Beverly Johnson is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who is mentioned in the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Beverly Johnson is the mother of Carl (the protagonist of San Andreas), Sean "Sweet", Kendl and Brian Johnson.
Beverly Johnson raised her family in a house in the Ganton area of the city of Los Santos. In 1987, Beverly Johnson lost her youngest son Brian Johnson, who died in a tragic accident. Sweet blamed Carl for the death. Beverly Johnson however lost another of her sons that day, Carl, who left Los Santos to live in Liberty City.
Beverly Johnson was associated with the Grove Street Families, a gang that had control of Ganton, and the area where Beverly and her family lived. The association was through her son (Sweet) running the gang. It is unknown as to whether Beverly participated in gang activity.
Beverly Johnson would not talk to Carl Johnson again, as suggested by dialogue in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas between Sweet and Carl Johnson, with Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris and Lance "Ryder" Wilson 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, according to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Bonus Introduction; Beverly was in the living room at the time, most likely in front of the stairs, on the couch, or in the doorway of the kitchen. Sweet ran into the house, to discover his mother dead. Kendl Johnson also ran toward the house, but was stopped from entering by Sweet.
The death of Beverly is what brings Carl Johnson back to Los Santos and re-unites Carl and Sweet. The death of Beverly Johnson takes place just before the beginning of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and at the end of The Introduction DVD.
It is rumoured that Beverly Johnson's ghost appears in the kitchen and living room of her house in Ganton every midnight.