In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Whitesboro

Visitation –

Sunday, September 13, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meador Funeral Home

401 Hwy 377 North

Whitesboro, TX 76273

Graveside Services –

Monday, September 14, 2020 – 2:00 PM

Fairview Cemetery

710 Fair Ave

Gainesville, TX 76240


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Ima Jean (Beaver) Stevens was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 10, 2020.

She was born January 24, 1930 to Lee Ora and General Sherman Beaver, the first of six children.  Ima Jean worked many years at the Gainesville Court House in the County Clerks office.  Later she retired after working many years at the Shepard Airforce Base Annex at Lake Texoma.  Ima Jean, lovingly known as “Nanny” loved her family.  She enjoyed reading and being outdoors, spending time tending her many flowers.  She also loved red birds and the ocean.  But most of all, she loved Jesus with all her heart and loved preaching and gospel music.  She attended church faithfully at Legacy Pointe Central Baptist Church of Whitesboro for as long as she was able.  We will all miss Nanny.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonita Meeks and husband, Ronnie of Whitesboro; daughter, Belinda Johnson and husband Mike Carroll of Bacliff, Texas; five grandchildren, Sean Stevens, Brad Meeks and wife Tracy, Lauren Bayer and husband, Chad, Daniel Meeks and wife, Donna and Kaitie Barczak and husband, Chris, eleven great-grandchildren, sisters, Gertrude Holt, Frances Hyde, and brothers, David Beaver and wife, Evelyn, James Beaver, Randall Beaver and wife, Eva.

Ima Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Howard Stevens and son, William (Bill) Stevens.

Graveside services honoring Ima Jean will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas, officiated by Rev. Lyndell Lee.  There will be a time of visitation for friends and family held at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.