Thelma H. Byrd, 91, of Troutville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 2. 2017 surrounded by her devoted family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) J. Byrd; her parents, Ida and Lafayette Harris, and brothers Norman and Maynard Harris.
Thelma was a hard worker and very active in her years as a lifetime member of Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, serving as treasurer along with many other duties. She was secretary of Triangle Bowling League as well as member of Credit Women of Roanoke. Additionally, Bob and Thelma were owners of Byrd’s Collection Agency. Thelma retired from Colonial American National Bank, but continued her work with jobs at Heironimus and Roanoke Civic Center.
Thelma is survived by her sister Dorothy Barnett; two sisters-in-law Pat and Joyce Harris; nephews Steve and Michael Barnett, Tim (Rosemary) Harris, Ernie (Stacey) Harris; along with nieces Donna (Steve) Constantine, Marsha (Phillip) Redwine, Nancy (Dean) Holmes, and Jenny Ledikwe.
The family would like to extend special appreciation to Friendship Manor staff for ongoing efforts to provide wonderful care to Thelma.
The bond of friendship was everlasting with special friends Vernelle Walker, Janie Wheeler, and Phyllis Coffey.
A service honoring and celebrating a very full and active life will be 3:00pm, Wednesday (TODAY), October 4 at Rader Funeral Home with Reverend Patrick Starkey officiating. Burial will be at Daleville cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday (TODAY), beginning at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, PO Box 85, Cloverdale, VA 24077.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.
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