Obituary for Annie Ruth Taylor Byrd

Annie Ruth Taylor Byrd

Annie Ruth Taylor Byrd

Dec 10th, 1930 - Nov 8th, 2020
Dec 10, 1930
Nov 8, 2020
Visitation Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation Location:
Graveside Only, Jena Cemetery
11995 US-84, Jena, LA 71342 [Map]
Funeral Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Location:
Woodland Memorial Park, Jena, Louisiana
11995 US-84, Jena, LA 71342 [Map]
Survived by:
Debbie Byrd of Austin, TX
Alan Byrd and wife Mary of Columbia, LA,
Laura Byrd Cain and husband Phil of Chelsea, AL
Summer Morris
Dallas Rittinger
Jerry Byrd
David Byrd
Courtney Byrd Watts
Tanner Cain
Taylor Cain Norris
Madison Cain
Great grandchildren

Alan Byrd
Jerry Byrd
David Byrd
Alex Byrd
Kaiden Watts
Eric Byrd
Billy Crosby

Biography: Annie Ruth Taylor Byrd passed into Eternal Rest at the age of 89 in Birmingham, AL on November 8th, 2020 at approximately 6:30pm.  She was born in Jena, LA to John Marion Taylor and Elizabeth (Lola) Beck Taylor, and spent her childhood in the communities of Belah and Fellowship, LA. 

Annie attended college at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, LA where she attained a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Home Economics.  After college, she obtained employment with the State of Louisiana working in Vocational Rehabilitation in Alexandria, LA and Shreveport, LA where she remained until retirement.

Her Christian Faith led her to serve by taking care of the youngest in the nurseries at Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church in Alexandria, LA, Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA, and Liberty Baptist Church in Chelsea, AL.  She was a grandmother to hundreds, if not thousands, over the years...and loved every one of them.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Lola, brother John Marion Taylor Jr, and sister Marilyn Elaine Taylor.

Graveside services will be performed at Woodland Memorial Park in Jena, LA, by longtime friend and counselor, Brother Billy Crosby, Pastor Emeritus of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA. Burial will be next to her mother and father.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Liberty Baptist Church Preschool Ministry or Widow's Might Ministry, 11050 Chelsea Road, Chelsea, AL 35043

A Celebration Memorial Service is tentatively scheduled in Chelsea, Alabama, at Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday, November 21, at 10:00