OBITUARY

Jerry Lee Beard

April 21, 1949May 3, 2021
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NEW IBERIA-Funeral services will be conducted for Mr. Jerry Beard, age 72, at 11:00 am Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Memorial Park with Military Honors by the Iberia Parish Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Evangeline Funeral Home. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am until service time.

Mr. Beard was a native of Dallas, TX and resident of New Iberia. He passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at his residence after months of heart complications.

Mr. Beard worked as a Production Technician in the oilfield for Texaco and retiring with Exxon after 40 years of service. Jerry served as a member of the Army National Guard 256th Infantry in New Iberia for 13 years. He was an instructor with JJHEC where he enjoyed educating young people on gun safety. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, a love that he passed on to his grandchildren. When not outdoors, he could be found reading, watching John Wayne westerns and playing the guitar. He was an excellent caregiver to his mother, Ruby Sharp. They loved spending afternoon together watching Wheel of Fortune.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Ruby Dell Sharp of New Iberia; three daughters, Nikol Romero and husband Sonny and Trisha Beard all of New Iberia; Robin McCants and husband Kevin of Baton Rouge; two sons, Jason Petty of Lafayette and Chuck Wise and wife Kitty of New Mexico; three brothers, Bobby Beard, Sr. of Jeanerette; Harold Beard and wife Teri of Moss Bluff; and Leonard Sharp and wife Cathy of Toledo Bend; sixteen grandchildren, Chasity Burke; Chelsea Romero; Lacey Suire; Christopher Mier; Tristan Beard; Trintan “Bubba” Beard; Tierany Beard; Ashley Petty; Jacie Petty; Kamryn Petty; Niki Hollands; Maggie McCants Chauvin; Randall McCants; Felicia Maxey; Caitlyn Wise and Taylor Wise and nineteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray L. Sharp; his grandmother, Lillie Pence Watkins; brother, Woodard Earl Beard; two sisters, Ruby Anell Beard and Pamela Hulin; grandson, Terrell “T.K.” Wise; great grandson, Landyn Sage Burke; two nieces, Erica Hulin and Angela Hulin and his son in law, Jonathon Sykes.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Romero, Jason Petty, Trintan “Bubba” Beard, Tristan Beard, Joshua Mayer and Lorenzo White. Lawrence Albert, Tierany Beard, Chris Patin, Randy Foco, Steve Johnson, Wesley Arnold and Curt LeBlanc will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank Ellure Home Health and Bridgeway Hospice for all of the care given in their time of need.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to American Heart Association, Southeast Affiliate, P.O.Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruby Dell Sharp, Mother
  • Nikol Romero (Sonny), Daughter
  • Trisha Beard, Daughter
  • Robin McCants (Kevin), Daughter
  • Jason Petty, Son
  • Chuck Wise (Kitty), Son
  • Bobby Beard, Sr., Brother
  • Harold Beard (Teri), Brother
  • Leonard Sharp (Cathy), Brother
  • Ray L. Sharp, Father (deceased)
  • Lillie Pence Watkins, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Woodard Earl Beard, Brother (deceased)
  • Ruby Anell Beard, Sister (deceased)
  • Pamela Hulin, Sister (deceased)
  • Terrell "T.K." Wise, Grandson (deceased)
  • Landyn Sage Burke, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Erica Hulin, Niece (deceased)
  • Angela Hulin, Niece (deceased)
  • He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, Chasity Burke; Chelsea Romero; Lacey Suire; Christopher Mier; Tristan Beard; Trintan “Bubba” Beard; Tierany Beard; Ashley Petty; Jacie Petty; Kamryn Petty; Niki Hollands; Maggie McCants Chauvin; Randall McCants; Felicia Maxey; Caitlyn Wise and Taylor Wise and nineteen great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

Memories

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Chelsea Romero

May 9, 2021

Made you a special cookie cake your favorite one I bake!! I love you so much gramps not a day will go by that you won't be thought of and missed!! Enjoy fishing in the big pond with the big man. Please watch over your great grandbabies and I cause you know we need all the guidance and prayers possible!!

