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Eugenia "Gene" Somers Byrd
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Mrs. Eugenia “Gene” Somers Byrd, age 85 of Wilkesboro widow of James “Bill” Dewey Byrd, Jr. passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving famiily.

Gene was born September 1, 1932 to James Harvey Somers and Margaret Wilkins Somers, and was a lifelong resident of Wilkesboro. She was retired from the Town of Wilkesboro as Assistant Town Clerk and had previously been employed with the Northwest Regional Education Center. She was artistic in needleport, decoupage, beaded flowers and was an avid bridge player. Gene loved her family, friends, her church and the Town of Wilkesboro.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Mickey Emerson. Survivors include her children; Frances “Lisa” Byrd Lentz of Ronda, Melodie Ann Byrd of Wilkesboro and son; James “Jim” Somers Byrd of North Wilkesboro, two grandchildren; Chris Moran and Sean Moran of Olin, NC, five great grandchildren; Skylar, Damien, Lennon, Elana and Jude Moran, two sisters; Susanne Somers Quilici of Hickory, Jane Somers Gantt of Morganton and caregiver; Tony Gregory and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Wilkesboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Roberts and Rev. Chris Lakey officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service in the Heritage Room at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, 309 W. Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com


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Visitation

Thursday

5

Oct

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

309 West Main Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Service

Thursday

5

Oct

2:00 PM
Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

309 West Main Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Cemetery Details

Location

Mountain Park Cemetery

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Memorial Contribution

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

309 W Main Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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