Denise Joy (Jones) Beard passed peacefully on May 9, 2019 at IU Methodist Hospital.
Denise is survived by her daughter, Jill Denise Lines (Donnie), her grandson, Jace, and step-grandsons Max and Grant. Sister- Jacqueline Anderson (Max), Brother, Stanley Jones (Diana), 5 Nephews, 3 Nieces, a multitude of great nieces and nephews.
Denise was born in Bloomington, Indiana on May 26, 1952. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Elmer Eugene Jones and Emma Mae Jones; her son, Jason Marc Beard, and her niece & friend, Janice Anderson. Denise graduated from Gosport High School in 1970.
So many friends who grew up with her and people who came to know her through work, pool leagues, and neighbors loved Denise. She loved to be surrounded by family. She never thought of herself, only about what would make her family happy. Some of her last words were that her life was not about her; it was all about family. Especially her son and daughter who she loved so dearly, Jason and Jill.
Anyone who knew Denise knew that she had a true love for animals. She always had several dogs and most recently, a cat named Max. Denise also had a love and passion for music and for playing the piano. Denise spent many years in pool leagues with her son Jason. These were some of her fondest memories including several trips to Las Vegas to play in tournaments. Denise also loved being out in her yard with her flowers.
Denise was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Denise suffered for many years with cancer. Her family and friends were her medicine!
Funeral Services will be held at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville, Indiana. Visitation will be on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4pm – 8pm and the funeral on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11am. Denise will be laid to rest at a private ceremony at Gosport Cemetery in Gosport, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the Monroe County Humane Society or Animal Care and Control of Bloomington.