- Memorial Service
- 11:00am - Tuesday, September 09, 2014
- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
- 5308 Buffalo Speedway (Map)
Houston, Texas 77005
- (713) 667-1703
Beverly Bloodworth Lord, age 69, passed away on Thursday, the 4th of September 2014, at her home in Houston.
Beverly was born in Waco, Texas on the 18th of March 1945. She was the daughter of the late Doris Hughes Bloodworth and Dr. Morris Elkins Bloodworth of Bryan, Texas. Beverly loved sharing stories about her childhood which was spent, in part, in the Rio Grande Valley where her father was a soil scientist as part of his work with Texas A&M University. She also lived in Bryan, Texas and was a valedictorian of Stephen F. Austin High School before attending the University of Texas in Austin where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She continued her education at the University of Texas School of Law where she was a Portia Award winner and earned a Juris Doctorate in 1969. Beverly began her law career as an Assistant City Attorney in Dallas, then beginning in 1970 she served with the US Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. Her duties included prosecuting cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act and federal labor anti-discrimination laws. She concluded her employment with the Solicitors Office in 1977 when she moved to Houston to assume private practice. A highly regarded attorney, the majority of her career was spent in private practice in Houston serving her clients in matters of family law.
Beverly was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family at home and at the family ranch in Wheelock, Texas. She had a large circle of friends and participated in an investment group, a breakfast group called the Legal Eagles, and she was active with the Tri Delta alumnae association. Ultimately, she will most be remembered for her kindness - whether it be to strangers, to her clients, to her friends or to her family.
Beverly is survived by her sons, Justin Nash Lord and his wife, Andrea, and Jordan Ellis Lord and his wife, Elizabeth, as well as her granddaughter, Carmela Barrett Lord. She is also survived by her brother, Morris Barrett Bloodworth and his wife, Sue, as well as a niece and a nephew and several grand nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 9th of September, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.