James Michael Byrd

April 29, 1956 - January 12, 2017

04/29/1956 - 01/12/2017

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Saturday January 21, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – On January 12, 2017, James Michael Byrd, age 60, Ahoskie, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A native of Suffolk, VA, Michael was a son of the late Vivian Byrd and Geneva Byrd Adkins. In his younger days, Michael enjoyed working for the Virginian Pilot and Suffolk News Herald.

Besides his parents, Michael was predeceased by a nephew, Troy Carr.

He is survived by four siblings, Brenda Anderton, Windsor, VA, Rosa (James) Rainey of Conway, NC, McCoy (Barbara) Byrd, Suffolk, VA, and Carolyn (Richard) Brinkley of Suffolk, VA; seven nieces and nephews; many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his family and by his many friends and the staff at the Ahoskie House.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 1:00 pm, at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC is handling the arrangements for the Byrd family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com .

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M Jones
6 years ago

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Juanita Runyon
6 years ago

I went to Suffolk High with Michael and l can remember how kind he was to me so sorry for your loss prayers to you all.