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Beverly A. Oakes


Beverly A. Oakes, age 59, of Columbus, OH passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Columbus on May 27, 1959.

Preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruby Ogilvie and sister, Marilyn Politis.

She is survived by her mother, Jean Hale; step-father, Eric Tubbs; life partner, Otis Ray; daughters, Eboni (Adam) Compnotta and Tia Oakes; sister, Debra (Isaac) Chandler; brother, Michael (Tammy) Hale; granddaughter, Jamia Sanford; grandsons, Elijah Richardson and Alex; pet companions, Biggie and Jackson; special friends, Vanessa Todd and Ronnie Wallace; along with nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sanjay Yadav, Dr. Andrew Kowalewsky and Kindred Hospice.

In keeping with Beverly’s wishes, cremation will take place with no visitation or services.

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  • Ronnie Wallace says:

    Hard to let this amazing friend go! She was like a sister to me and will never be forgotten!! She fought a long hard fight I would not have been with us as long as she was with out her sister Deb!! The pain that me Mary and Shel feel is nothing compared to what Deb is going threw!! Never have I seen to sisters as close as Bev and Deb!! Our Hart’s break Deb!! You to meant the world to each other!! A love and a bond like no other!! Until we meet agin my sweet friend!!

  • Mary Burris says:

    Ronnie told me years ago that he wanted me to met someone he knew. Said she was just “one cool chick” and he couldn’t have described her any better. That’s exactly who she was. I wish I had gotten more time to spend with her. She fought such a hard battle for so long to live. She had a huge heart full of love and kindness for whoever she met No matter how bad she was feeling she always asked about Michelle Heaven has gained an angel for sure just wish we could have kept her longer with us. Deb you were the best sister anyone could have hoped for. Bev had her angel here in you. Ronnie will be heartbroken for a long time My deepest heart felt sympathy for all who knew Bev.

  • Mandy says:

    Beverly Oakes was one of the, strongest, most beautiful, amazing, women I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. You will not find a person on this earth with a heart as pure and loving. She was the most selfless person and no matter her situation or how she felt, was still always thinking and helping everyone else before herself. She left her mark on this world, and the hearts of everyone who crossed her path, even if only for a short moment in time. Heaven without a doubt gained an Angel. We will all miss her greatly, but she will live on in the hearts of everyone she has inspired.
    I can’t imagine the loss and sadness her family is experiencing right now, but you all will be in my prayers.

  • Ashley Barker says:

    Bev was amazing! She was a second mother to me, she took me in and treated me like one of her own. She never judge, or made people feel anything less than great. She was phenomenal and will be missed. Love you so much bev.

  • Earl Hunter Jr. says:

    I met her once and didn’t know her well. I knew of her and about her through Deb and Ike.
    She was loved by many and she was deserving of that love because she loved and it was evident.
    She fought a long and hard fight all the while thinking of others.
    She suffers no more and has truly earned her Wings.
    To the family and friends that remain behind in this world I pray for Peace, Comfort and Understanding

  • chrlz grooms says:

    HAPPY Birthday Bev! Your New Birth to Heaven is now complete. My joy is that you are at rest and now in Peace. My sorrow is that you will be surely missed by those who Truly Love You and enjoyed your dynamic presence. My Sincere Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Family and ESPECIALLY to her life long BESTIE FRIEND Debbie. Love Always, chrlz g’

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