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Mr. Raymond Byrd
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.
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Homegoing Service


Mr. Raymond Byrd        

    Sunrise: March 16, 1929 ~ Sunset: June  25, 2013  


Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:00 A.M.

Sims Chapel Baptist Church

Covington,  Georgia

Rev. Cecil J. Rozier, Pastor, Eulogist

Assisted By Others



   Mr. Raymond Byrd was born in Newton County, on March 16, 1929 to the parentage of the late Mr. Tom and Mrs. Byrd. He was the seventh of eight children and was preceded in death by wife, Claudia, son, Larry, four sisters and two brothers.

       He was a long time resident of Newton County until he moved to Dekalb County in early 2002 to live with his daughter, Carolyn. He was a member of the Community Organization "Families of Chapel Hill" where he served as Vice President. He was a faithful employee of Bibb Manufacturing in Porterdale, Georgia. He enjoyed taking walks, spending time with his family and meeting new people, young or old.

      He leaves to cherish his memories, his four children, Mr. & Mrs. Earl (Carolyn) Romig, of Decatur, Georgia, Rev. & Evang. Willie (Gwendolyn) Smith, of Covington, Georgia, Mr. & Mrs.  Randy (Shelia) Byrd, of Covington, Georgia, Mr. & Mrs. Timothy (Tyjuan) Byrd, of Conyers, Georgia, one brother, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy  Leroy (Cora) Byrd, five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Connie, Dion, Timothy, Jr. and Shawarner, four great-grandchildren: Danquarius, JeNya, Kennedy, Malajah, and a host of other relatives and friends.


Sims Chapel Cemetery


Pallbearers: Family and Friends

Flower Ladies: Family and Friends


Acknowledgements The family of the late Mr. Raymond Byrd extends their greatest appreciation for each act of kindness, prayer and expressions of love shown during this time of bereavement. May God bless each of you. Please continue to pray for this family.                                                                                     

The  Family