Mary Beth Gbeve, 45, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Just imagine that I’m a ghost and got to come back and write my own obituary or you guys picked someone to write it that knew me well enough that you’ll be tripping asking, "Did Beth really write it?"
On September 20th, 1974, I was given the gift of life and on January 7th, 2020, I had to give my gift back way too soon. Although, it was much too soon, I was blessed y’all. I was lucky to have traveled across this whole country and beyond, lucky to have loved, and most importantly, to have been loved and for this I am grateful. If I could have foreseen 1/7/2020, there are a few things I might have done differently; like I know for sure, I would have hugged my children and grandchildren a little longer and tighter, probably said Eff 45 one last time for the hell of it, probably took a quick selfie for the book, because I know y'all didn’t mind seeing my fine face on y'alls timeline.
No, but seriously, spending any time worrying about regrets; nah, I don’t think I would have wasted too much time on that. I lived my life. There were times that life wasn’t easy, but I bossed through those hard times and became a stronger woman. The good times when I felt like I was on top of the world, I humbly went through those times and always remained solid. Through smiles, tears, good or bad, I was Mary Beth to the fullest and anyone that knew me knows that. Most importantly, anyone that knew me knew that for me, being the best damn mom and Nana that I could be was really all that ever really mattered.
Being the best damn daughter was really high on my priority list, but you all know that I was preceded in death by my mama, Sissy. She was my rock and losing her was hard. Knowing that type of hurt I felt and now my babies are going through that… It hurts.
Jasmine, Emerald, Jovan, and Sapphire, if I could have been lucky enough to spend just five more minutes with each of you, I can’t think of any long, deep conversations I wanted to have, or any last words of wisdom, I would have just spent our last time together, holding y’all and telling you all how much I loved each of you. To my grandbabies, Kylen, Layla bug, Miyah, Logan, Liam, Leelee, Jaden, and Dakkota, Nana would have just loved on y’all and kissed each of your beautiful faces. Thinking about the beautiful babies I made, and the beautiful babies they made, this is hard…. But I know I’m leaving, four, strong, intelligent, capable young adults. I love you guys so much…. Take care of each other. Don’t take this life for granted. Take care of each other, those babies, and most importantly yourselves. I was proud to be your mama, and I was so proud of all four of my babies. I love you, To Infinity & Beyond.
To those of you I leave behind, my big brother, Bubba, Daddy, my sisters, Tina and Toni, friends, family, my friends that were like my family, my many much-loved nieces and nephews, in-laws, and those that always had my back, to the man that had my heart, and to all those that never folded, I love you guys. Thank you for getting on that highway and coming out on this cold Monday morning to come holla atcha girl one last time. Please take care of each other and take care of yourselves. You’re born, you blink, and it’s over, so don’t take any of your moments for granted.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the KINLEY Funeral Home Chapel.
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