Released on September 2, 2020 - 4:15pm

It is with regret and sadness that Mayor Craig A. Moe announces the passing of retired Laurel City Employee, Beverly Johnson-Conaway, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

Known to many as “Bev”, she was first hired to the Department of Public Works on August 26, 1991. 

From Public Works, she moved to the Department of Budget and Personnel Services where she retired on May 31, 2013, as the City of Laurel’s Payroll Clerk after serving the citizens for nearly 22 years. It was her job to ensure every employee was paid on time and all retirees received their hard-earned retirement checks. She did it with the utmost professionalism and did it well.

Ms. Johnson-Conaway received many well-deserved awards and accolades over the years, including, but not limited to:

  • Department of Public Works Employee of the Quarter for October - December 1991
  • Commendation from Mayor Frank Casula on February 7, 2001
  • Commendation from the Director of Development Management on October 16, 2002
  • Administrative Employee of the Year for 2006

Ms. Johnson-Conaway was an avid bowler, served on the City’s Employee Relations Committee and, since her retirement, loved spending time with her family and friends making many memories.

To honor her many years of service to the City of Laurel, its residents and employees, Mayor Moe has ordered the City flag be lowered through Friday, September 4, 2020.

As soon as funeral arrangements are available, we will be sure to share them on the City’s website, Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

*** Join us in celebrating the life of Beverly A. Johnson-Conaway. All are invited to attend a PUBLIC viewing on Monday, September 14, 2020, 10-1130am.

Not About You Ministries

3106 Branch Avenue

Temple Hills, MD  20748

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral will be PRIVATE. If you wish to view the funeral virtually, a link will be provided, as we get closer to the date. ***

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