Beverly moved to Tifton from Kansas City, Missouri, to help her grandmother who has since passed away. Bernard's grandmother and Beverly's grandmother were best friends. His parents and Beverly's family used to play on top of Camel Hill together when they were young. Beverly's first cousin and Bernard's first cousin graduated together and were thick as thieves. So you see, Bernard and Beverly were connected but didn't know they were connected.
Bernard and Beverly met on October of 2000, and Beverly knew from the start that Bernard would be her future husband. Bernard prayed for someone to love, and when he met Beverly, he just thought of them as friends. Then something changed and he said he knew Beverly was the one he wanted to marry.