Beatrice Sloan
Beatrice in 1970
Beatrice Sloan
Portrayed by Meagan Good
Episode Soul
Status Deceased (2009)

Beatrice Sloan was the girlfriend of William "Billy" Sanders before he was murdered in 1970. They had met at a local bar and their relationship continued to flourish as he composed music for her boss Ronde Brooks. Later on, after Billy was facing pressure from his overbearing father, Rev. Tom Sanders Sr., to discontinue his affiliations with Ronde Brooks, and after learning that Ronde had been taking all the credit (and more importantly, all the profit) for his increasingly popular and groundbreaking songs, Beatrice revealed to him that she was pregnant with his child and due to his alcoholism at the time the two had a falling out and she moved to Washington. Billy then threatened Ronda to expose his corruption, he managed to coerce enough money from Ronde to move to Washington in order to be there for her and their child. However, before he could follow through with his ambitions, he was murdered, and his case went cold for 39 years until it was reopened at the behest of their son, Archie Sloan, in 2009 and solved.