Elizabeth Anne “Beth” Cleaver died peacefully on April 22, 2017, at South Central Regional Medical Center after an extended illness, with her sister Laura Maureen Palmer and her father Lawrence Hill O’Neill at her side.
Beth was born Nov. 1,1966, in Oxford and spent most of her life growing up in Pascagoula. After graduating from high school in Pascagoula, she attended the University of Alabama, where she became a lifelong fan of the Alabama varsity football teams.
As an Air Force technical sergeant E-6, Ms. Cleaver served in Germany, Turkey, Arizona and Washington, D.C. After 11 years of Air Force duty she received a medical retirement discharge as a disabled veteran.
Prior to her hospitalization in Laurel. she lived in Mobile, Ala.
Survivors of Elizabeth Anne Cleaver include her daughter Sydney Elizabeth Cleaver of Herndon, Va.; her father Lawrence Hill O’Neill (Adrienne) of Laurel; her sister Laura Maureen Palmer (Ray) of Laurel; her brothers James Weatherford Aull (Lee) of Mobile and Daniel Weatherford Aull (Katie) of Asheville, N.C.; her nieces Katherine Grace Palmer and Allison Randall Palmer, both of Laurel; and special friend Shana Holt of Ridgeland.
Ms. Cleaver was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Elizabeth Weatherford Aull; her brother Michael Lawrence O’Neill; and her grandparents Dr. William and Rachael Milner Weatherford and Joseph James and Anne Hill O’Neill.
Visitation will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of St. John’s Episcopal Church.The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. at St. John’s with the interment of ashes in the church’s columbarium in the church courtyard. St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 541 North Fifth Ave. in Laurel.
Memorial gifts for Ms. Cleaver may be sent to The Cancer Research Institute, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006, www.cancerresearch.org, or flowers or memorial gifts to St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1766, Laurel, MS 39441.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.