Barbara Ann Lofton Byrd

Published 12:17 pm Monday, April 20, 2020


Mrs. Barbara Ann Lofton Byrd, 80, of Brookhaven went peacefully to be with her Lord on April 18, 2020, at her residence.

She was born on December 17, 1939, to the late Clint Edward Lofton and Virgie Ruth Maxwell Lofton.

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Mrs. Byrd was a 1957 graduate of West Lincoln Attendance Center, where she was selected as Miss West Lincoln and helped lead the Lady Bears to an Overall State Basketball Championship.

She was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she served faithfully and enjoyed singing in the choir.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who took care of her family and sweetheart, Tez, of almost 63 years. She was not only known as “NaNa” to her family but to so many others who knew and loved her and her sweet smile.

Preceding her in death were her parents; in-laws, Louis “Tuck” and Gladys Watts Byrd; brother, Fleet Lofton and great-nephew, Russ Michael Mangold.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Louis Cortez Byrd; son, Terry Louis Byrd, and wife, Liz; daughter, Tonya Byrd Stewart, and husband, Gary. She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren, Kelli Byrd Miller and husband, Hal, Kolby Cortez Byrd and wife, Karlee, Clint Byrd Stewart, and wife, Elizabeth and Caroline Miriam Stewart. Additional blessings are her great-grandchildren, Maggie and Olivia Miller, Knox Stewart and baby Byrd, due in September. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Martha Cato Lofton and a host of other family members.

With deep appreciation, the family wishes to thank her caregivers and a special thank you to Brenda Hewitt and Kimberly Dearborn for your kind and patient nurturing and loving dedication.

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