Ernest Leon Byrd
March 31, 1935 – November 14, 2020
Ernest Leon Byrd, son of the late Willis and Maggie P. Byrd passed away on Saturday November 14, 2020 at the age of 85. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with full military honors. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Byrd; daughter, Sharlene Gannon; son, Charles Byrd and his wife, Jodie; brothers, Gene Byrd and his wife, Edna, James Byrd, Bill Byrd and his wife, Joan and Johnny Byrd; sisters, Topsy Frisbee, Frances Buchanan and her husband, Bob; 9 grandchildren and 14 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Chris Byrd and a sister, Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Everett Chapel Church 307 Everette Ave, Clayton, NC 27520. Services will be streamed live through the Facebook page of McLaurin Funeral Home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Byrd family may be entered below within the "add a memory" tab.
- Dorothy Byrd, Wife
- Sharlene Gannon, Daughter
- Charles Byrd (Jodie Byrd), Son
- Gene Byrd (Edna Byrd), Brother
- James Byrd, Brother
- Bill Byrd (Joan Byrd), Brother
- Johnny Byrd, Brother
- Topsy Frisbee, Sister
- Frances Buchanan (Bob Buchanan), Sister
- Willis Byrd (Maggie P. Byrd), Parents (deceased)
- Chris Byrd, Son (deceased)
- Elizabeth, Sister (deceased)
- Mr. Byrd leaves behind nine grandchildren and fourteen nieces and nephews to cherish his memories.
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Saturday, November 21, 2020
Ernest Leon Byrd
November 21, 2020
I had the sweetest brother ever and I miss him so much. It helps to know that he is with our Heavenly Father plus all our other loved ones. Dot I am so sorry I couldn’t make it up to be with you but so happy I got to spend time with you and Ernie in Sept. Will see you soon and I love you.
November 17, 2020
Dot and family in my prayers. Such a nice gentleman, Always came and checked on me in church as to how I was doing because both of us were seeing a dermatologist. Mr. Ernest you will be missed.