OBITUARY

Bettye Tuck Byers

February 3, 1928July 8, 2019
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Bettye Carolyn Tuck Byers, 91, of Statesville, went into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Gordon Hospice House.

Born on February 3, 1928 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Ranson Tuck and Genevie Redding Tuck. Bettye was retired from Hunt Manufacturing. She also worked as a teacher at Headstart and a substitute teacher at Northview IB School. She was a mother to all, both her family and the community. People always came to her for business advice and was a historian of the Statesville area. She loved traveling, quilting, and solving word search puzzles. She also enjoyed teaching young ladies proper etiquette in dress and manners. She famously loved to wear flop hats. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Delaney Byers Sr.; son, Frank Delaney Byers Jr., grandson, Antonio Byers; great-grandson, Evan Mykal Bullock, and daughter-in-law, Lorna Davis Byers.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Kenneth Byers, Sherman (Marian Dean) Byers; a daughter, Stephanie Byers-Parks (Eddie); grandchildren, Tonya (Neal) Murdock, Leslie Requel Byers, Kimberly (Chris) Henderson, Sharaya (Andre) Gilliam, Sherman Byers Jr., and Marcus (Tina) Byers; great-grandchildren, Taryn, Joshua, Julian, Troy, Teigan, Eisley, Paisley, Naamir, Heaven-leigh, Surai, Aaliyah, Nora, Major, Yasmeen, Mya, and Cobyn; and great-great grandchildren, Trevyn Murdock and Evan Byers.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. D. Danner officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Belmont Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Bettye Byers.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Conrad Dalton

July 12, 2019

What can I say, but that this lady was a dear friend of the Dalton family. She and my mother (Mrs
Inez Dalton) were good friends. Everyone that I knew called her by both names: Bettye Byers, never just Bettye. A very special lady indeed. Kenny and family my prayers are with you. PEACE, my brother.

Samuel Ramseur, Jr

July 11, 2019

Kenny, Sherman, you have my heart felt sympathy for your loss. Words cannot express how I really feel. I had so many outstanding moments with your family growing up. She was an outstanding lady and she will be missed. God Bless you all

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