Amy Conner Byrd

April 15, 1949October 5, 2020

Amy Connor Byrd, 71, passed away October 5, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on April 15, 1949 to Colonel Parker and Mrs. Amy Connor.

Amy achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Coker College in South Carolina. She was a tenth and twelfth grade English teacher at Culpeper County High School for 27 years. Her passion was teaching, and she absolutely adored all of her students. She achieved several “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” Awards for her outstanding skills in progressive education. She recently moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to be closer to her children.

Amy is survived by her son and daughter, Parker and Pierce, two grandchildren, and her brother and sister.

Services will be private.

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Ludwell Brown

October 16, 2020

I had the honor of being one of Mrs Byrds students. I later had the privilege to teach her son Parker. Without a doubt I owe some of my teaching style to Amy. My sincere condolences to the family🙏🏽

Brent Payne

October 15, 2020

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Amy. Although I had not seen her in many years, I will always remember her as a great teacher and a person I always respected. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family!

Brent Payne

Mary-Helen Gray Sullivan

October 14, 2020

I knew Amy in the mid- to late 1970s when I lived in Rappahannock County and met her through a mutual friend. She sometimes cut my hair; she sewed a couple of garments for me. Mostly I saw her at parties of other young people. I did enjoy knowing her, although we didn't keep in touch after I left the state. I am thrilled to know that she became such an acclaimed teacher. My sympathies to all her family. She was the good kind of one-of-a-kind.

Maggie Lawrence

October 14, 2020

She was smart and funny and crazy, and I miss the times we walked in the halls together and made each other laugh.

Lori Pullen

October 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ms. Byrd's passing. She was my English AP teacher in High School. Prayers for the family as you endure this loss. May you find comfort in your memories today and in the days to come.
Lori Pullen
Madison, Va.

Barbara DeJarnette

October 8, 2020

So sorry to hear of Amy's passing. I taught with her many years at CCHS. She had some wonderful and exciting ways of working with and teaching students. I enjoyed working with her.

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