Estelle Marie (Pruitt) Byrd

December 10, 1928March 8, 2018
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Estelle Marie was born on December 10, 1928 in Sagerton (Haskell County) Texas to Bland Pruitt, Sr. (1908-1966) and Nannie Hardwick Pruitt (1907-1989). The Pruitt family moved to Houston, Texas in 1939. Growing up in Houston, she was called "Estelle" by her family and "Marie" by her friends. She graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1946 and married John Nelson Byrd (1925-1996) on August 6, 1948. Estelle Marie worked as an accountant and retired from Exxon Oil Company in 1982. She is survived by her four children, John Terry Byrd (Deborah), Jerry Nelson Byrd (Victoria), Barbara Byrd Hansel and Joel Daniel Byrd. Her three grandaughters, Misty Head (Sundance), Dr. Ashley Cox Srnka (Erik) and Holly Hansel. Her great grandchildren, Levi, Persais and Brazos Head, Colton and Coralie Srnka. Her three brothers James Pruitt(Dolores), Bland Pruitt, Jr. (Joyce) and Daniel Pruitt (Kay), Her three sisters, Helen Miller, Nelda Giles (Robert), Anita Hall and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family would like to express their appreciation for the care that our mother received from her neighbor Angel Durante, Visiting Angels and TriCare Hospice during this difficult time.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Estelle Marie (Pruitt) Byrd

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Donna Blount

March 13, 2018

To the Byrd family, sorry to hear of your loss. Praying Gods strength be with you in your time of need. Joel I know how much you loved your mom, praying comfort for you.

Lester & Donna Blount
(Joel’s coworker)

Francine Arizmendez

March 13, 2018

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Marie was the sweetest, loving, and caring person that I had the opportunity of knowing and working with at Rice University Library. Marie will be sorely missed, may God comfort your hearts during this time of your loss. God has a beautiful Angel to watch over us.
Francine (Hernandez) Arizmendez

Francine Benson

March 13, 2018

Thinking of the family and remembering you in our prayers. So sorry to hear of this sweet lady's passing.
Marie was one of the sweetest people that I have ever known.
Cousin, Francine Benson

Dolores Pruitt

March 12, 2018

For all family and friends who loved Estelle as did, we hope you have many happy memories of her. She will live in our thoughts and hearts forever.
James, Dolores and our family.

Angela & Mike Pruitt

March 12, 2018

Mike & I are so sorry to hear of Aunt Estelle's passing. She was a kind hearted lady...always thinking of others.
Mike & Angela