January 4, 2022, 82, Beautancus –
Ann Douglas Davis Byrd, 82, completed this life’s journey on January 4, 2022 and went to be with her Lord and Savior.
Born on August 24, 1939, she was the loving daughter of the late Elbert J. and Christine P. Davis, and was a lifelong resident of the Beautancus Community.
A loving wife and partner, she will be remembered for the 62 wonderful years spent with her husband, Stanley Byrd. She was also a loving and dedicated mother who always put her children before herself, while at the same time giving them the discipline, guidance and unconditional love needed to prepare them to succeed in life.
An Educator for 35 years, she helped to mold and shape the lives of hundreds of students. She truly loved children. She was a lifelong member of Bear Marsh Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher, Jr. Choir Director, and Pianist, Church Clerk, Adult Choir Director, Acteens Director, and was involved in the WMU for over 50 years.
One of her greatest joys was her four grandchildren, Braxton and Barrett Bradshaw, and Davis and Ava Byrd. She loved to spoil them as only a grandmother can. She will truly be missed in their lives, but not in their hearts and minds, as the many fond memories live on. She will be deeply missed and though our hearts grieve at the moment, it has been and will continue to be a true blessing to all who have walked with or been touched in any way by such a wonderful, loving, and caring person.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Marshall Stanley Byrd; and survived by her sons Dewayne Byrd of Greenville, Darwin Byrd and his wife Ginny of Mount Olive, Darrell Byrd and his wife Jennifer of Mount Olive, and a daughter, Renee Bradshaw and her husband Steve of Newton Grove. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren; Braxton and Barrett Bradshaw, and Davis and Ava Byrd; a brother, Jimmy Davis and wife Patricia of Mount Olive, and a sister, Kaye D. Grady of Surf City.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, January the 8th, in the Brock-Davis Family Cemetery located on the farm in Beautancus at two o’clock in the afternoon. The Rev. Paul Rose and the Rev. E.C. Mattocks will officiate the service, with visitation immediately following.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the following; Bear Marsh Baptist Church Youth Group, 1649 Beautancus Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365; Give The Kids The World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL, 34746; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.