Chris Beard

Published 9:21 am Friday, March 3, 2017

Chris Beard of Vicksburg was a dad to 4 beautiful children.

He was also a son, a brother, a cousin, an uncle to six nephews and two nieces, a best friend, a hard worker at home and on his job, but most of all he was a great husband.

He graduated from Warren Central High School in 2004. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and racing. He worked for Ergon as a welder then later as an operator. He was highly thought of throughout the company and also throughout the community.

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No words will ever begin to express the pain, loss and emptiness that we feel as his family and friends, but he loved everyone whole-heartedly and did what he could to help anyone with anything. Chris knew he was loved by many in Vicksburg. Just know that because he may not be here with us in the flesh, he will be in each of our hearts and spirit every single day.

He will be missed greatly, but God is seeing the bigger picture. Fly high Chris.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, D.C. and Patricia Beard of Vicksburg.

He is survived by his wife Kimberly “Nikki” Beard of Vicksburg; four children, Skylar Ann Beard, Madison Lori Beard, Christopher Dewayne Beard Jr. and Anniston Nicole Beard, all of Vicksburg; mom, Regina Foster and stepdad David Foster of Vicksburg; dad, Melvin Beard of Bruceton, Tenn.; two siblings, Johnathan Daniel Beard of Vicksburg and Shelby Ann Birdsong and husband Blake Birdsong of North Dakota; paternal grandparents, Sharon Ann McElhenney of Vicksburg, Leon and Jeanette McCurley of Gilbert, La., John McElhenney and Marilyn McElhenney of Edwards; maternal grandparents, Letha Bailey of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers will be Billy Leach, James Johnson, Bobby Leach, Morgan Spivey, Ed Mullens, Justin Pettway, all of Vicksburg. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnathan Beard, Gordon Downs, Chris Darnell, all of Vicksburg.

The family would like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for all the love, support, and prayers during this difficult time. We would like to thank the Ergon family for their tremendous outpouring of love and support.

Also, we would like to say a big thank you to anyone that arrived on scene of the accident and all the staff at the University Medical Center for taking such great care of Chris. Your love and support cannot be appreciated enough.

Service will be noon Saturday at the Glenwood Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until hour of service at the funeral home.