctuary. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens with Riemann Family Funeral Home of Gulfport in charge of arrangements.

    Ms. Drummond, 45, of Gulfport, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. She was born on Nov. 9, 1967 in Meridian. Carla was a graduate of Meridian High School and attended college at Mississippi State University, where she earned a degree in early childhood development and a graduate degree in rehabilitation counseling. She was a senior counselor at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Gulfport, where she worked hard since 1998 to serve people with disabilities. She was a certified rehab counselor and a member of the Rehabilitation Association of Mississippi. Carla was part of the LEADRS Class of 2007 and received the MDRS Leadership Award that same year. She also served on the regional training team for the agency, where this past January they were awarded the agency’s Vision Award. She was a devoted member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Gulfport, Gulf Coast Blessings, South Mississippi Methodist Cursillo, and the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport. She was also an avid Mississippi State bulldog fan. Carla loved God, her family, and lived to serve others. She was a sweet, inspirational, and kind soul who was always smiling. She lived a beautiful, spiritual life with strength and determination and was a true blessing to so many lives. Carla loved spending time with her family and enjoyed travel, particularly to the beach or the mountains. She treasured being active and was passionate about many types of music. She loved her miniature dachshunds, Streudel and Cahlan.

    Survivors include her mother, Paula W. Beasley; sisters: Reja B. Klug (Russ) and Allison Beasley; brother, Charlie Beasley (Audrey); nieces: Kerianne Klug and Sara Ethan Beasley; nephews: Ryan Klug, Charlie Beasley Jr., Griffin Beasley, and Baker Beasley; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Charles O. Beasley; and, grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Calvin O. Beasley, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Wright.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in Gulfport, Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, or the Harrison County Family Court Shelter Fund.

    Tributes may be offered to the family at riemannfamily.com.

    Visitation will be today, at from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the church, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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