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John Henry Byrd, Jr.

January 16, 1944 - November 21, 2021

AHOSKIE, NC – John Henry Byrd, Jr., age 77, of Alton Street, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at his home with his wife and minister with him.

Mr. Byrd was born on January 16, 1944, to John Henry Byrd, Sr. and Beulah Bracy Byrd in Bertie County, North Carolina.  He graduated from Ahoskie High School and worked at North State, and Eastern Office in younger years.  He worked for many years as a salesman at Pierce Printing and part-time at Ace Hardware in Ahoskie.  He was later the owner and broker for Action Realty Company until his retirement.  Henry was a member of First Baptist Church Ahoskie and the Ahoskie Rotary Club.  He loved the Lord and his family, and he could be found fishing on his boat after work until he was unable to do so. He loved yard work and growing roses.  He volunteered at the Ahoskie Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels, and helped his wife Patti volunteering with whatever she needed at Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps.

Along with his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Ann Byrd Pridgen, and a sister, Margaret Byrd Morris Holloman.

Henry is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years, Pat “Patti”, step-son, Roger Dale Owens Jr. and wife Aimee of Columbus, GA; two grandsons, Jacob Pridgen of Wilson; one Alexander Cameron Owens, granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie Owens, both of Columbus, GA; great-granddaughter, Everly Pridgen of Wilson; sister, Jean Byrd Savage of Gates; two nephews, Bobby Morris and wife Lisa of Ahoskie, and Brian Savage of Gates; and a niece, Robin Savage of Gates.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie Fellowship Hall, Ahoskie, NC and other times from the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, Ahoskie, NC, with, Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom, Rev. Dr. Paul Gilliam III, and Rev. Anita Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps, PO Box 344, Ahoskie, NC  27910 or online by clicking here or Community Home Care and Hospice, 200 Green St. Suite 203, Williamston, NC  27892 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Byrd family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 29, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Location:

First Baptist Church of Ahoskie

312 Main Street West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

In the fellowship hall


Service Information

Date: Monday, November 29, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

First Baptist Church of Ahoskie

312 Main Street West
Ahoskie, NC 27910


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