1930 — 2020
Emma Amelia Beard (Sissy) was born June 19, 1930 in Brunswick, MD to the late Sara Campbell Beard and the late Henry Beard, Jr. She departed this life on August 1, 2020. Having to face the challenge of cerebral palsy, she encountered unending obstacles. Emma, however, learned to approach each day proving disability is not inability - graduating from Lincoln High School; continued her education at The National Trade and Professional School, graduating with a degree in music. Emma was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Brunswick. At an early age she became the church pianist and served until her disability rendered her unable to do so. Due to immobility and the advanced stage of...