Patty Rodgers

May 8, 2021

Although you were no longer married to my sister , I always thought of you as my brother-in-law . I’m going to miss not putting you on my list till you called me every birthday! I’ll just keep all my memories to myself which you would want me too anyway! Rest now my friend!

Will & Patty Rodgers

John Reed

May 7, 2021

Rest easy now Jerry the hard part is now complete. May your wings be bright and carry you to the highest of highs. I shall always remember you very fondly. May God place his hands to heal the hearts that have been left behind to continue the hard work we must to earn our wings. Until we meet again by on the streets of gold. Rest in Peace Jerry.

Sincerely,
John & Lisa Reed

Chasity Burke

May 6, 2021

Gramps, Nikki (daughter) & Rylee ( great granddaughter)

Chasity Burke

May 6, 2021

Gramps & Ellie

Chasity Burke

May 6, 2021

Gramps & momma (Nikki)

Raywood Lagneaux

May 5, 2021

A friend who will be missed! Thanks for sharing.

Fulton Charles Hebert

May 5, 2021

My prayers go out to the family, Jerry was a great guy and I always loved talking to him at our class lunches. He will be sadly missed. He was a great classmate

Chasity Burke

May 4, 2021

💙Rylee

Chasity Burke

May 4, 2021

I know that you will always be here with me. We love you Gramps!

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Biography

NEW IBERIA-Funeral services will be conducted for Mr. Jerry Beard, age 72, at 11:00 am Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Memorial Park with Military Honors by the Iberia Parish Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Evangeline Funeral Home. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am until service time.

Mr. Beard was a native of Dallas, TX and resident of New Iberia. He passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at his residence after months of heart complications.

Mr. Beard worked as a Production Technician in the oilfield for Texaco and retiring with Exxon after 40 years of service.
Jerry served as a member of the Army National Guard 256th Infantry in New Iberia for 13 years. He was an instructor with JJHEC where he enjoyed educating young people on gun safety. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, a love that he passed on to his grandchildren.
When not outdoors, he could be found reading, watching John Wayne westerns and playing the guitar. He was an excellent caregiver to his mother, Ruby Sharp. They loved spending afternoon together watching Wheel of Fortune.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Ruby Dell Sharp of New Iberia; three daughters, Nikol Romero and husband Sonny and Trisha Beard all of New Iberia; Robin McCants and husband Kevin of Baton Rouge; two sons, Jason Petty of Lafayette and Chuck Wise and wife Kitty of New Mexico; three brothers, Bobby Beard, Sr. of Jeanerette; Harold Beard and wife Teri of Moss Bluff; and Leonard Sharp and wife Cathy of Toledo Bend; sixteen grandchildren, Chasity Burke; Chelsea Romero; Lacey Suire; Christopher Mier; Tristan Beard; Trintan “Bubba” Beard; Tierany Beard; Ashley Petty; Jacie Petty; Kamryn Petty; Niki Hollands; Maggie McCants Chauvin; Randall McCants; Felicia Maxey; Caitlyn Wise and Taylor Wise and nineteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray L. Sharp; his grandmother, Lillie Pence Watkins; brother, Woodard Earl Beard; two sisters, Ruby Anell Beard and Pamela Hulin; grandson, Terrell “T.K.” Wise; great grandson, Landyn Sage Burke; two nieces, Erica Hulin and Angela Hulin and his son in law, Jonathon Sykes.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Romero, Jason Petty, Trintan “Bubba” Beard, Tristan Beard, Joshua Mayer and Lorenzo White.
Lawrence Albert, Tierany Beard, Chris Patin, Randy Foco, Steve Johnson, Wesley Arnold and Curt LeBlanc will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to thank Ellure Home Health and Bridgeway Hospice for all of the care given in their time of need.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to American Heart Association, Southeast Affiliate, P.O.Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.