Beverly Johnson raised her family in a house on Grove Street, Ganton area of the town of Los Santos. In 1987, Beverly Johnson lost her youngest son Brian, who died in a tragic accident. Sweet blamed Carl for the death. Beverly Johnson however emotionally lost another one of her sons that day, Carl, who moved from Los Santos to Liberty City.
Beverly Johnson was associated with the Grove Street Families, a gang that had control of Ganton, and the area where Beverly Johnson and her family lived. The association was through her son (Sweet) running the gang. It is unknown as to whether Beverly Johnson participated in gang activity.
Beverly Johnson would not talk to Carl again, as suggested by dialogue in the game between Sweet and Carl, with Big Smoke and Ryder also present. Beverly Johnson was killed in 1992 by the Ballas gang in a drive-by shooting. The drive-by shooting was meant to kill her son Sweet, but he was not in the family house at the time. Sweet ran into the house, to discover his mother dead. Kendl also ran toward the house, but was stopped from entering by Sweet.
The death of Beverly Johnson is what brings Carl back to Los Santos and re-unites Carl and Sweet. The death of Beverly Johnson takes place just before the beginning of GTA San Andreas and at the end of The Introduction DVD.
During the mission High Noon, Officer Eddie Pulaski makes comments on Beverly Johnson, suggesting that he and Officer Frank Tenpenny were at the crime scene later to investigate the drive-by shooting.
- GTA San Andreas
- A pedestrian with the same model as Beverly Johnson's photo can be seen in Los Santos and Las Venturas, San Andreas.
- Beverly's death is similar to Kate McReary as the two were accidently killed in a drive-by by an automatic weapon when Sweet/Niko was meant to be killed.
- The fact that Sweet prevented Kendl from entering the house immediately after Beverly's murder, as well as Eddie Pulaski's taunts during High Noon, suggest that Beverly was mutilated by the gunshots that took her life.