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Lauryn Ashley Beasley

September 24, 2017 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 4)

Obituary

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
(Psalm 127:3 KJV)

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 7:09PM in Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, a miracle manifested. God gifted Quentesa Cherie Beasley and Lawrence Abraham Beasley with their firstborn, a beautiful baby girl: Lauryn Ashley Beasley.

Here’s the back story. During Quentesa’s 20th week ultrasound, it was discovered that Lauryn had several abnormalities. Later, more extensive testing revealed that every organ in Lauryn’s body had an anomaly. The structure and/or function of every organ had a defect. The severity of the anomalies presented grave concerns regarding the trajectory of the pregnancy. Quentesa and Lawrence were advised that Lauryn would probably not survive the pregnancy and should terminate the pregnancy. Choosing to believe God, Quentesa and Lawrence, their families and the saints around the world began to pray. 

As testing continued, diagnoses and prognoses changed. God was sustaining both Lauryn and Quentesa and the pregnancy was well underway. The concern was no longer if Lauryn would survive the pregnancy. The concern was if her body was strong enough to survive post-delivery. Weekly, (sometimes multiple times a week) Quentesa and Lawrence attended care conferences to plan for Lauryn’s delivery. The reports were grim but the saints kept praying.

On September 11, 2017, Quentesa went into the emergency room with a ruptured water bag. She would have to be admitted until delivery. The concern was now if both mom and baby would survive delivery. The saints kept praying. 

After 15 days of watching and waiting, Quentesa delivered a beautiful baby girl, prematurely but without complications. The next 415 days would be a test of faith but the Beasley’s were up for the challenge. Lawrence and Quentesa were committed to Lauryn’s dignity. Lauryn received a full bath every night replete with pajamas and matching crib sheets, bib and blanket. The hospital staff would stop by Lauryn’s just to smell her room. She was dubbed “the cleanest baby on the unit.” The Beasley’s later learned throughout the night nurses would take their lunch to come and see what Lauryn was wearing. Every morning, Lauryn received her wipe down complete with “day clothes.”

Lauryn’s journey in the NICU and CCU was difficult, but the saints would not stop praying and Lauryn kept fighting. Her parents knew then, she would be the Princess Warrior. 

Every Friday, Missionary Bernice Hoover, journey to the chapel of Lurie Children’s Hospital to fast and pray. One Saturday morning, Evangelist Lillie Brooks, Evangelist Mary Watkins, Evangelist Lanya Olgesby and Missionary Janice Byrd, picked up where Missionary Hoover left off. A young lady was attracted to the sound of prayer and followed it. When she entered the chapel, she requested prayer. The saints laid hands on her and prayed. Several days later, that same young lady would be instrumental in orchestrating Lauryn’s discharge from Lurie Children’s. Who knew that lady was the Social Worker for Lauryn’s unit.

On November 14, 2018, after:
415 days in two hospitals, across three units
3 major surgeries
2 viral infections
1 bacterial infection
2 cardiac arrest episodes


Lauryn Ashley came home just in time to greet her baby sister, Londyn Aaryn. Her first stop? Getting her ears pierced, preparing for her much anticipated Baby Shower and Welcome Home Party. 

“For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.”
(1 Samuel 1:27-28 King James Version)

As Hannah dedicated Samuel back to the Lord so did Lawrence and Quentesa. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Lauryn Ashley, along with her sister Londyn Aaryn were dedicated to the Lord by Superintendent DeAndre Patterson and Bishop Willie James Chambliss at Miracle Revival Cathedral Church of God in Christ. Lauryn Ashley was a church baby! Actually, Lauryn Ashley was a COGIC Baby. When the praise of the saints would fill the sanctuary, Lauryn Ashley could be seen rocking and smiling. When she wasn’t sleep, of course. In November of 2019, Lauryn Ashley attended the 111th Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ in Saint Louis, Missouri. There she was able to greet many of the saints from around the world who remained in intercession for her healing and deliverance.

In March of 2020, Lauryn Ashley began Pre-Kindergarten at Blair Early Childhood virtually. Lauryn Ashley logged into school every day with her nurse, Patricia Gilmore (deceased). Everyone in the house would sing:

“Lauryn came to school today, school today, school today.
Lauryn came to school today to laugh and learn and play.
Hey! Hey!”

Lauryn never missed an “assignment.” All her of arts and crafts project could be seen hanging in her room. In July of 2021, the Beasley’s moved to Homewood, Illinois, and enrolled Lauryn Ashley into the Homewood Flossmoor School system. In November of 2021, Lauryn began attending in-person classes at her new school SPEED Academy for Lifelong Learning in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Lauryn Ashley lit up her classroom with her amazing smile and impeccable fashion.

Lauryn Ashley was a “car booty.” She loved to ride. As such, she visited and enjoyed Wisconsin Dells (twice) and Mall of America. Hey, what fashionista doesn’t make her pilgrimage to the Mall of America? In September of 2021, The Beasley Family traveled to Disney World in Orlando Florida to celebrate Lauryn’s fourth birthday. It became evident that Lauryn wasn’t just a “car booty” but was quite fond of airplanes. Her fourth birthday was filled with many laughs, smiles, and all the characters Lauryn had watched on her iPad and/or stuffed animals in her rooms.

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 4:30AM Lauryn Ashley responded to Jesus: “Let the little children come to me, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them.” (Matthew 19:14 Paraphrased) The Princess Warrior didn’t lose the battle. She won the war.

Lauryn will forever remain in the hearts of her parents: Lawrence and Quentesa Beasley; her loving, attentive and fiercely protective little sister, Londyn Aaryn Beasley; grandparents Jacqueline Driver Beasley, Lonnie Beasley, Jr., Annie Fair (Wayne Wilson) and Andrew Carter (Lashauna Allison); great-grandmtothers Huebell Driver, Rosie Fair and Margaret Carter; Godparents, Rico and Tiffany Burns, Thomas and Raquitta Agnew and Lori Boddie; her caring and committed nurse, Sharon Thornton; Lauryn’s “TeeTee,” Janesha Fair; Lauryn’s bestfriend, Ayden Jones; a host of loving and supportive aunts, uncles, cousins, and great aunts and uncles; Miracle Revival Cathedral Family, Send Judah First Family, COGIC Family and Lauryn’s social media followers.

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Friday
November 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Broadview Funeral Home
2020 Roosevelt Road
Broadview, IL 60155

Wake
Saturday
November 27, 2021

9:00 AM
Miracle Revival Cathedral
2010 St. Charles Rd
Maywood, IL 60153

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Miracle Revival Cathedral
2010 St. Charles Rd
Maywood, IL 60153

Interment
Saturday
November 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Oakridge Cemetery
4301 West Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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