Kirksey Funeral Home


Sharon Jean Byrd

May 3, 1943May 11, 2021

Sharon Jean Miller Byrd, 78, of Morganton passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Grace Heights Nursing Home. Sharon was born to the late Abraham Lincoln Miller and Pansy Viola February Miller May 03, 1943.

Sharon graduated from Cranberry High School, Class of 1962. Following graduation Sharon married the love of her life Bennie Ray Byrd, Sr.

Along with her parents Abraham and Pansy, Sharon is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Bennie Ray Byrd, Sr., brother; Sammy Dean Miller, sister; Mary Jane Jennings, son in law; Timmy Lee Proffitt, and Baby Boy Byrd.

Those left to cherish her memories are her two daughters; Angela Byrd Proffitt, and Kathy "Misty" Byrd Gregg both of Morganton, son; Ray Byrd (Kim) of Zionville, sister; Beverly Bumgarner (Johnny), sister in law; Marie Earp Miller (John), three grandkids that she loved dearly; Sydney L. Ball (Jonathan), Ben Proffitt and fiance Maddy, and Jayla Gregg along with a host of nieces nephews and other relatives and friends.

A private service will. be planned at a later date for family.

Flowers are accepted at her home 125 Collingwood Drive. Morganton, NC 28655.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

The Byrd Family has entrusted Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton with arrangements.


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Lisa Marie Miller

May 19, 2021

You will be missed. but, I’m so happy you are in no more pain and you are with your brother and sister and mom and dad . I have such an overload of special memories from back in the day that I will cherish forever!!
You will always be in my heart and I love you dearly !!!
R.I.P. aunt Sharon love you to the heavens above .