Deacon J.W. Byrd

November 01, 1990

Deacon James Willie Byrd, a retired supermarket department manager who had also worked as a barber and a welder, died Friday at Bon Secours Hospital after a heart attack. He was 75 and lived on North Bentalou Street.

Services for Mr. Byrd were being held tonight at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.

He had retired this year as a seafood department manager in a Super Pride store and had earlier held the same position in a Pantry Pride store.

A native of Winnsboro, S.C., Mr. Byrd became a member of Blackjack Baptist Church there as a child and was a graduate of a South Carolina high school.

In 1970, he joined New Shiloh Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and was ordained as a deacon.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mamie Kennedy; five brothers, Leon and Robert Byrd, both of Philadelphia, John and Lindsey Byrd, both of Baltimore, and the Rev. Isaiah Byrd of Winnsboro; two sisters, Nannie B. Martin and Patsy Byrd, both of Philadelphia; and many nieces and nephews.

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