Willean “Billie” Beard, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, at 3 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012. She had a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Smithville, Tenn., to James and Mary Fuson. Billie was a very special lady and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her three sons: Steve Mckinley, Jack McKinley and Jim McKinley; her sister: Ruby Buckles; two brothers: James Fuson and Dean Fuson: and 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Billie was preceded in death by her son: Joseph Ray McKinley; and her husband: John Beard.
She will be buried in Muncie, Ind. A private service will be held by her family.
In lieu of cards and flowers the family requests that you pass on a random act of kindness to another in memory of Billie.
Eastlund Funeral Home in Syracuse is handling the arrangements.