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Obituary for Beverly Jean Thompson

Beverly Jean Thompson, 80, of Wyomissing, Pa, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at home following complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her caring and loving husband, Charles W. Thompson, Jr. They were introduced in 1961 by her mother and his aunt and married July 12, 1981, at Saint Paul Baptist Church of Montclair, NJ by Rev. Marvin McMickle. They went on to develop a supportive and special bond that lasted for 42 years.

Beverly was born on March 17, 1943 in Charlottesville, Va. She grew up with a passion for teaching and earned a master’s degree in Elementary Education/Teaching at Kean University of NJ. She started her first job at St. Cloud Elementary School of West Orange, NJ, and taught for some 17 years. After moving to Berks County in 1981, she applied her teaching skills to the area of Adult Basic Education in business, college, community and government grant programs. She has been employed as a supervisor at CNA, an Instructor at RACC, a teacher at BCAP and a Literacy Council volunteer. Her talent lay in assisting students to cultivate their reading abilities and boost their self-confidence.

Beverly was predeceased by her father, James Dulaney, her mother, Jean (Young) Dulaney and her sister, Susan Dulaney. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sister, Sonya Dulaney-Lattimore, her niece, Ayana Lattimore, her nephew, Chaz (and wife Lesley) Gormley and her nephew, Mykl Gormley and a host of her cousins.

A Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, October 27, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611. A viewing will be Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Charles Evans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beverly J. Thompson can be made to The Alzheimer’s Disease Association, located in the Berks County Community Foundation at 237 Court St, Reading, PA 19601. Online condolences may be recorded at