Beverly “Bev-Nana-NanaMom” Kitchen, 65, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, passed away surrounded by family at King’s Daughter’s Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky on June 3rd, 2022.
She was born August 2, 1956 in Ashland, Kentucky to Claude Boyd Jr. and Gloria Boyd.
Beverly, also known as “Bev” to those that knew and loved her, was happily married to her surviving husband, Billy Ray Kitchen, for 42 years. They spent most of that time sitting together on the sidelines at various sporting events cheering on family and friends.
Anyone who knew Bev knew her to be a kind, soft spoken, wonderful woman. She endured hardship and pain with a rare kind of grace and dignity, a trademark that her family and friends adored her for. She lived for watching the people she loved thrive, was there for a friend with a wise word of advice and a shoulder to cry on when they needed her; and had a laugh that will live on in the hearts and minds of those that loved her forever.
While we will miss her laugh, her beautiful smile, and that sage advice; we all take comfort in the fact that she can finally breathe again, let out a well-earned, deep sigh of relief; and find peace in the arms of her granddaughter, Mattie Conley, who was so tragically taken from her in 2015.
Beverly is survived by her children, Marty (Amber) Conley of Russell, Kentucky and Matthew Conley of Flatwoods, Kentucky; her five grandchildren, Jake Conley, Marlie Conley, Kaylie Conley, Carli Conley, and Hunter Williams; two great-grandchildren, Macie Leadingham and Parker Williams; two sisters, Vicki (Bill) Messer, and Susan Boyd; two brothers, Russell Dean (Leota) Boyd, and John (Lenora) Boyd; as well as several beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
We may have lost you here on earth, but we are eternally grateful for the angel you were, and the angel you are now; forever watching over us.
Visitation will be held at Russell First Baptist Church from 11AM-1PM Saturday June 11, with funeral services immediately following at 1PM with Pastor Ken Gowin officiating. Burial will take place at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Kentucky.