On the Passing of Mrs. Beverly Jackson, Spiritual Advisor

beverlyFour years ago I came across Miller’s Rexall while looking for botánicas in the Atlanta area.  This small drug store founded in 1965 is dead smack in the middle of downtown.  The place is packed with history.  It has a claim to fame thanks to a Paul McCartney song “Run Devil Run,” and an eclectic and colorful selection of Hoodoo, Voodoo and Santeria supplies.  However, for me the true jewel of this store was not a product marketed as ‘good for whatever ails you’, it came behind a pair of heavy rimmed glasses and smiley brown eyes; her name was Mrs. Beverly Jackson.  This is how I remember my first look at this talented spiritual reader.

Mrs. Beverly was kind and generous with her spiritual gift.  It did not take her but a minute to figure out that there was a good amount of spirits walking by myside protecting and me and sharing information with hers.

Over the course of four years I visited the drug store to buy supplies, and it was always a pleasure to have a few minutes of her time to chat.

In one of those visits, she invited me to visit her reading room.  The place was full wall-to-wall with lit 7-day prayer candles, there were statues representing some of her spiritual guides and a very peaceful feeling filled her small quarters.  I was in her inner sanctum and felt at home there.

There is something to be said about a person who likes to do good for others.  Her temple resonated with that energy and made me feel hopeful and purposeful.

Then again, this is who she was, open, warm, friendly and dedicated to help others.

I never really got a formal reading from Mrs. Bev.  She would always exchange a piece of advice with me.  She did not waste time.  Her words were precise and to the point.

But now, there are no more words to have from her.  This month I found out that her time on this earth had been cut short. She passed away from a heart attack at the store on September 3, 2015.  I was saddened beyond words.  I started looking on line for testimonials about her work, I wanted to hold on to her memories through the eyes of other people who also admired her and appreciated her talents.  I found very little of the sort.

Thus, this is my way of paying respects to a person I would have liked to know better, and who with her few words touched my life.  I wished I could have shared with her how much it meant to me to hear that I am on the right track and that I should continue doing what I do spiritually and in my private life.  I knew and felt that much, but validation is always nice to have, particularly from a kind soul.

Sweet dreams Ms. Bev.

Omimelli, Oní Yemayá Achagbá

About Omimelli

I am a Olosha or Santera and for years I have been at the service of the Orisha and the community. I am initiated to Yemayá and my father in osha is Aganjú. I am also an initiate of Palo Mayombe and hold the title of Yaya Nkisi. As part of my daily devotional I spend time at my bóveda and work with my spirits on regular basis.
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5 Responses to On the Passing of Mrs. Beverly Jackson, Spiritual Advisor

  1. Hoodoo Honey says:

    I’ve had a few readings done by her. She was always very rough on me… but I deserved it. She was accurate and knowledgeable. I will miss her….

    • Omimelli says:

      Hoodoo Honey,

      I am glad you remember her advise and yes, she was direct. I don’t think she liked wasting time. Maybe she felt she did not have a long life ahead.


      • Kendra says:

        I am needing some spiritual guidance in my life. I am not sure of the root issues but I am wanting knowledgeable assistance from someone with experience, that is genuine.

  2. José says:

    Bendición. I would like to know if Ms. Omi Melli is still active. I would appreciate any info. Thank you.

  3. C Arrow says:

    My love! I just heard the news today. Blessed be, Miss Beverly. You changed my life.

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