Cleo Mildred Lard

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mrs. Cleo Mildred Lard, 69, of Blytheville, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 25, 1945, in Blytheville, to the late Floyd Moran and Willie Beatrice Madden Moran, she was a factory worker of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Priscilla Edenfield; and two brothers, Raymond Johnson and James Johnson.

Mrs. Lard leaves her husband Lee Lard of Blytheville;

Two daughters, Beverly (Russell) Rainey and Kathy (Devall) Echols of Virginia Beach, Virginia;

Two sons, Lee Earl (Michelle) Lard Jr. and Carl Lard of Virginia Beach;

Fourteen sisters, Louis Jessica of Illinois, Mary Moran, Edith (Willie) Dorsey and Lillie Whitehead, all of Michigan, Mary Jones, Debra (Charles) Wells, Cynthia Talley, Rose Heard and Angela (Anthony) Williams all of Arkansas, Glenda McDaniel and Sheila (Ricky) Bunton, both of Texas, Katherine Moran of Tennessee, Patricia Roman of Washington, D.C., and Arrelia (Ronnie) Sullivan of Colorado;

Four brothers, Floyd (Sharon) Moran Jr. and John Moran, both of Michigan, and Vincent (Roslyn) Moran and Lee (Cassandra) Moran, both of Texas;

Twenty Grandchildren; and

Five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Olive MB Church in Blytheville with the Rev. Douglas Echols officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville.