Joyce Beard, 64 passed away March 14, 2012 at her home.
Visitation will be 4pm-8pm Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 11am Friday at First Baptist Church Hazlehurst with burial in Harmony Cemetery.
Mrs. Beard was a member of First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years. She was a letter carrier for the United States Post Office for about 20 years.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6057 Harmony Road, Crystal Springs, MS, 39059 or to First Baptist Church Hazlehurst Bathroom Fund, 151 Caldwell Drive, Hazlehurst, MS 39083.
She is survived by her husband Jesse Beard, son, Spencer Duane Beard and wife Shauna Rao of Katy, TX; daughter, Tracey Gwynn Echols and husband David of Grand Prairie, TX; sisters, Mildred Henderson of Crystal Springs and Rachel Keen and husband Dale of Crystal Springs; 4 grandchildren, Shelby Echols, Cody Echols, Brendan Beard, and Kyla Beard.