Michael Henry Beard, 57, of Madison Heights, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born on May 19, 1962, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Walter Randolph Beard Jr. and the late Florine Tomlin Beard. Michael was a laborer for McGann Masonry, and a member of Randolph Memorial Baptist Church. Michael is survived by his brother, Randy Beard and his wife, Jane, of Madison Heights; two uncles, Ralph Tomlin of Lynchburg, and Louis Tomlin of Evington; his niece, Lori Michelle Cox of Virginia Beach; nephew, Eric Scott Beard of Big Island; his special friend, Bonnie Brown of Madison Heights; and other loving family members and friends. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Tudor Hall Cemetery in Amherst, with Dr. Derik Hamby officiating. There will be no visitation hours at the funeral home. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com. Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.