Essie Yvonne Beard, age 84 of Franklin, TN joined the angels and her loved ones on August 18th at NHC Dickson TN. Loving Mother, friend, and Christian of Pewitts Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Fred Stacey Conner and Rosie Elizabeth Pewitt Conner, six brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by sister, Rosie King; sons, Kenny (Rhonda) Beard and Jeff (Michelle) Beard; daughter, Melissa Glenn; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers will consist of grandsons and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10AM Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, August 22, 2023 and one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Taylor Cemetery with Pastor Gary Lovett officiating.