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Julia "Sissy" (Gray) Byrd

1945 - 2021


Julia “Sissy” Gray Byrd, 75, of Cordova passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

A private family service will be held.

Mrs. Byrd was born on May 22, 1945 in Orangeburg, S.C.  She was the daughter of the late Julius S. Gray and the late Brondell Felder Gray.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.  She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, David Byrd; brother, Julius “Bubba” Gray and a nephew, Charles Hoffman.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Sutcliffe of Orangeburg, Shay Byrd (Heather) of Branchville; daughter, Crystal McAlhany (Chris) of Cordova; grandchildren, Rachel Garrick, Daniel McAlhany, Kirkland McAlhany, Brody Byrd, Jacob Wade; sister, Marie Hoffman (Jitter); nephew, Robert Hoffman and a niece, Bonnie Benton.

Friends may come by “Sissy’s” residence on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 P.M.


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Kathy Sturdivant Johnson

April 16, 2021 1:07 PM

Ricky, Crystal and Shay, my heart goes out to you all.  I know that you will miss your mom each and every day.  Remember all the good times which will help you get through the bad times.  Know that she loved you all and that she is in a better place with no pain or sorrow. It is true that time heals but there are always moments when you will want your mom. No one can ever take her place.   May God surround you all in the next few days, weeks, momths and years.with his love..   

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