Beverley Ann Mordetzky
Beverley Ann Mordetzky
  • June 16, 1928 - November 30, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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The Heavenly Choir must have needed a pianist, so God called Beverley Mordetzky home on November 30, 2017.
Beverley Ann Adams was born June 16, 1928 in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout her life, she would be complimented for her confidence, capability and her movie-star good looks.
Beverley was the second of four children to John and Ione Adams. The four Adams children were known for being tough, determined, capable, self-sufficient (to a fault) and to stand up for what they believed in, with some rousing humor thrown in. All four of them. That determination, combined with a love of piano, song and Christian music would define Beverley throughout her life.
Beverley Adams met a tall, dark handsome Ray Adamson and eloped shortly thereafter.
Beverley Ann Adams Adamson and Ray would have six children together. Twenty five tumultuous years later they divorced, leaving Beverley as a single mother to raise the four children who remained at home.
It was during this time as a single mother in her early 40's , that Beverley returned to college to earn her degree in music.
Beverley's piano playing style was developed to be reminiscent of Dino Kartsonakis (or Liberace?). In addition to playing the piano, organ and being a vocalist, she also began to compose music. "Behold He Cometh" her most noteworthy.
Also, during her single years, she took time for herself to continue developing her musical chops. She also met a guy who played the trumpet. Alex Mordetzky. In 1974, Beverley became Beverley Ann Adams Adamson Mordetzky, and a blended family of Beverley's three
remaining teenage sons along with Alex's twin teenage son and daughter. Alex and Beverley would go on to play their instruments together in churches, radio broadcasts and fill their lives with music.
Beverley was proceeded in death by her parents, John and Ione Adams, and her brothers Jim and John Adams. Beverley is survived by her brother Robert Adams, and her children, Jeanne, Dennis, Catherine, Gregory, Douglas and Andrew, along with 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Beverley will always be remembered for her life stories (told over and over again), her determination to give her children a better life than she had, her love of Jesus and her love
of music. In her last year of life, as her memory began to fail, all that remained was sweetness, kindness and kisses. Mom always ended her conversations with her children and grandchildren with "I love you, love you, love you." We love you, love you, love you, too.
Memorial services will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at APOLLO BAPTIST CHURCH 11611 N. 51st Ave, Glendale, AZ . Viewing at 9am, Celebration service at 10am. Reception following the service.