Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

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Briana Marie Byrd

January 28, 1985May 22, 2019

BYRD, Briana Marie “Bri” 34, of Springfield, “my little poet and dreamer” passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Bri leaves to cherish her memory her mother and step father, Tina (nee Brooks) and Bob Taylor, her father Randy Byrd, son Caelan Vercoe-Byrd, brother Jaxon Taylor. Also surviving are her maternal grandmother Mary Brooks, paternal grandparents Ronald Byrd and Edna Byrd, paternal grandmother Dorothy Taylor. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Ronald Brooks and paternal grandfather Casey Taylor. Bri was a 2003 graduate of Greenon High School, was employed at Choices in Springfield and was studying to be a Lab Technician at Clark State. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 100 East Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 starting at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Bri’s life at 12:00 noon with Pastor Peter Kruse and Deacon Nancy Trimble presiding. Arrangements entrusted to the Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, Fairborn, Ohio. Messages of support to Bri’s family may be made at: www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Bri's Life Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Briana Marie Byrd

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Vanessa Vercoe

June 7, 2019

Briana was and will forever be the love of my life. We shared the good and the bad of the last 14 years. She always could make me laugh when I needed it. Her laughter filled the house when she and our son would play, color, watch their favorite movies and then act them out. There is a space in our family and in our hearts that can only be filled by her. We will keep her alive through our laughter. She is forever loved and forever missed.

We love you Bri, ( Mommy)

Love always,
Vanessa and Caelan

Mandy Qualters-Baldwin

May 29, 2019

Briana was my first best friend and one of the people I've loved most in life. We weren't close for the last few years of her life but that doesn't change the fact that some of my greatest memories were made with her. I don't think anyone has made me laugh more than Briana. And I don't think anyone ever will. I am very blessed to have had her in my life if even for a short time. If only there was more. A life time would still not be enough. There are no words to describe how much I will miss her. But the loving memories I cherish of her will overshadow the sorrow I feel. Peace and blessings to her and her loved ones.

Mark Kauffung

May 28, 2019

My fondest memories of Bri was the time that she spent staying in our house in Manchester during our childhood. It was during that time that she became more of a sister to me and less of a cousin. As a child, she had a never ending love for the Disney movie Cinderella and would watch it every chance she could get! She was a sweet person with a tender soul. I will always regret how far apart we have grown and not being able to let her know how much I truly cared for her.

Christina Hurd

May 27, 2019

Words cant describe how much I love u and miss u... I am so thankful that I got to see u and talked to u for a while..... I hope that u have found peace..... Till we meet again R.I.P. Bri ❤

Julz Sikes

May 26, 2019

Briana you were one of the greatest friends I've ever had. Listening to Blue October won't be the same without you. I am shocked, devastated and so hurt that you're not with us anymore and life isn't going to be as bright without you around. I loved you like a sister. I'm so blessed to have been able to call you my best friend for the past few years. I'm sorry I didn't answer the phone the other day when you needed me. I will regret that eternally. I love you baby girl. Fly high dream byrd ♥

Kamden Masters

May 26, 2019

You always knew how to calm me down. I know it may seem silly but we connected through art and in the short time I knew you, you made a large impact on my life. I'm sorry I couldn't see you more. I know wherever you are now, that you aren't in pain anymore. I love you, fly high.

Annie Marra

May 26, 2019

Bri, You were Always a Bright Shining star that would light up any place you were. So beautiful, sweet and loving Soul! I will miss our talks, I will miss your smile and your laugh, I miss you so much already, but I'm glad you are at peace. Love you Always Bri.

kate Burton

May 26, 2019

Bri, God made lot's of beautiful things, sunsets and flowers and trees, birds and stars and loyal friends. And after He made all of these, He gave to the earth a gift more fair, more loving and more true, of all his gifts, the one most rare, a Niece as precious as you. As we lay you to rest, we know that you have gone to a better world, and pray that you may get peace, love and greatness there. May Angels watch over you , and don't forget to beat your Papaw Brooks in a game of checkers. Love you so much sweetie , you will never be forgotten . Lovies Aunt T.C. and Uncle Steve

Rhonda Kauffung

May 26, 2019

My beautiful Cinderella. When you were little and stayed with me for a few months, your all time favorite movie was Cinderella. You were such a good little actor. As you got older we still talked about it. You always seemed to be happy and had a great smile for everyone. I will miss your hugs and kisses. My heart is broken. I will carry memories of you with me always.

Debbie Hurd

May 26, 2019

Bri your great smile will truly be missed. So glad I got to see you a few weeks ago and gave you a big hug. You will never be forgotten. Love Aunt Debbie, Uncle David.