Beverley Anne Patteson Klein, 65, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2020 in her
beloved home on Patteson Farm in Buckingham County, VA.
Beverley Anne was the youngest daughter of Dr. Samuel Cecil Patteson and Emma Lee
Price Patteson. Born on May 19, 1955, she was proud to be a lifelong resident of
Farmville, VA. BA was a graduate of Prince Edward Academy and University of
Richmond. She worked in photography, marketing, media relations, and most recently
as the manager of Patteson Farm. BA’s real accomplishments came in the form of how she lived her life. Her life was not free of struggle or heartache. From a young age she faced adversity, and even then, she did not let her wide smile or bright eyes be diminished. She carried on, perhaps becoming more loving and warm with each hurdle. She had a way of pouring love into everything she did. She was an avid gardener, and loved to have her bare feet in the dirt. She appreciated this earth and all it’s beauty, both on her farm, and afar. A stray animal was no longer stray after meeting Beverley Anne. She stopped in awe at the sight of a whimsical cloud, gnarled tree, simple blossoming flower, and every sunset. What set
Beverley Anne apart from most, is that love was truly a verb for her. It was seen in the
way she cooked, tended the farm animals, her tight hugs and warm greetings, an
invitation to come, to stay longer, and how she knew when to laugh and when to ask you
how you really are. B.A. loved her family intensely and unconditionally. They were her
proudest accomplishment and reason for being. However, this did not prevent her from
loving countless others as if they were her own. The Thanksgiving table always had
extra seats, the guest beds were always made, and the fridge always full. She had a way
of bringing people together, and even among the largest of crowds she still saw each
individual. She saw the good in everyone, and made them see it too. B.A. took the time
to encourage the weary and lift those in darkness. She radiated hope and joy and
inspired courage in us all.
B.A. is survived by her endlessly devoted husband and soul-mate, David A. Klein, her four
children Scott Snoddy (Alison), Annie Ramsay (John), Alex Stewart (William), and
Emmalee Klein, her beloved grand-children, Davis, Anna, Walker, Cecilia, Baer, Everley,
and True, her sister Faye Patteson Green (Chuck) and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donate to something you are passionate about. If you don’t know, she
would want you to figure it out. Or just reach out your hand to a lost soul, lost dog, or
lost cause. B.A. is no longer here to find them.