On May 12, 2020, Ms. Mary Sue Byrd, Age 82, of Fayetteville, TN went to be with her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on September 20, 1937, in Franklin County, TN to the late Alex and Earline Reed Montgomery.
Mary was a member of the Marble Hill Methodist Church in Lynchburg. She loved her family dearly and loved traveling with them, especially to ballgames. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, traveling to baseball games, as she was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She worked in the contract food service industry on Redstone Arsenal until her retirement.
Survivors include her children, Sherrie (Larry) Watson of Athens, AL, Vickie (Danny) Woods of Summerville, AL, Nicki (Carl) Urban of Fayetteville, Carlton (Kim) Elliott of Madison, AL, James Robert Meeks of Huntsville, AL, and Mary Jo Byrd (Walter Dulaney) of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Danna (Monty) Hardiman, Patrina Swinford, Greg (Tanya) Watson, Chris Watson, Trista Hanvey, Jerrel Hanvey, Joseph Woods, Michael (Amy) Woods, Morgan Chisowsky, Ethan Elliott, Keri (Tyler) Eaton, Taylor (Terry) Martin, and Kattie Dulaney; 13 great grandchildren; 6 great great granchildren; and special friends Kathy Choate, Mary Moore and Brenda Wade. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her children, Diane Burton and Dossie Ray Elliott; grandson in law, Ryan Sherrer; brothers, Emmet Montgomery and Austin Montgomery; and special friend, Mary Ann Motley.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be at Taylor Cemetery in New Market, AL with Bro. Roy Hopkins officiating. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Mary Sue Byrd.
If you know Nicki, you know she loved her “momma” Find comfort in knowing she had all of you to adore her. Thinking of you during this time.
Sue (momma) was my very BEST FRIEND in the world. We shared so many wonderful times together and we talked for hours on the phone. She always said “I love you” before she said bye. She was so proud of her family. She never met a stranger & would do anything for you. My life will not be the same without her. She is definitely one of God’s angels. I love you momma & I will miss you terribly 😘
I Give Mary credit for helping me get my adult life started. She took me in and treated me like family when she didn’t have to. Always there for everyone that needed help. I’m so glad That I got to spend a small part of my life with her and I am very grateful for all the things that she done for me. She helped teach me the importance a lot of a lot of things in life. She was one of the best women I’ve ever known in my life will miss her dearly.
Sherrie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. If she raised you she had to be a good woman. Prayers for the hard days ahead.
Please accept condolences from Lincoln Home, Health and Hospice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and keep you as you grieve her passing and celebrate her life.
Hospice Chaplain Charlie
Mary was a special lady (2nd momma) to me and my whole family in Missouri. She was a bright light to show love for everyone she met. I have a lot of special memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. God got a special angel and she is saying hi to everyone in heaven. Love ya Momma Mary😘