Frances Beard

Frances Marpessa "Pete" Beard (Rogers)

November 3, 1934 - February 14, 2020
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Frances Marpessa “Pete” Beard, 85, of Pine Bluff, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 14, 2020, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
She was born November 3, 1934, in Dumas, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Roy Jeff and Veatrue Beatty Rogers. She was reared and educated in Dumas where she graduated from Dumas High School in 1952.
Mrs. Beard worked for Electrolux for many years before going to work at Simmons Bank as a secretary in the Bank Card Department. She retired from Simmons Bank in 2004.
She was a member of Summit Baptist Church, Summit Baptist Church Women of Faith, and Jefferson County Homemakers Extension Club. During her spare time, she loved to cook, read, work in her flower garden, spend time with her grandchildren and most of all, helping others.
She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Jeff) Bost, Rebecca Lynn Box, Susan (Chris) Bayird and Carol (Burt) Hardke, all of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John (Bea) New of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Joe (Dagmar) Rogers of Killeen, Texas, and Jeff Rogers of Rison, Arkansas; sister, Mary (Jimmie) Scales of Watson, Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert G. Beard whom passed away June 25, 2009; infant son, Robert G. Beard, Jr., brother, Frank Rogers, sister, Genella Leach, great grandson, Blake Brigham and a great-granddaughter, AnnaRose Frances Morrison.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:00 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Todd Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Monday, February 17, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son
    807 Cherry Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 17, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00am
    Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son
    807 Cherry Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
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  • Interment

    Fitzhugh Cemetery
    6116 Camden Cutoff Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
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Dianna Bailey

Posted at 01:31am
My heart aches for you girls. Mom's are so Very Special, and you girls were Blessed with an Extraordinary Mom full of Love, Kindness and a Grace that very few possess. I pray for your spiritual strength and comfort through the days ahead. Hold tight to the beautiful memories in your heart and know that Ms. Frances and Big Rob's life together continues in the Kingdom. One day...
Lynn ~ I LOVE you sister. God's got you baby girl. Trust!
With Deepest Sympathy, Dianna (Nanna)

Leslie Hall Dorn

Posted at 06:35pm
My precious "other Mother". If you were friends with one of the Beard girls, you were family. I had the privilege of being a part of her beautiful family since Ann and I were 8 years old. She was a remarkable woman of grace and strength. I'll hold special memories of her in my heart till we are together again in Glory. All my Love.

Tony & Susan Resinger

Posted at 06:06pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 04:10pm
Thinking of you all. Love, Keith and Julie Jacks
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Fadelle Powell

Posted at 01:11pm
Robert and I are out of town and will miss Pete’s service. We both have so many wonderful memories of spending time with both of your parents. They were wonderful people. I hope your memories bring you peace and comfort during this time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.
Fadelle Quattlebaum Powell

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