Ja'Quan "Money Man" Beard was born October 28, 2002 to the loving parents of Kisha Pinkard and van Beard. He is the eldest of two siblings from their union. Ja'Quan was a proud 2020 graduate from Westside Leadership Academy, where he developed his passion in technological skills. Upon graduating from high school, he was gainfully employed and dependable White Castle worker. Ja'Quan is preceded in death by his grandmother Maggie Lee Owens; aunt Vernita Ann Smith and brother Jon'Quell Beard. He leaves to cherish his loving memory mother Kisha Pinkard; father Eddie Ivan Beard; sister Ja'Kayla all of Gary, IN; eight paternal siblings Koretta, Darrell, Jessia, Alani and Eddie Ivan Beard, Jr.; grandfather Nathaniel Pinkard, Sr.; aunts LaShaun Williams and Natosha "twin" Pinkard; uncles Deon (Tonya) Pinkard and Nathaniel "Mann" Pinkard, Jr.; great aunt Deborah (Willie) Magee; great uncle Dwayne Owens and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and best friends Jalien Love, Cozell McQueen and Kevonti Thomas. Visitation Monday, September 20, 2021 from 9-1:00p.m. with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. All services at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
Published by Post-Tribune on Sep. 19, 2021.