Elnora Beard Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Elnora Beard was born August 7, 1950 in Brookhaven, MS. to the late Lindsay Sr. and Emma Beard. She attended Lansing Public Schools and was a former employee of the State Bar of Michigan. Elnora peacefully departed this life on Thursday July 25, 2013. She leaves to cherish precious memories sons Lionel Beard of Marion, IL and Lindsay Patton of Lansing and daughters Ellen Beard of Lansing, Tonya (Charles) Allen, Kim (Sheldon) Matthews and Charleta Beard all of Detroit, MI, siblings Lindsay Jr., Robert, Dale, Linda, Carolyn and Elaine Beard, Mary Lyle, Ruthie Hodge all of Lansing, MI, 18 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and close friend Charles Terrell. Visitation will be held from 3p.m. to 9p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Riley Funeral Home, 426 W. St. Joseph, Lansing. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, 12 noon at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church with family receiving friend at 11:00 a.m.