Frances (Patterson) ByrdJune 23, 1939 ~ May 30, 2017 (age 77)
Frances Patterson Byrd, age 77, of Sanford, NC, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at First Health Hospice House in West End, NC.
She was born Lee County, NC on June 23, 1939 to the late Alvie Oldham Patterson, Sr. and Margaret Doris Rogers Patterson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Alvie Oldham Patterson, Jr. Frances worked for 25 years for Cross & Brinn Real Estate and Mann’s Hardware for 8 years before retiring from the Lee County Register of Deeds after 21 years of service. She was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband John Wesley Byrd; daughter Sherry Byrd Cooper of Sanford; sisters Josephine Maddox and husband Phil of Sanford, Rachel Hunter of Montgomery, AL; and grandson William Haywood Cooper, III of Sanford.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Wesley Center of Jonesboro United Methodist Church with the funeral service following at 3:00 PM in the church with Rev. Andi Woodhouse officiating. Burial will follow at Broadway Town Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials in her memory to Jonesboro United Methodist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 407 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.