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Beatrice Alice Seals

July 31, 1933 - May 18, 2021

Burial Date June 5, 2021

Funeral Home J. C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home

Cemetery Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

Church Saint James of the Valley Catholic Church

Friday (06/04): Public Viewing – 5PM to 7PM; J. C. Battle & Sons Chapel

Saturday (06/05): Funeral Mass – to 10AM; Saint James of the Valley Catholic Church; Interment – Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

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Beatrice Alice Seals passed Tuesday, May 18, 2021, age 86 years.

Visitation is Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at J. C. Battle and Sons Funeral Home, 543 Rockdale Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 5:00 PM at Saint James of the Valley Catholic Church.

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Beatrice A. Seals (Nash) b.k.a “Bea” was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 31, 1933 to the proud parents of John A. Nash and Aleathea L. Jones. She was the youngest girl of seven siblings: Ernestine Watson, Mary Katherine Worsham, Tommy Nash, Robert T. Nash, Althea Rainey, and George Simpson were all waiting to meet her with open loving arms on May 18, 2021. Bea graduated from high school and chose her career in nursing due to her love of helping others. She was swept off her feet by LeRoy Seals, a retired Navy petty officer. They were shortly married on May 19, 1950. LeRoy and Bea welcomed a baby girl Arlene Seals during their marriage. She lived a brief and joyful life but preceded her parents in death. Bea filled this void with her love of the four-legged babies with fur Duke, Lady, Lucky, Chiquita, Cookie, Brother, and Fistful.

Bea had a work incident that left her unable to obtain full time employment and with chronic back pain. She was able to find another position helping the Gerwin family with their children. Bea was honored to call them her family too.

Bea was known for speaking her mind and not afraid to voice her opinion, however she was a mother to those who needed nurturing, showed hospitality to strangers, and opened her home for room/board to anyone who needed it. Bea would tell stories about her childhood in such detail it was like watching a movie play right before your eyes. She would remember names, dates, times of events like it just happened yesterday. She was the last historian of our family history in her era.

Bea was a devoted Catholic and loyal to her faith. She loved “Precious Lord Take My Hand”, by Mahalia Jackson. Bea had several friends in her lifetime, but the two that she cherished the most was Jennette Baldwin and Florence Clay. Bea would rave about her many adventures with these two and how having them in her life was priceless.

Bea is preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Seals.

Bea, we will always carry your memory in our hearts Mary Katherine Nash (niece/also known as her daughter), Katrell Straus (godson), Jeanette Baldwin, Florence Clay, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.


A journey that stands the test of time,
Older than any rhyme.
Realizing it is never forgotten,
No matter if I am feeling rotten.

Knowing that it never fades,
Smiles bring our brighter days.
Never forgetting what matters most,
Bringing people together from whatever post.

Food and laughter come together as one,
Giggles makes the times more fun.
Never letting go of what is in the heart,
Does not matter where you start.

Flying high, soaring like eagles,
Sniffing the ground like beagles.
My life has been one heck of a ride,
But…. My smile always outshines my pride.

Anitra Dubose


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