Craig Deon Byrd

May 17, 1980October 5, 2020

Craig Deon Byrd was born on May 17, 1980 in Indianapolis Indiana to Tracey Daniel and Acey Byrd Jr. Craig was always a fun loving, giggly child. Growing up, Craig absolutely loved spending time with both sets of his beloved grandparents, Barbara & William and Asie,Sr. & Rose.

Craig also loved going to church and professed his faith in Christ at a young age by being baptized at Eastern Star Baptist Church by Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson,Sr. Craig was active in many church activities such as Joybelles and youth ministry. In his adult life, Craig reinstated his commitment to Christ at New Beginnings Fellowship Church under the leadership of Pastor James Jackson.

Craig was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School’s class of 1998. He then chose to continue his education at the historically black college, Wilberforce University, in Wilberforce, Ohio. After his studies at Wilberforce, Craig worked for many of the large manufacturing and distribution companies around the city. In early 2003, Craig met the love of his life and his heart’s greatest joy with the birth of his daughter Nevaeh Dionne Byrd. He would say she was the best thing that ever happened to him.

As many of you have encountered, Craig was a gentle giant. His quiet and content demeanor made him one of the most laid back people you would ever meet. Craig loved his family and cherished his friends. His smile could fill a room and his laugh was infectious. These are just a few of the things that we will miss most about him.

Craig is survived by his daughter Nevaeh Dionne Byrd, His mother Tracey Daniel and father, Acey W. Byrd, Jr. (Denise), Grandparents Barbara Daniel (deceased William), Asie & Rose Byrd, sister Thakena Hogue (Aundre), brother Anthony Talley, nieces, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent to the Edna Martin Christian Center Food Pantry at 2605 E. 25th Street Indianapolis, IN 46218.

Service for Craig will be held, 12:00 pm, Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Williams and Bluitt Funeral Home Peoples' Chapel, 5252 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, with visitation from 10:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm, all taken place at Williams and Bluitt Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Kevin Hill

October 24, 2020

Acey, Dwan the boys and I are praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Reading the brief synopsis of Craig’s life tells me that, like you, he was a child of God. I hope that brings you some level of comfort, as God’s word assures you that you will see him again in glory, where the family circle will be re-joined and never again broken!

We love you!!!

Kevin C. Hill

Ty Jones

October 24, 2020

My heart goes out to the Byrd family, may God be with you and keep you during these times grief. You will always be in my prayers.

Aleshia Miles

October 24, 2020

Rest in Heaven Craig....🥰🥰

karl spencer

October 23, 2020

On behalf of the 100 Black Men of Austin, we want to express our deepest condolences to the Byrd Family. Brother Acey, please don't hesitate to reach out should you need anything from us.

Your Lil Brother

Karl Spencer

Peace and Blessings

Emmer Porter

October 23, 2020


I remember the day Nevaeh was born. You were an amazing partner and very supportive. I was so scared and you told me that everything was going to be alright. Today I share those same words with our daughter.

I know how much you love her and I will never let her forget that love.
I promise to make sure your light continues to shine through Nevaeh.
Rest In Peace ❤️

Charyl Byrd

October 22, 2020

I will miss you Craig, I will never forget the day you reminded me that you birthday was the same as Marcus and Monica and I have never forgot that. I remember the times you called and talked to Sam and I. Sone of those calls were like you were more like a son than a great nephew and I know Sam would feel the same way. I am sure your big uncle Sam has you taken care of and you all are together now.

Aunt Charyl

Tony Talley

October 20, 2020

Man, I can remember so vividly how you taught me how to use Starch so I could alway have a crisp crease in my jeans. As I entered middle school at Craig (ironically), I would try to wear your Guess jeans but we could never get them to fit just right, so we rolled them up under my shirt but made sure the Guess sign was still visible.

Rest In Peace,


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