Colton Wayne Byrd
April 28, 1993 – July 2, 2019
Colton Wayne Byrd, 26, of Pearl, MS lost his battle to leukemia, and went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2019 surrounded by family and friends at UMMC.
Colton was born in Flowood, Mississippi on April 28, 1993 to Robin and Billy Byrd. Colton loved hunting, fishing, and working on his vehicles, especially his truck “Old Brown”, but his biggest joy in life was his family and spending time with them. Colton was dearly loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Everyone that met him loved him and he was the light of many lives. He was a very caring individual whose great humor followed him wherever he went. Colton was an incredibly strong person, who fought his battle very hard. Colton flourished on the 23 acres where he grew up; his “little slice of Heaven”. The biggest light in his life was his daughter, Natalie Nicole Byrd, who he leaves behind, along with his fiancée, Leigh Anne Bailey and her son, Bradley Bailey of Pearl, MS; mother, Robin Roberts Byrd, and fiancée Richard Hill of Florence, MS; father, Billy Wayne Byrd and step-mother, Theresa Price Byrd of Pearl, MS; brothers, Bransen Lucas Byrd and Hunter Price Byrd of Pearl, MS; as well as his grandparents, Robert and Marion Davis of Pearl, MS, Mayzell Price of Pearl, MS, Jamie and Jean Roberts of Magnolia, MS, and Godparents Randy and Kathy Odom of Starkville, MS. Colton was preceded in death by his grandfather, Billy Lucas Byrd, and his step-sister, Tiffany Cheire Blackstock.
Memorial donations can be made in Colton’s name to The Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome and Leukemia Foundations.
- Memorial Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
Colton Wayne Byrd
July 13, 2019
There are no words to explain how much I loved Colton. I loved when he would just drop by, “suggest” that he was hungry and sure could eat a burger. After feeding his face, he would go home to “aggravate” Leigh Anne. He had such an old soul. Colton packed three lifetimes in to his 26 years on earth. He loved life and he loved people...all people. We sure are gonna miss you, Colton. But, we will see you again. Love you big! 💕❤️
July 12, 2019
Colton was an amazing cousin and friend our family has always been so close that he was more like a brother than a cousin. Colton was always admiring his strength and fight for life was inspiring, colton loved the outdoors and his family more than anything. I'm going to miss him so much even him aggravating me as always the biggest memory I will keep in my mind when I think about colton is his huge smile he has always kept on his face no matter what, we love you and miss you oh so much colton God was ready for you but our hearts were not!
Leigh Anne Bailey
July 10, 2019
Colton Byrd was the half of me that was the best and made me the happiest. He gave so much of himself to me and my son. He gave me a step daughter that I adore and my family adores. He was a kind gentle man with a heart of gold. He loved to get a reaction from people, sometimes weather it was good or bad. He would go to any length to satisfy his craving to aggravate someone. One thing that impressed me when I got to know him better was his manners. Usually a guy his age would not have such an old personality. But he was my old man. He would aggravate me by talking about how bad I cooked, even though he ate it all. He would aggravate his dad by calling him "Goat", his name is Billy. Haha. He would do donuts in the yard and poke people. Everyone knew not to get behind him if there was mud around and he was on anything with wheels. You where gonna get it. I miss him aggravating and singing made up songs and making faces at me. Noone can miss the gas. But I do. There is so much to say and we could all write a huge book of the stories and memories he created for us. Each one will make you laugh. I love you baby. I can't wait to see you again one day.
Amanda Soelman Odom
July 10, 2019
Colton was a beloved member of our family. I remember when he used to play with toy dump trucks in our backyard with my little brother, Josh, when they were small children. He will be deeply missed. He was a super cool "cousin"! RIP Little Dude
July 8, 2019
When my wife and I met Colton for the first time we were all fishing at Crystal Lake. Colton had mentioned he had a honda that needed some work done to it and I built hondas so we met up a few days later to look at car and see what all needed to be done. Point of the story was a very good kind and loving friend would do anything in his power to help you out if needed. Love you like a brother Colton R.I.P. Your Killing Me was his favorite saying