40 for 40: Deacon Beasley

Over the past 40 years, Capital Caring has been privileged to care for more than 100,000 moms, dads, and kids, in Maryland, Virginia,  and Washington, DC. Of course, we have not always had such a large service area and have grown a lot since 1977. Our growth permits us to simply improve care for more families than we would have been able to do otherwise, creating lasting memories and treasured moments for each of them.

We expanded our service area to the Greater Richmond area last year and are appreciative for the warm welcome we received in the community. In particular, our presence in Richmond gave us the opportunity to meet and care for Deacon Eulis C. Beasley and his family.

Deacon Beasley hailed originally from North Carolina, though he and his family settled in Petersburg, Virginia, after he completed his Army service. With a strong faith, Deacon Beasley devoted as much time as possible to ministry; he sang in the Gospel Unlimited Choir and served with the Southside Jail and Prison Ministry for more than 30 years. He assisted ex-offenders as they transitioned back into society by providing clothes, transportation, housing, employment opportunities, and housing support. His family referred to Deacon Beasley as a “living example” of Luke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recover of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

Like Deacon Beasley, Capital Caring is passionate about caring for all those who need our support. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support everyone who reaches out to us, whether they are in Largo (MD) or Leesburg (VA), Richmond (VA) or Washington (DC),  or anywhere in between. Just as Deacon Beasley was called to care for others, all of us at Capital Caring are passionate about providing care, comfort, and a warm hug to all those facing advanced illness.

We are so grateful for the time we spent with Deacon Beasley and his extended family and thank them for allowing us to walk with them during Deacon Beasley’s final journey.