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Bertice Ray Byrd
Bertice Ray Byrd

Bertice Ray Byrd, of Rocky Point, beloved husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother and friend, has left this earth too soon. He died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at UNC-Hospitals. He was 62.

Bertice was the son of the late Ernest Leroy and Mary Susan Carter Byrd.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Bertha Jackson Byrd; daughter, Sabrina Vincent (Michael Jr.,); son, Bertice Ray Byrd Jr.; grandchildren, Hunter Vincent and Alexandria Byrd; sister, Wendy Eason (Greg); and many extended family.

Bertice was retired from Invista and attended Bible Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband and a loving daddy who cast a beacon of love, laughter and genuine kindness to all who crossed his path. Bertice was quick to offer his smile and words of encouragement, or lend a helping hand when needed. His greatest joy was his family and his faith in his Lord. His departure from this earth has left an empty place at our family table, and most of all in our hearts.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel, with Pastor Paul Couch officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and at other times at the Byrd home in Rocky Point.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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