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Della Byrd

May 12, 1934February 10, 2021

Her journey began under the parentage of Bill and Alice Sanders in Dale, Texas on May 12, 1934. She married the love of her life, Eulish Curtis Byrd, on December 2, 1952, in Lockhart, Texas.

They soon began their family of four sons: Curtis, Neil, Michael & Kalvin.

Young Della was baptized and saved at an early age. Later, she united with Greater Holy Temple where she served as Church Mother for over 20 years. Mother Byrd loved her supportive role and worked behind the scenes in preparing delicious foods and décor for the church. The second row on the right was her favorite seat. She found joy in making clothes, playing music at home, praising God and making her yard beautiful.

Mrs. Byrd worked outside of her home for the State of Texas in housekeeping and maintenance for 30 years.

Mother Della Byrd leaves to mourn: her four sons, E. Curtis Byrd, Jr. (Jacqueline Byrd), Neil Byrd, Michael Byrd (Lauretta Byrd) and Kalvin Byrd; also four granddaughters and two grandsons, three great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, February 28, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, February 28, 2021


Della Byrd

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Rose (Susie) Ellison

February 28, 2021

One of the things I remember the most just about EVERY summer me M om Dad Na and Dinny would head up to Austin go to the BBque place in Lockhart at that time they were in the other house those were the BEST of the BEST times Madea was so loving she didn't have an angry spirit or bone in her body and she loved God how I know I've seen it first hand she never changed God speed my angel until we meet again

Frances Bossett

February 28, 2021

I love you Aunt Della Sanders Byrd use to love when my dad and mom loaded up the kids to go to Austin Tx you coming in form the Capital and sometimes from Cleaning service houses. We like laugh and love even into young adults seeing you and your sista Aunt Peaches Aunt Sayra (1⁰Ray )fun we will miss you you at rest with reason love ones. Bless to be in the Families circles love you Curtis Jackie, Michael Lauretta Kalven and Neal grandbabies keeping you in prayers love the greatest memories precious .

Stephanie Hill

February 27, 2021

Each time I was ever in her presence she lit up a room...RIH...Such a beautiful lady. I'll keep my neice Ryane and the Byrd family in my prayers. Love you...