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JULIUS FRANCIS BEVERLY

Prince Frederick, Maryland

November 15, 1937 - May 11, 2024

JULIUS FRANCIS BEVERLY Obituary

JULIUS FRANCIS BEVERLY, better known as J. Francis Beverly or Francis Beverly, a retired Senior Intelligence Analyst and Manager with the National Security Agency, breathed his last on May 11, 2024 at Nicole’s home in Oxon Hill due to cardiac arrest. He was 86. Francis was one of 10 children. He began life's chronological experience in Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland, at 3:00 a.m., November 15, 1937. He was born to Clara Mae Johnson Beverly and Raymond Crawford Beverly, both of whom predeceased him; the former in March 1978 and the latter in June 1994.


Marriage: The late Reverend Sherman Mason married Francis and Helen Lorena Holland on December 6, 1963. They enjoyed the quality of life. From this union, two children were born, Juan De Lano in May 1968 and Nicole La Rue in August 1974. Francis was a devoted husband, father, grandfather; and great grandfather. He always planned ahead to maintain financial stability within the home; thus, being an exceptionally, excellent provider.


Education: After completing his education at the William Sampson Brooks High School, The Academic Course, in 1955, Francis furthered his education in electronics technology. He graduated with high honors receiving certification in "Practical Electronics and Television Servicing" from Test College of Technology in Baltimore, Maryland, in February 1959. He serviced TV’s throughout the community until his induction into the United States Army in 1963. He refused to charge an enormous price. Why? Because he promised his mother if he could help someone, then his living would not be in vain. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, Francis furthered advanced studies in electronics technology at Test College of Technology in 1973 under the Veterans Education Program. He graduated with honors receiving certification as an Electronics Servicing Specialist in 1975.


Throughout his life, he continued to expand knowledge and education horizons. Francis received diplomas, certifications, and Continuing Education Units for Management and Intelligence from various other institutions of higher learning: The National Cryptologic School; The Defense Intelligence School; The National Defense University Institute of Higher Defense Studies; Bowie State University; The University of Maryland University College; Anne Arundel Community College; and Baltimore Community College. More importantly, he received most of his ”World of Knowing” from attending the God-given “University of Life.”


Church: Francis served as a faithful member of St. John United Methodist Church for more than 65 years. Having been born early in the morning, Francis was always concerned about being early and on time. His parents ensured that all the family regularly attended church together and, also, on time. He joined the church at an early age during one weekly Camp Meeting Service in April 1952. Francis loved to read the Bible and to quote Scriptures. He often meditated on Bible verses to guide his daily living. Further, he repeated silently various Scriptures for comfort and for peace of mind. He also liked to memorize poetry, for this assisted him whenever called upon for impromptu speeches.


Moreover, Francis often displayed leadership qualities within the church. In 1960, the Administrative Council appointed him Lay Leader of St. John United Methodist Church (Then, known as St. John’s Methodist Church). Upon assuming this high and holy mission, he led Sunday morning Class Services with other "Amen Corner Prayer Warriors.” Francis also served in many other positions besides Lay Leader. To name a few, he played major parts in Sunday School programs; sang on the Junior and Intermediate Choirs; sang with the Lusby Charge Methodist Men; and served as Financial Secretary under the leadership of the late Rev. Sherman Mason.


To ensure the well grooming around the Church, Francis alone began leveling off and cleaning the church cemetery using his own mowing tractor. Subsequently, other members of the church helped. Because Francis loved cleanliness, he mowed the cemetery grass free for 3 years (1960 to 1963) until he was inducted into the United States Army.


Upon returning home from the U.S. Army in 1965, Francis and his wife, Helen, made their home in Baltimore. They felt this was the correct approach to life because their jobs were closer. Francis and Helen drove home nearly each week to teach various classes in the Sunday school and to attend worship services. He served many years as Superintendent of the Church school, beginning in 1980 and ending in 1996; Chairperson, Commission on Education from November 1996 to December 2010; and Administrative Council Chairperson from January 2001 until December 2005.


Francis attended the School of Christian Growth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and became a Local Lay Speaker in March 1991. After receiving the necessary courses in Advanced Lay Speaking Ministries within the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Francis became a Certified Lay Speaker in October 1991. During the period of 26 years from March 1991 until November 2017, Francis had preached more than 200 sermons at 28 different churches within four Districts of the Baltimore-Washington Conference (Annapolis, Baltimore Suburban, Central Maryland, and Washington East).



Baltimore-Washington Conference: Moreover, Francis supported The Baltimore-Washington Conference, Washington East District, with outreach ministries for several years. For example, he taught both Basic and Advanced Lay Speaking Ministries at the School of Christian Growth for 9 years, beginning in October 1997; he served as a member of the Lay Speaking Committee for 9 years, beginning November 1999; and he served as secretary of the Washington East District Council on Ministries for 6 years, from October 1999 until September 2005.


