Shelia Marie Beard

January 29, 1957 ~ September 14, 2010

Shelia Marie Beard, 53, of Lake Charles, died at 2:45 AM Tuesday September 14, 2010 at a local hospital.

Shelia was born January 29, 1957 in Lake Charles, to Ray and Judith Meredith Beard. She was a self employed hairdresser.

In addition to her parents, Shelia was preceded in death by a grandson, Gavin Tradewell; grandfather, Tom Meredith, Sr.; grandmother, Jean Meredith; and an aunt, Karen Sadler. She is survived by three sons, Eric Tradewell and wife Rachel of Lake Charles, Brent Tradewell and wife Cathy of Westlake, and T.C. Tradewell of Lake Charles; father of her children, Dan Tradewell of Hamburg, Arkansas; brothers, Bruce Beard and wife Belinda of Sweetlake, and Jeff Beard of Sweetlake; sister, Paula Williams and husband Carroll of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Alexia, Victoria, Olivia, Bray and Emma Tradewell.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday September 18 at Johnson funeral home. Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday with Pastor Brian Fitkin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations for Shelia's final expenses would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Brent and Cathy, I was so sorry to hear about Shiela. Becky V. told me that she was very ill. You all are in my prayers always.Love, Judy

  2. Cathy, Brent Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Mom was a great lady so pretty. Heaven is even lovelier now that she has entered. She was truly an inspiration and good friend to Jody, Kristi our precious Trenton. God Bless Keep You All.

  3. Dear Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how funny Sheila was and made us laugh at BC functions. Rembering you in our thoughts and prayers and know we are here if you need us. love ya!And now these three remain: faith,hope love. But the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13

  4. I will always remember all of the wonderful things she did for everyone around her. She was so funny and a beautiful person. I know yall will all miss her dearly, but seek God through all of this and he will see you through it.

  5. It was such sad news whenI heard that Sheila had passed away. I have known her for years and really enjoyed her presence. She always had a story to tell. She will be truly missed by me, Belinda Key, my sister Darla Trahan, my sister Cindy Dowers, my sister, Angie Stevens, my sister, Erica Newman and my brother Chris Fruge and my mom Lois Drounette. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of the family members especially the ones we grew up with, Paula, Bruce, and Jeff. Love yall.

  6. My deepest sympathy for the family. During this difficult time, may you reflect on the Holy Scriptures comforting promises. One day soon, no resident will say: I am sick – Isaiah chapter 33 verse 24. We yearn to see our dear loved ones again. Jesus promises, the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out -John chapter 5 verse 28 and 29.

  7. My friend will be greatly missed.Thanks for all the memories. Too many to mention.Except for the night we got pulled over on Common Street, and you didn't have anythig on from the waste down because you had wet your pants.When the cop said,Ladies step out of the car, we almost died. Then when we didn't he came to he window with a flashlight.LOL Then he started backing up. That was a night to remember. So many funny memories. I will always love you

  8. One of my fondest memory of Shelia was when we were returning from Big Lake she had put a bread pudding on top of her car before leaving forgot to put it inside when we left. When we hit the bump on the pontoon bridge it when flying over the top in the bed of the pick- up truck behind us. We regretted not having bread pudding that night but the laugh we got from the incident more than made up for it!!!! Words cannot describe the void that has been left in my heart, may she resr in peace in the arms of our Saviour.

  9. Paula and fly, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear sister, Shelia. Know that you and the family are in our prayers.Jerry and Peggy

  10. remember her and Paula treated me out for my 26 birthday at Cowboys along with their mom along with my sis Angela. We were served champagne. I remember as a nice person. She'll be missed. RIP

  11. Sheila was a friend of the family for a long time. She would do my Moms hair for many years because mom would only allow her to do it due to her expertise. We all will miss her. She was always so polite and fun to be around.

  12. Sheila was a master at hairdressing. She could transform this beast head of hair of mine. I loved hearing the stories of Alexis when I was a customer at Pamela Ann's. I fell in the love with the name Honey. My grandson of five months will call me Honey in memory of Sheila. FondlySue Lanza

  13. Shelia was a wonderful person and the best friend a person could have. Shelia started doing my hair from her trailer long before she got her license. She was so talented in many ways. I'll miss her very much and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  14. Shelia was so kind, loving, funny, and beautiful! She told me while in the hospital (the first time) how much she loved her boys, she was so proud of you all…. And the grand babies meant the world to her she was a wonderful Honey!Shelia always made us laugh and SMILE… She reminded me of Little Granny:-) Omg and talented she could make a cardboard box look like a million bucks…I bet little Granny has her dancing, Aunt Karen has her playing cards, Aunt Judy and Uncle Ray are holding her tightly, Uncle Smokey is Cooking for her and the whole time she is holding Baby Gavin… Love alwaysWe will miss her deeplyThank you

  15. Shelia you will be missed by all who knew you. I know you are out of pain and in a much better place. I will always remember the long talks and laughs that we shared. May you rest in peace.

  16. So sorry to hear about Sheila. I have been out of town and just learned today, Saturday, 9/25/10, that Sheila passed away. She was a gifted hairdresser and has been missed by many the past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy.

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