of Southside, AR
November 16, 1948 - July 26, 2020
Vera Gail (Allen) Byrd, 71, of Southside passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born on November 16, 1948 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Thomas Allen and Evelyn (Pogue) Allen.Vera was a member of Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where she served as a Trustee and Sunday School Secretary. She worked as a registered nurse for 40 years at White River Medical Center; she was kind, compassionate, and loved helping other people. After retirement, she became the City Recorder for the City of Southside; she also enjoyed watching ''Judge Judy'' and making pot holders to give them away. She was a strong-willed and hard-working woman with a good sense of humor. She raised three of her own children and helped raise several others. She was a trailblazer; a fixer. Her resilience and passion inspired her to make the world a better place.Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Jerry Byrd; one son, Jerry ''JJ'' Byrd Jr. (Krystal) of Bentonville; two daughters, Sandra Byrd of Southside and Laura Faulkner of Maumelle; six grandchildren, Kathryn Byrd, Kameron Byrd, Rebekah Byrd, Ashlynn Byrd, Reagan Faulkner and Micah Faulkner; one brother, Jody McKnight (Sondra) of Paducah, Kentucky; one sister, Mary Keeler of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant sister. Pallbearers are Eric Keeler, Danny Trail, Brian Keeler, Terry Faulkner, Todd Hellerich, and John Casey.Graveside services will begin at 10:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Egner Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Landers officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her honor to Gideon International, 66 Mohawk Drive, Searcy, AR 72143 or Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Building Fund, 629 Allen Chapel Road, Batesville, AR 72501.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering. Social Distancing will be observed.
I am so sad to hear of my cousin, Vera’s passing. I know, that Vera’s name is written in the Lamb’s book of life because she had accepted Jesus’ death on the cross as payment for her sin, so I also know that she is experiencing fullness of joy now and that I will see her again someday!
Jerry and Family,Ruth and I were saddened to hear of Vera's passing. She was of course very loved and respected. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....
Vera was a one of a kind person. She was very genuine in her happiness and compassion for others. When my husband passed, she was so great with me and making sure I took the time I needed and took care of the paperwork that I didn't even know to ask for. She always took great care of all of us. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends.
So sorry to hear vera passed I work with her for many years such a great lady prayers for the family and friends
Dear Jerry and Family,I saddened at the loss of Vera. She was always very kind.She will be greatly missed 😢🙏 Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Dear Jerry and Family, We are saddened at the loss of Vera. She was always very kind to us. She will be greatly missed.
Momma Byrd was such an AMAZING lady. I will never forget her! She was kind, but stern. She was a great example of what we as Christians should be. Momma Byrd will always have a special place in my heart. She raised three wonderf kids, but was a Momma to many! I know she is singing with Jesus right now....Sending love and hugs to you all!
I worked with Vera for years and she was the ultimate professional and nurse. She was an inspiration to new nurses and will be sorely missed.
She was my Cousin and I hardly knew her. I wish that I could have gotten to know her better. Her Father, Tom and my Father, Milton were Brothers. God Bless
Ms Vera helped me many, many times during my years at WRMC. I know others will also attest to her being a wealth of knowledge with a kind heart and a smiling face. We shared a love of English chocolates and I will never forget her.
Jerry and family sorry for your loss.You are all in our thoughts and Prayers 🙏🙏. God Bless you wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you 🙏💗
We were so sorry to hear about Vera. She was a wonderful Christian woman who will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
So very sorry. Vera was such a kind and sweet lady. Prayers for comfort
Vera was a living embodiment of the fruits of the spirit. She will be greatly missed. We are so glad we had the privilege of knowing her. Praying for you during this difficult time.
Ms. Vera always held a special place in my heart. I worked with her for many years. She will be missed by all.
We have only known Vera for a short while but it has been a wonderful experience getting to know her. She was a kind, loving person and heaven is blessed to have her.
Loved working with her.
She was the best 💜So sorry.
So sorry for your loss.
The lady will be missed. Sorry for your loss. Praying for those left behind.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.In Christ,Mark & Laura Morris
So Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
My sincere condolences, Vera was a light in this world she will greatly missed but never forgotten❣️Love and prayers to her family for peace and comfort❤️🙏
Jerry and family, I am so sorry to hear about Vera. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Vera always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. I have sweet memories of her from the hospital. I know Heaven is celebrating to have her home in the arms of Jesus. Praying for the family.
We loved Vera and worked with her for several years will miss her prayers for her family .
Vera was a dear friend and a kind and caring person to all. I can remember in High School that she had her goals set for becoming a nurse. Sad for her family and friends but happy to know that she is now in the presence of Jesus Christ. My prayers for her family that she loved so dearly. Carolyn
I loved and will miss Mrs. Vera may she rest in the arms of Jesus. Praying for peace and comfort for her family.
To Jerry and all the family. My heart goes out to all of you. Vera was such a sweet and special lady. She touched so many in her lifetime and will always be loved and never forgotten by all who knew her. May God comfort each of you as only He can. Love and prayers Pat watkins.
Jerry and family we are so sorry to hear of Vera’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of her! We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Buddy and Missy