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McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Margaret Ann Byrum

July 7, 1953June 24, 2020

Margret Ann Byrum, 66, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2020.

She was a cherished daughter, sister, aunt, and resident of InReach group home at The Plaza. Her spirit will forever live in the hearts of those who knew her.

Through the love and support of her parents, family, community, and InReach staff, Ann lived a full and happy life. Ann grew up in the Steele Creek community and attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She worked for many years at the Nevin’s Vocational Workshop, a job Ann was eager to return to every Monday.

As an adult, Ann moved to The Plaza group home where she enjoyed living with her friends and developed independent living skills. Ann was very active in the Special Olympics, competing in swimming, track and field, basketball, and bocce. Ann had a love of oldies music, Diet Coke, popcorn, M&M’s, animals, shelling beans, puzzles, trips with family (especially to the beach), fishing, sports trivia, and watching all sports, especially her UNC Tar Heels.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Erskine and Nancy Byrum, and her brother-in-law, Bill McCormick. She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law - Joan McCormick, Betty and Bill Harraman, and Jean and Bill Cathey. Ann is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews who dearly loved their Aunt Ann.

Ann’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and residents of The Plaza group home who were Ann’s extended family and provided a safe and loving home for Ann. We know they share our sadness.

A memorial service celebrating Ann’s life will be held Tuesday July 7th at 11:00 am at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill. To watch the service live, please go to: https://youtu.be/cco0sw9oTc4

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill, 1500 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28278 or InReach 4530 Park Rd. Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28209-3790.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.

Services

7 July

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church

15000 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28278

Memories

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Suzanne Tans

June 30, 2020

When I remember Ann's enthusiastic, exuberant greetings it makes me smile. I heard a story that Ann and sister Betty had a peculiar kayak experience at the beach last year and I can picture Ann scolding Betty and laughing at the same time. She was full of life and dearly loved.

Gay Mckeown

June 30, 2020

Joan, Betty, Jean and the remaining family members...oh we all loved Ann! She was vibrant, humorous, fun to tease, and so many other descriptive words that come to my mind through the tears as I write my expression of sympathy and love. You could always find a subject to discuss with Ann. She loved her family. I remember the
first time I met Ann. Betty introduced us and Ann was so excited she picked Betty up and twirled her around. How I loved my time with all of the Byrums. Bless you Dear Ann... You will be missed.

Melissa Sipe

June 29, 2020

Ann was a very special friend. We always had such great fun when she came to have her nails done. She loved trying fun colors and having nail art. She will be greatly missed.

Frances Ann Mabry

June 29, 2020

I am heartbroken to learn of Ann’s death. I fell in love with Ann when she played on our basketball team that represented NC in the International Special Olympics. She loved basketball and she loved her teammates. Over the years Ann was always happy and always kind, the way I’ll remember her forever.

Jane (Heafner) Robinson

June 29, 2020

Joan, Betty, and Jean, I'm so sorry about Ann. I loved reading about all her interests and activities and seeing how vibrant she looked in her picture! Thinking about all of you puts me back in your house on the hill in Steele Creek with your parents and all of us are in our late teens or early twenties - hard to believe that was 50 years ago!! I would love to see you. I've thought about you these last few days. Jane

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY