Sarah J. Byrd
September 5, 1935 – February 6, 2020
Sarah J. Byrd, 84, went home to Heaven on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Visitation will be 11:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home chapel with interment in the Star Cemetery.
Sarah was born September 5, 1935, in Magee, Mississippi, a daughter of the late James Henry Perrett and Lona Jones Perrett. She was a graduate of Mendenhall High School and a lifelong member of the Baptist faith.
Devoted to her family, Sarah delighted in her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother, and was never happier than when she was spending time with them, especially her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved cooking for her family and holidays were always made special with her delectable feasts, particularly her homemade dressing.
Never one to be idle, Sarah could often be found tending to her lawn and garden, or cleaning and organizing her home. She also enjoyed traveling, attending flea markets, playing dominoes and rook, and eating out. Jerry’s catfish was one of her favorites.
Sarah will best be remembered for her sense of humor and innate ability to overcome even the most difficult of challenges. Her positive attitude served her well during the demanding times in her life, and she instilled that “can do” spirit in her children.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby C. Byrd, and son, Gregory S. Byrd.
Survivors include sons, Richard C. “Ricky” Byrd and wife Sherri, and James A. “Tony” Byrd and wife Tami; daughters, Debbie J. Horn and husband Billy, and Cassondra G. Grantham; brothers, Harold W. Perrett and wife Shirley, and John D. Perrett; grandchildren, Calvin Byrd, Wesley Byrd Buzzy Alan Grantham, Angela Cole, Stephanie Byrd, Jennifer Byrd, Cassie Grantham, and Sarah Byrd; and great-grandchildren, Braxton Byrd, Shelby Byrd, Brody Tanner, Easton Tanner, Lake Byrd, Ainsley Byrd, Brooklyn Reeder, Addison Reeder, Brianna Cole, Deanna Cole, Ryan Cole, Amauri Norwood, and Sebastian Ziegler, Jr.
- Ricky Byrd, Son
- Tony Byrd, Son
- Debbie J. Horn, Daughter
- Cassondra Grantham, Daughter
- Harold W. Perrett, Brother
- John D. Perrett, Son
- Calvin Byrd, Grandchild
- Wesley Byrd, Grandchild
- Buzzy Alan Grantham, Grandchild
- Angela Cole, Grandchild
- Stephanie Byrd, Grandchild
- Jennifer Byrd, Grandchild
- Cassie Grantham, Grandchild
- Sarah Byrd, Grandchild
- Great-Grandchildren: Braxton, Shelby, Brody, Easton, Lake, Ainsley, Brooklyn, Addison, Brianna, Deanna, Ryan, Amauri, and Sebastian
- Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Sarah J. Byrd
February 10, 2020
I will miss her more than anything. She was very special and always put others before herself. She was so funny and made everyone she met smile. So glad I can call her my grandmother because she was one in a million. I love you Mammaw.
February 9, 2020
I couldn't have asked for a better Mother. She will be deeply missed. Thanks to her we have a lot of special and fun times that we can look back on and smile. I love you Mama.