James "BULL" Byrd

April 19, 1948 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

James "BULL" Byrd Obituary

    Mr. James “Bull” L. Byrd 75, of South Bend, IN was born to the union of Alexander Byrd and Anna Byrd on April 9, 1948 in Metter GA. He received his formal education from the public school system in Metter and would go on to work various Jobs. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and having a good time. He never met a stranger, and Bull loved women. He considered West Bend Nursing Home his home for over five years, and he absolutely adored the staff and residents there. Our brother, uncle, cousin and friend gave us so much joy, beautiful memories and love and we are thankful for having Bull in our lives. He leaves to cherish his loving memory Three strong sons: Carlos Byrd, Julian Byrd and Jerry Ruffin all of Indiana; Three loving Sisters: Betty (Eugene) Williams of South Bend, IN; Mae Sue (TW) Dekle of Metter, Ga; Jenny Faye Olive of South Bend, In; Brothers:  Jimmy Byrd of South Bend, IN; Hank Summerlin of South Bend, IN; 18 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Very Special Friend Isaac Hadley of Elkhart, IN. On October 2, 2023 Bull was called home to rest. He was preceded in death by his Parents, daughters: Serena Byrd and Kia Byrd; Sisters: Annie Brinson, Annie Lois and Eubie Bryd; Brother: James Lee Byrd.






Saturday October 7th,  2023 

10AM Viewing

11AM Service 

Laymen Chapel CME Church 

Burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 

Repast Laymen Chapel 






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October 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Laymen Chapel CME Church

Celebration of Life
October 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Laymen Chapel CME Church

October 7, 2023

12:45 PM
Laymen Chapel CME Church

Interment following funeral service
October 7, 2023

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
23449 Edison Rd.


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