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Robbie Powell Beasley
Robbie Powell Beasley, 79, of Daleville, formerly of Newport News, wife of Bill Beasley, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. She was a native of Watha, NC, and was the daughter of the late John Lacey Powell and Annie Elizabeth Johnson. Robbie was the youngest of 13 children. She was raised on the family strawberry and tobacco farm before leaving to work for the Bank of Warwick in Newport News, where she met Bill, her husband of nearly 60 years.
After welcoming their children, Robbie worked as a homemaker. She later volunteered and worked serving others through her church, home health services, and as a physical therapy aide. Robbie and her husband retired to Daleville in 2005, becoming residents of The Glebe and living close by their children. Robbie was happiest when giving of herself to others in need or when holding a puppy in her arms. She also loved spending time in her garden growing beautiful flowers, a passion and talent shared by her sisters.
She is survived by her husband Bill and children, Billy and his wife, Karen of Daleville, VA, and Betsy of Glen Allen, VA, and many extended family members.
The family will receive friends and family at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, followed by services to celebrate her life at 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in her memory to The Glebe Benevolent Fund, 200 The Glebe Blvd, Daleville, VA 24083, or at https://lifespireliving.org/
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.