Betty Lou Redd, 65, co-owner of beauty salon

September 10, 2004

Betty Lou Redd, who co-owned a West Baltimore beauty salon, died of cancer Sept. 3 at Sinai Hospital. The Forest Park resident was 65.

Born Betty Lou Shaw in Baltimore and raised on Bruce Street, she was a 1957 graduate of Carver Vocational Technical High School, where she remained active in the alumni association and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2001.

For more than 49 years, Mrs. Redd and her business partner, Doretha Byrd Burch, owned and operated Byrd & Betty's Beauty Salon in the 1600 block of W. North Ave., where it remains.

Mrs. Redd, a cosmetologist who worked in hair cutting and coloring, was also the shop's accountant.

She enjoyed entertaining friends at Christmas parties and holding cookouts.

Services were held yesterday at Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Randallstown.

Survivors include two daughters, Robin Randall and Jodye Randall; her mother, Augusta P. Moore; two sisters, Mary Hyman and Margaret Byrd; a companion, Augustus Bond, all of Baltimore; and a grandson. Her marriages to Oliver Randall and Daniel Redd ended in divorce.

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