February 24, 1945 - February 1, 2021
Linda Christine Piper Beard was born on February 24, 1945 in Laurel Mississippi. She attended Powers Elementary in Laurel. In 1957 she moved to New Orleans and attended Live Oak Middle School, before the family moved to Chalmette, La. where she attended Chalmette High School, where she graduated in 1964. Linda experienced a loving parental relationship with her aunt Grace Leggett, and her uncle Ernestine Leggett. They were special people to her. Linda met her future husband Robert (Bob) Beard in 1958 at Chalmette Baptist Church. They were married in Franklin, La. on March 8, 1969. She also had a great loving relationship with Bob's family. In 1974 Linda and Bob joined the family business, Great Southern Chemical Company. She was in charge of sales, at which she excelled . They both worked there for 28 years before closing it in 2002. Both parties worked at Ruby Red's Restaurant for years. After Katrina Linda and Bob moved to Ponchatoula, La . and went to work for Cracker Barrel Restaurant. She was named Employee Of The Year in 2012, and was loved and respected by her employers and co-workers. Linda and Bob were blessed to have a great marriage for almost 52 years. They were blessed to travel the world, with Hawaii, Ireland and Italy being favorites. She also enjoyed good music, reading, and ceramics. She was very talented and created many beautiful ceramic pieces. Beside her loving husband Linda is survived by two nieces, Robyn Denenea Dewhirst (David) and Sharon Lee Denenea, also by her good friend Beverley Lewis. She was also blessed to have an over 50 year friendship with Terry Stewart (Wade) of Chalmette. They were closer than most sisters. Linda left us February 1, 2021, a victim of Covid-19, which also caused services to be delayed. Services will be Saturday July 31 from 1-2PM at Thompson Funeral Home, Veterans Hwy in Ponchatoula. Reverend Jeffery Q Friend, pastor of Suburban Baptist Church in New Orleans will officiate.
Linda Christine Piper Beard was born on February 24, 1945 in Laurel Mississippi. She attended Powers Elementary in Laurel. In 1957 she moved to New Orleans and attended Live Oak Middle School, before the family moved to Chalmette, La. where... View Obituary & Service Information
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