Bobbie Jean Byrd

Published 2:23 pm Friday, May 20, 2022

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Bobbie Jean Boyd Byrd, 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. She was a native of Sandy Hook, Miss., and a resident of Bogalusa.

In 1953, Bobbie married the love of her life, William “Sonny” Byrd, and they were married for over 63 years. In 1969, Bobbie and her family moved to Ocean Springs, Miss., and worked several years in the family flooring business. Bobbie and Sonny returned to Bogalusa, after their retirement.

Bobbie is survived by one son, Keith Byrd (Karen); two daughters, Metta Temple (Todd) and Joy Gough (Matthew); eight grandchildren, Melissa, Clayton, Blake, Chase, Macy Lee, Presley, Benji and Kristy; and three great-grandchildren, Heidi, Peyton and Tre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Sonny” Byrd; her son, Bruce Byrd; her parents, Booth Boyd and Bertie Ellis; and her brother, James “Ray” Boyd.

Family and friends were invited to attend Bobbie’s celebration of life on Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Visitation was held from noon until the hour of service. Interment followed at McGehee Cemetery with Brother Jim Byrd officiating.

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