Funeral services for Maurice Yvonne Byrd, age 88, of Richwood, Texas will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 9th at Lakewood Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5 pm-8 pm on Thursday, February 8th at Lakewood Funeral Chapel.
Maurice was born in the city of Bedias in Grimes County, Texas on November 27, 1935. She was the first of five children born to Coleman and Ada Newton. She married Carl Eugene Byrd of Oyster Creek, Texas, on July 8th, 1955. They were married for 37 years.
Maurice was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She had a lifelong passion for the arts and was a talented cake maker, interior decorator, and gifted painter. She was an avid reader and loved to listen to zydeco music. Maurice won Richwood's Yard of the Month award several times and she loved to host extravagant family Christmas parties. Friends and family will miss her quick wit and dry sense of humor.
Survivors include Brother Jessie Ray Newton of Angleton, TX, Sister Torcha and Bob Kyle of Clute, TX Son Carl Bruce Byrd & Laura Byrd of Gatesville, TX, Son Edward Coleman Byrd & Dorothy Byrd of Oglesby, TX, and Daughter Karen Byrd of Richwood, TX. Grandchildren Edward Byrd, DeAnn Coleman, Diane Mehaffey, Gina Chandler, Kim Peck, Julie Ahearn, Lena Ahearn-Jackson, and Denise Rhone. Maurice was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceded by: Husband Carl Eugene Byrd, sister Peggy Danford, brother Gerald Newton, Mother and Father Ada and Coleman Newton, and
great-grandson James Chandler.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Carl Bruce Byrd, Edward Coleman Byrd, Edward Byrd, Coleman Byrd, Blake Byrd, and Greg Mehaffey.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: The Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
My hear is breaking, but I think about you and mom are joined again for eternity. You brought so much love and joy to my life especially after mom died. You took the pieces. Our love for each other, & the laughter we share will always remain inside of me. May you rest in peace Marcie and know your heart was full of love and gold. Memories forever, Love Aletha K.
Sunday, February 4, 2024
All of my thoughts and prayers to your family. May they have peace and understanding as they learn to navigate without your constant presence. Just know you have given them a lifetime of memories.