Beverly Ann Leone

Born on December 17, 1955 in St. Charleston, West Virginia
Departed on January 17, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida

Beverly Ann Leone, A.K.A: Mimi, unexpectedly and peacefully passed away Monday morning January 17th, in her home, at the age of 66. She was born on December 17th, 1955 in Charleston, West Virginia. She graduated from Sissonville High School, at the age of 24 she moved with her daughter Nichole to Florida to be close to her family, that relocated to Melbourne area in 1978. She later married her husband of 26 years, Michael Leone.

She is survived by her husband, Michael, parents, Robert and Barbara Harpold, three brothers, David Harpold, Glenn Harpold, and Mark Harpold, her sister Kathy Whiting, her two children, Nichole D’Arco and Matthew Ockwell, daughter in law Julia Ockwell and two grandchildren, Isabell Ockwell and another on the way along with many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Beverly loved Jesus and would often sing to him when she couldn’t sleep. Having accepted Christ early in life, Beverly was raised Baptist and never let go of her faith. During her 42 years in Melbourne, Beverly served at Bethany Baptist, Eau Gallie First Baptist and Calvary Chapel, Melbourne. Beverly loved people and always chose professions that allowed her to talk to others and share her faith. She has been a nail technician, owned Executive Answering Service and was a licensed realtor.

Beverly was always up for an adventure and loved cruises and traveling. Whether a vacation or mission trip, her travels took her to Japan, Thailand, Ecuador, Europe, Mexico, Israel, Canada, Nassau, Bahamas, Free Port, most Caribbean Islands and Alaska. When unable to travel, she spent time walking on the beach and admiring the ocean.

Beverly loved her husband, children, granddaughter, dogs Luci and Dexter, and all others unconditionally never meeting a stranger and talking to everyone. She was a peacemaker, filled with love, joy and sparkle. Small in stature with a larger-than-life personality, she made sure that others joined in her daily adventures which may have been a garage sale where she could negotiate to win a good deal. Regardless of what the adventure was, all would get a giggle and walk away a little happier because she was in their day.

Beverly was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 but did not let that define her as she masked her pain with her smile and sense of humor. Always with a heart for others, she donated her organs to science and her eyes to help someone else see. Beverly’s life may have been cut short, but her contagious smile, positive attitude, and her love to help strangers touched the hearts of all the people she met through her life. There are few places she has been to that don’t hold a tender memory of her.

Arrangements are being made through Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne. Her service will be held at the Viera Calvary Church Melbourne campus located at 2852 Fellowship Place, Viera, FL 32940 on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 12:30 pm with a Celebration of Life fellowship immediately following.

In lieu of flowers please make a donate to St. Jude Children Research Hospital in memory of Beverly Leone.

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Jackie Goldsmith from Melbourne wrote on January 28, 2022:
Bev will be missed; her spunk, her smile, and her positivity were all such wonderful traits. She's now celebrating in Heaven with her perfect healing.
Kathy Rutt from Melbourne wrote on January 28, 2022:
Fun, wacky and full of laughter is how I think of Bev. Times with her were always an adventure. I'm so glad that Bev is with her beloved Jesus living in God's Glory. She is terribly missed but, boy, will she have exciting stories when we meet again someday. I love you my sister!
Lucy Alicea from Melbourne wrote on January 27, 2022:
Beverly lived her life fully -- she was full of passion for life, adventure, people and when she went shopping it was an amazing experience to watch her. What she liked, she bought with a lot of enthusiasm and quickly displayed it in her beautiful home. Beverly left so many wonderful memories behind and will never be forgotten. I'm sure she's exploring everything in Heaven and having a great time and, when I go there, she will quickly grab my hand and tell me about all her adventures in Heaven. Miss you Bev. Say Hello to Jesus for me. Love you.
Mona Stevenson from Melbourne, FL wrote on January 25, 2022:
Too soon for us my friend but know that you are celebrating your Jesus and your new body that no longer hurts. There will never be a day when I think of you and not smile. I love you and will continue to pray for the family exactly how you have asked.
Sara DiPerri from Palm Bay wrote on January 24, 2022:
Bev , loved her life with such a zest , she trusted God and was such a wonderful witness of God’s Love in all she did . I will miss her presence in my life until we meet in heaven and there forever , no more farewells . ❤️🙏❤️🙏 , love and prayers for who loved her.
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