Bobbie Kerr Beans

Published 6:37pm Friday, May 31, 2013

Bobbie Kerr Beans, age 84, of Marion, Alabama, died May 26, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Berean Baptist Church in Marion, Alabama with Reverend Dwight Woods officiating. Burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery with Rollins Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held Friday, May 31 at Rollins Mortuary in Marion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillyard Jefferson Beans Jr.; her son, Jon Wendell Beans; her sister, Shelia Hudson; her brother, Frank Stanley Kerr and her parents, Frank and Mattie Kerr.

She is survived by her brothers, Ben O. Kerr and James T. Kerr.

Mrs. Beans is also survived by her sons, Hillyard J. Beans III and Michael Kerr Beans (Wendy); daughter-in-law, Sagusta Wright Beans and her grandchildren, Gabrielle Aryana Beans, Kaitlyn Hillary Beans, Michael Edward Hillyard Beans and Jonathan Kristopher Beans.

Born in Electric Mills, Mississippi, Mrs. Beans grew up in Northport, Alabama and later lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She graduated from Alabama A&M University, where she received a degree in vocational home economics and was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Mrs. Beans taught for 40 years in Green County, Perry County and Marion City Schools. Mrs. Beans also was the supervisor and teacher of the Adult Education Program in Perry County.

Mrs. Beans served in numerous professional and civic organizations. She was a board member of the Marion Military Institute Board of Advisors, and board member of the Cahaba Mental Health Retardation Center. Her other professional affiliations included Perry County and Alabama Retired Teachers Association, Lincolnite Association, Alabama Vocational Education Retired Teachers Association, Ladies Progressive Club (past president), Ladies Social Club, Alabama Board of Pensions and Security, a board member of the Berean Head Start Board and Crossties.

Mrs. Beans was a well respected member of her local community. She was a pillar of strength to those who knew her. Mrs. Beans adored her grandchildren, which were a source of pride to her.

Mrs. Beans touched the lives of so many and influenced a generation to become productive citizens.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Hillyard J. Bean Jr. Scholarship Fund care of Berean Baptist Church, 804 Washington Street, Marion, Alabama  36756.

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