Bernice “B” Aiken Beard, age 92, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 3. She was a long-time member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and steadfast prayer warrior for her family for whom she provided a loving home and a lifetime of support. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Beard; parents, Lyman S. and Mattie E. Pack; sister, June Farmer; daughter, Pamela Goode.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dexter and Renee Beard. She is also survived by grandchildren, Marcie Harrison and husband Scott; Nikki Wells and husband Chad; Scott Beard and wife Jennifer; Megan Parrott and husband Kevin; great granddaughters, Ashton Strange, Brittany Collins, Ansley Parrott and Chyene Wells; great grandsons, Dalton Harrison, Aiden Beard, and Knox Parrott.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 6, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary, 1304 Oglewood Ave, Knoxville, TN. A celebration of B’s life to follow at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor John Holland officiating. On Friday, July 7, the family will gather for a private interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements provided by Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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