Michael Beard, 47, died January 17, 2018 at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans, LA after a long illness. He was born August 4, 1970 to the late George Beard Jr. and the late Dorothy Jean Beard in Gary, IN. Michael was a Navy Veteran and a Supervisor for the United States Postal Service. Michael attended Ole Miss University where he earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Michael is survived by sisters Lisa Lewis and Stephanie Samuels; brothers Deidrick (Kim) Raspberry Karl (Darlene) Beard and Robert (Michelle) Beard along with several step siblings, nieces, nephews, cousin, other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday January 26, 2018 from 12-8:00p.m. with family hours from 6-8:00p.m. Funeral services Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue . Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.