Joseph Byrd
Joseph Byrd
  • April 3, 1936 - August 8, 2017
  • Lumberton, Mississippi

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Mr. Joseph D. Byrd, 81, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg.

Mr. Byrd was born April 3, 1936 to J.D. Byrd and Veola Burge Byrd. He was retired from Cooper Power Systems and a cattle farmer. He was a member and Deacon of Olive Baptist Church and an United States Navy veteran.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Reyer Byrd; one son, Douglas Raymond Byrd; and two brothers, Ralph Byrd, Larry Byrd.

Family members include two daughters, Karen Wise (Paul Wise), Rhonda Gail Byrd (Kent Deschamp); four grandchildren, Ryan Wise (fiance' Rose Cochran), Jeremy Wise (Kimberly), Joseph Gilkey, Annelise Blakeney; one great grandchild, Madison Wise.

Funeral services will be at OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 30 Olive Church Road, Lumberton, MS, 39455 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Olive Baptist Church - to benefit General Ministries and Peruvian Missions.

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White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.