Beatrice Lovett Program

A brilliant, radiant smile was extinguished on November 6, 2022 when Beatrice C. Lovett passed from our midst. Beatrice was born to loving parents Milton W. Lovett and Belva J. Adams-Lovett on August 6,1949 in Oakland, CA. Beatrice confessed Christ at an early age at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland. She was educated at both Oakland and Hayward Public Schools. Inspired by her mother, Beatrice took her first steps in pursuit of higher education by matriculating through Chabot College and Cal State Hayward. She would proudly go on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970. While attending UC Berkeley Beatrice met Patrick Kenneth Kelly who would propose and marry her while they were in Kenya. Returning to the US, the two would have a Christian marriage ceremony with family and friends. It was from this happy union that Beatrice was blessed with the birth of her only child, M. Patrick Kelly in 1971. After years serving as a community organizer in Oakland, Beatrice briefly resettled in Harlem, New York City. Filled with a need to again "see the world," she and her young son would travel to India. Wanderlust fulfilled, Beatrice returned stateside to Pittsburg in East Texas where her parents had resettled in 1983. Sensing that her destiny lay in Dallas she would start Kelly Lovett Enterprises in 1986 in the heart of Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX. Beatrice subsequently obtained her teaching certification and pursued her passion for education. She taught at Dallas Independent School District until 2011 and later became an adjunct faculty member at Dallas County Community College District. While doing so she obtained a Master of Education from Texas A&M University Commerce. In 2004, Beatrice would happily remarry Amadou Diallo. Beatrice formally retired in 2021 having given years of service to the field of education. She tirelessly dedicated herself to remaining active. She served as Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association treasurer, precinct chair with the Dallas County Democratic Party, and an election judge. Beatrice joyfully shared her tenor tone as a devoted member of the South Dallas Concert Choir. Beatrice was preceded in death by both parents, Milton W. Lovett and Belva J. Adams-Lovett; and nephew, Jalani Lovett. Beatrice leaves to mourn her in passing, her devoted son, M. Patrick Kelly; loving siblings, Jacqueline Esmond and Milton Lovett; as well as a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and many family friends.

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