Minnie Marie Byrd, 94, of the Mill Branch community, Huntsville, passed away April 24, 2017, at the home of her son in Oneida.

Born in Smokey Junction, June 21, 1922, she was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Celia Cross; husband, Rev. Leon Byrd; sister, Maudie (Roland) Lowe; grandsons: Michael Byrd and Darrin Byrd; and great-grandsons, Zachary Byrd and Logan Strunk.

She was a member of Mill Branch Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children: Von Byrd and Reeda Byrd, both of Huntsville, Tom (Billie) Byrd of Medway, Ohio, Leslie Byrd of Oneida, Chester (Jolene) Byrd of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gary (Sheila) Byrd of Annadell, and Lela (John) Washam of Amherst, Ohio; grandchildren: Jeff Byrd, Connie Strunk, Jamie Byrd, Mark Byrd, Greg Byrd, John Byrd, Darrell Byrd, Sandra Pletz, Tommy Byrd, Johnny Washam, and Velinda Bischoff; step-grandsons, Gene Wright and Dale Hull; great-grandchildren, Scott, Brooke, Kelly, Ashley, Jim, Calla, Gregory, Emily,  Alexis, Julian, Corinne, Grayson, Sierra, Trestin, Brandon, Brady, and Derek; step-great grandchildren: Whitney, Nash, and Nicolette; great-great-grandchildren, Amber, Jeremy, Noah, Khloe, Carson, Kennedy, Colton, and Reagan; step-great-great-granddaughter, Kaleigh; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was conducted April 26, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Watson and Bro. Larry Sexton officiating.  Music was provided by George Byrd, Linda Day, Jimmy Byrd, and Sarah Byrd. Graveside service was conducted April 27, at Rev. Leon Byrd Cemetery.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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