Juanita Byrd, age 86, of Tyrone

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Mrs. Juanita Byrd, age 86, of Tyrone passed away May 20, 2015.

She was born in West Virginia but lived her young adult life in Lynchburg Va. There she was active in her church and spearheaded the beginnings of the Junior Women’s Club. From there she moved to Stone Mountain where she continued her church work and raising a family. In later life she worked at Smith Kline from whence she retired. Three years ago she moved to Tyrone to be near her daughter and became active in the First Christian Church and the Tyrone Seniors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Eugene Byrd; sisters, Annabelle Zimmermann; Janet Thaler; brother, Harold Lee and is survived by her daughter, Tina Griffitts and her husband John of Tyrone; sons, Gary Byrd of Richmond, Va; Kelly Byrd and his wife Mary of Charleston, W.Va.; brother in-law, Rev. George Zimmermann of Atlanta; grandchildren, Heather Leonard and her husband Glenn, Holly O’Mara and her husband Sean, Christopher Rogers; great grandchildren, Nick, Madison and Bodie.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church of Tyrone with Minister Rich DeWees officiating.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at First Christian Church of Tyrone.

Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.