She was born on November 19, 1925, to the late William I. and Ruby V. (Harlow) Beard, in Indianola and resided in Drew most of her life. She was a member of the Ruleville Church of God in Ruleville.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Cleveland Thomas Free; son Marion A. Free; grandson Jeremy Allen Griffin; and
brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Ruleville and Monday, March 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at Ruleville Church of God.
Bro. Joel Hammons and Bro. Van Lott will officiate. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Mitchell, Chuck Morris, Anthony Luckett, Chase Watkins, William Chandler and Robert Chandler.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Griffin of Vardaman and Margaret Morris of Drew; four grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge. Online guest book may be signed