Beverly Ann Cross, 84


Beverly Ann Cross, 84, of Morrisonville, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 12:45 a.m. at her residence.

A private burial will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville is assisting the family.

Mrs. Cross was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Roodhouse, the daughter of Gerald M. and Maxine (Crabtree) Newingham, Sr. She married Wilbert Ray Walden, and they later divorced. She then married Gerald D. Cross on Dec. 28, 1987, and they enjoyed over 34 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2022.

She was the best mother that a son could ever ask for.  As a mother of eight boys, she showed them her love every day, and she never showed favoritism.

Mrs. Cross was a hardworking homemaker for her entire life. She enjoyed making crafts, and she especially enjoyed sharing her talents with others.  It brought her great to joy to bring the crafts she made around the holidays to the workers at Casey’s in Morrisonville.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis (wife Della) Walden and Steven Walden, both of Jacksonville, Kenny Walden of Meredosia, Craig (Shannon Smith) Walden, Neil (wife Alice) Walden and Andy Walden, all of Morrisonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Barbara (husband Bill) Chamberlain of Kissimmee, FL, Norma Cross of Taylorville and Michael (wife Cherrie) Cross of Mineral Wells, TX; brother, Joe Newingham; sisters, Vickie Lynn Nault, Lisa Newingham, Barbara F. Tyler and Wanda Newingham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Walter Walden and Randy Walden; and siblings, Gerald M. Newingham Jr., Carl William Newingham and Kathy E. Summers.

Memorials may be directed to the Morrisonville-Palmer Food Pantry, 309 SE 6th St., Morrisonville, IL 62546. Online condolences to the family may be left at