We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Henline - Hughes Funeral Home
Irene Byrd, 98, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 3, 2022, at home surrounded by family. Born September 4, 1923 she was a native of Mitchell County and the Buladean community.
Irene lived her life as a Godly woman who loved the Lord and her family. Irene was a humble, kind, caring, woman that set a great example for those who were lucky enough to encounter her. She had an eternal impact on the many generations that she created and watched grow.
She spent her life in service to those in her community and spent years caring for children with disabilities. Settled in the Buladean community, she worked as an assistant to the community midwife. Irene remained active in her church and was engaged in many outreach services.
Irene, a member of Beans Creek Freewill Baptist Church, was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Sam Byrd; son Oscar Byrd; two grandsons, William Byrd and Shannon Garland; one great grandson, Heath Cook; and one great granddaughter Jaclyn Karr.
Irene is survived by daughters Betty Garland and Elizabeth Hughes both of Bakersville, NC. Also survived by 6 generations including 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren, and 4 great great great grandchildren. Along with several nieces, nephews, and several other family members.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Eloise Davis and Deb Bryant for the excellent care they gave Irene.
The family will receive friends at Henline - Hughes Funeral Home on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 3:00pm until 4:00pm. Funeral service will begin at 4:00pm with Reverends Tommy Thomas, Trent Honeycutt, and John McKinney officiating. Burial will follow the service at Beans Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sam Hughes, Mike Hughes, Shannon Watts, Brandon Teague, Isidro Camacho, Santiago Gomez, Matthew Waldrop, and honorary pallbearer David Davis.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4