United States Army: The United States Government called Julius Francis Beverly to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in July 1963. He served 2 years active duty from July 1963 to July 1965 and 4 years of reserve, receiving an Honorable Discharge as Specialist/4 from the United States Army in June 1969. Entering the Armed Forces highlighted the beginning of his traveling experiences. He was inducted at Ft. Hollabird, Baltimore, Maryland; received 2 months basic training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; subsequently, served 2 months Advanced Individualized Training in heavy artillery at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; and was assigned to foreign duty with the United States Army Europe for 18 months in Nurnberg, Germany. During that time, he served in Intelligence and Communications with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 17th Artillery.


Francis often mentioned how the church background and chronological experience at the age of 25 years had prepared him for the tour of duty in the United States Army. He had acquired food for the soul; thus, serving the Lord made his life so much easier in the United States Army.


While in the Army, Francis routinely accepted opportunities to grow spiritually, as well as educationally. When stationed in Germany, he served as the Battalion's Political Officer (counseling soldiers with low self-esteem). He also taught Sunday school at the Post Chapel, as did his wife, Helen, when she arrived in Germany in July 1964. Both Francis and Helen studied German and lived on the German economy; thus, enforcing their ability to speak the language. They traveled to various places on the Continent of Europe—throughout West Germany; various places in England, including London; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; and many places within Austria, to mention a few.


Department of Defense: After serving in the United States Army, (Julius) J. Francis was employed as a civilian with the Department of Defense for 30 years. He began employment with the National Security Agency in February 1966. Francis served in various positions within the Cryptologic arena, including analyst, supervisor, manager, mentor, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor. After successfully completing the required journalism courses at the National Cryptologic School, as well as practical reporting experience, Francis earned certification as a professional Senior Intelligence Analyst by the Federal Government in July 1981. During his career, Francis experienced global travels for the United States Government. Before retiring he taught Intelligence reporting for 15 years at various Federal Government Intelligence Schools, including the National Cryptologic School, Maryland; Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Seoul, South Korea, just to name a few. To ensure equal recognition for advancement of high achievers, high level management appointed Francis to serve on as many as 13 different Agency Promotion Boards at one time, across several organizations, to select candidates for promotion to GG-14 and below. Francis retired as a Certified Senior Intelligence Analyst and Manager, Grade GG-14, in December 1995.


Awards: Julius Francis also received various awards for loyal and faithful service from the National level experience. For example, he received a Joint Meritorious Unit Award from the Secretary of Defense. This award praised Julius Francis and other reporters for providing critical intelligence products and analyses to the Nation’s leadership, federal organizations, military commanders, and allied partners during Desert Shield/Storm from June 1, 1991 to June 1, 1995. Further, the reading stated that “This outstanding intelligence support permitted those authorities to conduct their responsibilities flawlessly.” Julius Francis also received other awards, such as, the American Flag flown over the National Security Agency in October 1995 upon his retirement in December 1995; and the National Security Agency’s 10-year, 20-year, and 30-year Cryptologic Service Awards for loyal and faithful Cryptologic Service. Moreover, he received from the United States Army the Good Conduct Medal; the French Fourragere; Marksman’s (Rifle M-14) Medal, and several Letters of Appreciation for outstanding service as a soldier in United States Army. In addition, in 2008 Julius Francis received the Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service to the Nation as a soldier of the United States Army. The Certificate was signed by the United States Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Army.


Community Service: Francis displayed care-giving and leadership qualities not only within the home, church, and on the job; but also he extended those attributes to the community. Many of you here today can tell anyone that Francis tried to help everyone. He asked for nothing in return. Francis enjoyed using the talents God gave him. He helped the elderly, as well as the young, in education pursuits and outreach ministry. The latter encompassed visiting the sick, praying for those who desired comfort, listening to those with troubled hearts, and encouraging those who needed spiritual support.


Survivors: Julius Francis Beverly is survived by his wife Helen of 61 years, son Juan Beverly (Kelly) of Baltimore, daughter Nicole of Oxon Hill; two brothers Rev. Irvin Beverly (Eilene) and Malcolm Beverly; 4 grand children – Darius (Ashley), Kristen, Keely (James) and Dionne; 5 great grandchildren – Brooklyn, Micah, Sydney, Nyla and Nori; many nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends. One brother, Raymond, Jr., and six sisters – Claudette, Edith, Jean, Lauretta, Mae, and Thelma predeceased him.


The Lord provides 24 hours in 1 day, or 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds. One of Francis' favorite sayings: "Now is the only time we have, use it wisely." Initially, Francis wrote this obituary on February 22, 1996, with frequent updates.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of JULIUS FRANCIS BEVERLY hosted by Sewell Funeral Home.

