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 .