Beverly L. Sheffield, 78, of Chester, Va., passed away after a long-term illness on Friday, April 19, 2019 at her residence. She was born to the late Wilbur Leadbetter and Belle Ennis on Aug. 13, 1940 and was a member of Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Sheffield enjoyed gardening, knitting, quilting, cooking and remodeling, but more than anything, she enjoyed the time she spent with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin M. Sheffield Sr., and her brother, Bruce Leadbetter. She is survived by her children, Franklin M. Sheffield Jr. (Janet), Audra Branzelle (Dennis) and Tia Field (Andrew); seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack and Dwight Leadbetter; sister-in-law, Charlotte Sheffield; and many close friends. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2901 W. Hundred Road, Chester 23831. Arrangements were by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Intrepid Hospice, 2430 Southland Drive, Suite B, Chester, VA 23831. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.