JULIUS FRANCIS BEVERLY, better known as J. Francis Beverly or Francis Beverly, a retired Senior Intelligence Analyst and Manager with the National Security Agency, breathed his last on May 11, 2024 at Nicole’s home in Oxon Hill due to cardiac arrest. He was 86. Francis was one of 10 children. He began life's chronological experience in Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland, at 3:00 a.m., November 15, 1937. He was born to Clara Mae Johnson Beverly and Raymond Crawford Beverly, both of whom predeceased him; the former in March 1978 and the latter in June 1994.


Marriage: The late Reverend Sherman Mason married Francis and Helen Lorena Holland on December 6, 1963. They enjoyed the quality of life. From this union, two children were born, Juan De Lano in May 1968 and Nicole La Rue in August 1974. Francis was a devoted husband, father, grandfather; and great grandfather. He always planned ahead to maintain financial stability within the home; thus, being an exceptionally, excellent provider.


Education: After completing his education at the William Sampson Brooks High School, The Academic Course, in 1955, Francis furthered his education in electronics technology. He graduated with high honors receiving certification in "Practical Electronics and Television Servicing" from Test College of Technology in Baltimore, Maryland, in February 1959. He serviced TV’s throughout the community until his induction into the United States Army in 1963. He refused to charge an enormous price. Why? Because he promised his mother if he could help someone, then his living would not be in vain. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, Francis furthered advanced studies in electronics technology at Test College of Technology in 1973 under the Veterans Education Program. He graduated with honors receiving certification as an Electronics Servicing Specialist in 1975.


Throughout his life, he continued to expand knowledge and education horizons. Francis received diplomas, certifications, and Continuing Education Units for Management and Intelligence from various other institutions of higher learning: The National Cryptologic School; The Defense Intelligence School; The National Defense University Institute of Higher Defense Studies; Bowie State University; The University of Maryland University College; Anne Arundel Community College; and Baltimore Community College. More importantly, he received most of his ”World of Knowing” from attending the God-given “University of Life.”


Church: Francis served as a faithful member of St. John United Methodist Church for more than 65 years. Having been born early in the morning, Francis was always concerned about being early and on time. His parents ensured that all the family regularly attended church together and, also, on time. He joined the church at an early age during one weekly Camp Meeting Service in April 1952. Francis loved to read the Bible and to quote Scriptures. He often meditated on Bible verses to guide his daily living. Further, he repeated silently various Scriptures for comfort and for peace of mind. He also liked to memorize poetry, for this assisted him whenever called upon for impromptu speeches.


Moreover, Francis often displayed leadership qualities within the church. In 1960, the Administrative Council appointed him Lay Leader of St. John United Methodist Church (Then, known as St. John’s Methodist Church). Upon assuming this high and holy mission, he led Sunday morning Class Services with other "Amen Corner Prayer Warriors.” Francis also served in many other positions besides Lay Leader. To name a few, he played major parts in Sunday School programs; sang on the Junior and Intermediate Choirs; sang with the Lusby Charge Methodist Men; and served as Financial Secretary under the leadership of the late Rev. Sherman Mason.


To ensure the well grooming around the Church, Francis alone began leveling off and cleaning the church cemetery using his own mowing tractor. Subsequently, other members of the church helped. Because Francis loved cleanliness, he mowed the cemetery grass free for 3 years (1960 to 1963) until he was inducted into the United States Army.


Upon returning home from the U.S. Army in 1965, Francis and his wife, Helen, made their home in Baltimore. They felt this was the correct approach to life because their jobs were closer. Francis and Helen drove home nearly each week to teach various classes in the Sunday school and to attend worship services. He served many years as Superintendent of the Church school, beginning in 1980 and ending in 1996; Chairperson, Commission on Education from November 1996 to December 2010; and Administrative Council Chairperson from January 2001 until December 2005.


Francis attended the School of Christian Growth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and became a Local Lay Speaker in March 1991. After receiving the necessary courses in Advanced Lay Speaking Ministries within the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Francis became a Certified Lay Speaker in October 1991. During the period of 26 years from March 1991 until November 2017, Francis had preached more than 200 sermons at 28 different churches within four Districts of the Baltimore-Washington Conference (Annapolis, Baltimore Suburban, Central Maryland, and Washington East).



Baltimore-Washington Conference: Moreover, Francis supported The Baltimore-Washington Conference, Washington East District, with outreach ministries for several years. For example, he taught both Basic and Advanced Lay Speaking Ministries at the School of Christian Growth for 9 years, beginning in October 1997; he served as a member of the Lay Speaking Committee for 9 years, beginning November 1999; and he served as secretary of the Washington East District Council on Ministries for 6 years, from October 1999 until September 2005.


