Jarvis Albert “Al” Byrd, Jr.

February 7, 1949 - December 26, 2020

02/07/1949 - 12/26/2020

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AULANDER, NC- Jarvis Albert “Al” Byrd Jr., age 71, of Millennium, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, from complications from the corona virus.

Mr. Byrd was born on February 7, 1949 to Jarvis and Allie Mae Lassiter Byrd in Ahoskie, NC. He spent his entire life in the Millennium area. Al attended Aulander Elementary School and graduated from Ahoskie High School. Later, he earned two Associate Degrees from Roanoke-Chowan Community College. He worked with several businesses and was employed by Robertson Brothers Equipment in Rosemead, NC at the time of his death.

At a young age, Al gave his heart to Jesus and joined Wakelon P.H Church. Over the years, he has served the church in many capacities including usher, Sunday School teacher, and Board Member. He was currently serving as Deacon and Music Director.

Al was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother-in-law Henry E. Lassiter and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his two sisters Linda M. Byrd and Brenda B. Lassiter of Millennium and a brother Luther C. Byrd of Kinston. His nieces Erin Joy Jones (Kevin) of Hickory, Megan Caton (fiancé Joel Bing) of Wilmington, and Samantha Hill ( Chris) of Kinston. He is also survived by one nephew Jonathan Byrd (Mary) of Kinston. Al was the proud great-uncle of Christopher and Morgan Caton of Wilmington and Whitney, Lydia, and Owen Byrd and Landon Miller Whaley of Kinston. He is also survived by his aunt Iris Rochelle of Tarboro, and uncle Jerry C. Lassiter of Capeville, VA.

Due to COVID concerns, there will be no visitation at the home. Friends may reach out to the family through online messages, cards, or phone calls.

A private burial for the immediate family will be held at an undisclosed time with masks and social distancing required. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date when conditions are safer.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to Wakelon P.H Church to help with the cost of a new roof.  Donations may be mailed to Linda Byrd, Secretary, 128 Bruce Farmer Rd, Aulander, NC 27805 or online by clicking here.  Prayers for the family and church will be greatly appreciated.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel 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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Nancy Bracy
3 years ago

Linda, Brenda and Luke, My sister Ellen recently told me of Al’s passing. I remember him well, along with all of your family and the good times at church and in the neighborhood. May you have comfort is all the memories you share.

Stephanie B Lambert
3 years ago

So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Praying that you will find comfort in knowing that he is rejoicing in heaven and you will see him again

Tina perry
3 years ago

Sorry for your loss

Courtney Early
3 years ago

Al will be greatly missed by his family here at Robertson Equipment. He was a great friend to us all and gave us many laughs over the years. I am thankful I was able to work with him and grow a great friendship. I looked forward to learning from the many stories he had to share. He made a great impact on my life. Prayers for his family and loved ones.

Cindy Barmer Turner
3 years ago

I am so sad to hear of Al’s passing! But, I rejoice knowing he is with Jesus. My prayers will be with you all for God’s peace and comfort at this time. Al was a special person and I know he will be missed!

Kelley Barnwell
3 years ago

My prayers are with Linda, Brenda, Erin, and the rest of the family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Sherry Spence
3 years ago

Sorry for the loss of this upbeat spirited man. He always had something fun to say when he stop by the service desk at VWC.

Rev.Sammy Williams
3 years ago

Brother Al was a great asset to the Wakelon Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a willing vessel for his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He loved his church. He enjoyed gospel singings that he went to. I met him many years ago at district conferences in different towns and communities. I have heard him teach Sunday School through the years at different times. I was sadden when I heard he had passed. But I have no doubt that he was ready to meet his precious Lord. Brother Al knew a lot of songs many that I even didn’t know. He was always willing to give me music or songs to learn. I will sure miss my brother in the Lord.

David & Mary Ann Lassiter
3 years ago

Brenda, Linda and Luther, we were saddened to hear of Al’s untimely passing. Al will be missed my many. I am certain that a replacement at Roberson’s will be difficult. Not to mention his church work. I know that he loved his church and his church responsibilities. He was that kind of man. Mary Ann and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

3 years ago

Prayers of comfort for you during this time. I really thought a lot of Al. He was a smart man . I always enjoyed our talks.