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Earl Jenkins Byrd

May 27, 1948 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 70)

Earl J. Byrd, 70, a native and resident of Mount Vernon, Alabama went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He retired from AKZO Nobel Chemical Plant as a painter and maintenance worker. Bro. Earl was a devout Christian man and member of Neverending Faith Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and Assistant Pastor. He loved the Lord and was faithful to the Word, carrying his Bible everywhere he went. Those left to cherish his memory is wife, Gloria W. Byrd; sons, Kevin Earl Byrd and Dustin Byrd; daughters, Helen Marie Lofton (James. Jr.) and Leslie Ann Byrd; grandchildren, Elena and Jamie Lofton, Kevelyn and Nicole Byrd, Destinee and Makayla Gulley, Josh Smith, and Layia Huff; great grandchildren, Paisleigh, Ava, and Shannon; sisters, Gladys Sullivan, Eunice Lambert and Patsy Cole; sisters-in-law, Ida Glass and Penny Weaver; brothers-in-law, Don Cole and Dudley Glass; other relatives and friends.  The family will receive friends from 11am until the 12pm funeral service Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Neverending Faith Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Sullivan, Bro. Robert Byrd, Bro. Doug Fairchild, Bro. Eddie Rivers and Bro. Purvis Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Byrd Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Wilkerson, Terry Martin, Robert Sullivan, Darrell Sullivan, Dudley Glass, Rodney Dean Hopkins and Bobby Turner. Online condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama

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