United States Army: The United States Government called Julius Francis Beverly to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in July 1963. He served 2 years active duty from July 1963 to July 1965 and 4 years of reserve, receiving an Honorable Discharge as Specialist/4 from the United States Army in June 1969. Entering the Armed Forces highlighted the beginning of his traveling experiences. He was inducted at Ft. Hollabird, Baltimore, Maryland; received 2 months basic training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; subsequently, served 2 months Advanced Individualized Training in heavy artillery at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; and was assigned to foreign duty with the United States Army Europe for 18 months in Nurnberg, Germany. During that time, he served in Intelligence and Communications with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 17th Artillery.


Francis often mentioned how the church background and chronological experience at the age of 25 years had prepared him for the tour of duty in the United States Army. He had acquired food for the soul; thus, serving the Lord made his life so much easier in the United States Army.


While in the Army, Francis routinely accepted opportunities to grow spiritually, as well as educationally. When stationed in Germany, he served as the Battalion's Political Officer (counseling soldiers with low self-esteem). He also taught Sunday school at the Post Chapel, as did his wife, Helen, when she arrived in Germany in July 1964. Both Francis and Helen studied German and lived on the German economy; thus, enforcing their ability to speak the language. They traveled to various places on the Continent of Europe—throughout West Germany; various places in England, including London; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; and many places within Austria, to mention a few.


Department of Defense: After serving in the United States Army, (Julius) J. Francis was employed as a civilian with the Department of Defense for 30 years. He began employment with the National Security Agency in February 1966. Francis served in various positions within the Cryptologic arena, including analyst, supervisor, manager, mentor, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor. After successfully completing the required journalism courses at the National Cryptologic School, as well as practical reporting experience, Francis earned certification as a professional Senior Intelligence Analyst by the Federal Government in July 1981. During his career, Francis experienced global travels for the United States Government. Before retiring he taught Intelligence reporting for 15 years at various Federal Government Intelligence Schools, including the National Cryptologic School, Maryland; Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Seoul, South Korea, just to name a few. To ensure equal recognition for advancement of high achievers, high level management appointed Francis to serve on as many as 13 different Agency Promotion Boards at one time, across several organizations, to select candidates for promotion to GG-14 and below. Francis retired as a Certified Senior Intelligence Analyst and Manager, Grade GG-14, in December 1995.


Awards: Julius Francis also received various awards for loyal and faithful service from the National level experience. For example, he received a Joint Meritorious Unit Award from the Secretary of Defense. This award praised Julius Francis and other reporters for providing critical intelligence products and analyses to the Nation’s leadership, federal organizations, military commanders, and allied partners during Desert Shield/Storm from June 1, 1991 to June 1, 1995. Further, the reading stated that “This outstanding intelligence support permitted those authorities to conduct their responsibilities flawlessly.” Julius Francis also received other awards, such as, the American Flag flown over the National Security Agency in October 1995 upon his retirement in December 1995; and the National Security Agency’s 10-year, 20-year, and 30-year Cryptologic Service Awards for loyal and faithful Cryptologic Service. Moreover, he received from the United States Army the Good Conduct Medal; the French Fourragere; Marksman’s (Rifle M-14) Medal, and several Letters of Appreciation for outstanding service as a soldier in United States Army. In addition, in 2008 Julius Francis received the Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service to the Nation as a soldier of the United States Army. The Certificate was signed by the United States Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Army.


Community Service: Francis displayed care-giving and leadership qualities not only within the home, church, and on the job; but also he extended those attributes to the community. Many of you here today can tell anyone that Francis tried to help everyone. He asked for nothing in return. Francis enjoyed using the talents God gave him. He helped the elderly, as well as the young, in education pursuits and outreach ministry. The latter encompassed visiting the sick, praying for those who desired comfort, listening to those with troubled hearts, and encouraging those who needed spiritual support.


Survivors: Julius Francis Beverly is survived by his wife Helen of 61 years, son Juan Beverly (Kelly) of Baltimore, daughter Nicole of Oxon Hill; two brothers Rev. Irvin Beverly (Eilene) and Malcolm Beverly; 4 grand children – Darius (Ashley), Kristen, Keely (James) and Dionne; 5 great grandchildren – Brooklyn, Micah, Sydney, Nyla and Nori; many nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends. One brother, Raymond, Jr., and six sisters – Claudette, Edith, Jean, Lauretta, Mae, and Thelma predeceased him.


The Lord provides 24 hours in 1 day, or 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds. One of Francis' favorite sayings: "Now is the only time we have, use it wisely." Initially, Francis wrote this obituary on February 22, 1996, with frequent updates.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of JULIUS FRANCIS BEVERLY hosted by Sewell Funeral Home.

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