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Christine (Green) Beard

August 30, 1933 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Christine Beard

August 30, 1933 ~ August 5, 2023

89 Years Old

Christine Beard sorrowfully departed this earthly life on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at her home in Whiteville, Tennessee after a lengthy illness.

She was born Christine Green on August 30, 1933 to the late Sam Green and the late Emma Perry Green Champion in Whiteville, Tennessee.

Her funeral service was held on Saturday August 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Antioch MB Church with Pastor Jermaine Shaw in charge.  Burial was in the Smith Chapel Church Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

She attended Allen White for formal studies and later attended the Tennessee State Board of Education gaining her General Education Diploma.

At an early age, Christine professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined Elcanaan Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful and dedicated member until she joined Antioch Baptist Church. While at Antioch Baptist Church, she served as a dedicated and faithful member until her health failed; including being apart of the Senior Ministry.

Christine was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Robert Beard of Whiteville, Tennessee. To this union, seven children were born. Committed to her vows, she exemplified the epitome of an outstanding mother and wife at all times. Robert preceded her in death on January 22, 1985. Throughout life adversities, she passionately “walked by Faith and not by Sight.” No matter what life dispersed, her faith surpassed each mountain.

Such that, she dedicated 32 years of service to the State of Tennessee as an employee of Western Mental Health Institute, a faithful church member and tither serving on different committees, and an avid believer in promoting the local Black History Commission in Hardeman County, Tennessee. Her Christian and Civic life was as beautiful as the flowers that she loved so dearly; and her influence will forever remain in the lives of all of those who personally knew her and genuinely cared. She was “Simply the Best.”

 She was proceeded in death by the following family members: Sam Neely Green (father), Emma Perry Green Champion (mother), Edward Burtis (uncle), Robert Beard (husband), William Perry (uncle), Viola P. Burtis, “Aunt Pig” (aunt), May Bell Perry (Aunt), John I. Pirtle (brother), Lucille Green (sister), Marianne Susanne Beard (daughter in law), Jessie L. Green (brother). Sisters: Betty Ann Green, Lizzie Mae Whitaker, Trudy Mae Scott, and, brother, Sammie Green, Jr., Nieces- Kim Love and Arsenior Green; and nephew, Torrance Green. A special cousin, Georgia Mae Williams. Lastly, “The Golden Girls”: Bobbie Jean Robertson, Girlene Johnson, and special friend/sister-in-law, Elizabeth Beard.

Chrisine’s abundant and fulfilled life will always be cherished in the lives of her children: Mary Nell Bowling, Whiteville, Tennessee; Jackie Robert Beard, Sr. (Mattie), Whiteville, Tn.; Douglas Beard (Brenda), Bolivar, Tennessee; Elston Howard Beard (Jackie), Toone, Tennessee; Linda Delaine Meneses (MGYSGT Saulo L. Meneses), Middleburg, Florida; SFC Jessie Beard, Whiteville, Tennessee and MSgt Crystal Beard, Forth Worth, Texas. She had 23 grandchildren: Tanya, Chris (Deidre) Tameria, Jackie Jr., Danielle, Stephanie (Tyrone), Shakenna, Troy (Brandi), Ashley (Markeice), Onterio (Timiko), Quinswaylo, Christina, Cassie, Brittany, Jaylan, Jeremy, Bradley, Chelsey, Tammy (Kevin), Michelle (Robert), Dontay and Cadarius; 28 great grandchildren: Laneakia “Nikki”, Shalequwa “Katie”, Madyson, Khole, Chris Jr., Mya, Kaitlyn, Jordan, Samone, Myleasha, Desmond, Lovely, Megan, Tyron, Tyra, Jaylyn, Jakyra, Troy Jr., Bryson, Quin Jr., Cayla, Kaleah, Cameron, Maleah, Montika, Jayln, Aniyah, Jeremiah; and 8 great great grandchildren: Kaiden, Wyatt, Trinity, Tristin, Tanner, Alivia, Braylen and Madisyn; Paternal Sisters and Brothers: Roberta Coleman, Luticia Scott, Willie Percy, Robert, John, and James Green. Sister-In-Law: Dorothy Green; Nieces: Janice and Jackie; and special friends: Mrs. Lois Harris, Ms. Juanita Rivers, Marie Herron and Mrs. Hughlene Robertson; and a host of extended community family and friends

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Public Viewing
August 11, 2023

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Funeral Service
August 12, 2023

1:00 PM
Antioch MB Church
5320 Whiteville Newcastle Road
Whiteville, TN 38075


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