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Albert Lee Byrd


Sunrise: January 29, 1945

Sunset: October 1, 2019
Albert Lee Byrd entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born on January 29, 1945 in Salisbury, N.C. to the late Arthur William Byrd, Sr. and Doris Littlejohn Byrd.
 
Albert accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at Central Baptist Church as a young adult. As a member of Central Baptist Church, he served as chairman of the deacon board, home and bus ministry, Sunday school teacher, and member of the choir.  Albert attended church faithfully until his health began to fail.
 
Albert, also known as “Butch” to family and close friends, graduated from Spingarn High School in Washington, D.C. in 1963. While in high school, he was active in sports that led to his attending Norfolk State University on a football scholarship. He graduated from Norfolk State in 1975. Prior to graduating from Norfolk State, he served in the U.S. Army for  three years and did a tour in Vietnam.
 
Albert married the love of his life, Carol Ann Jordan of Portsmouth on Christmas Day in 1966 at Celestial Baptist Church. Two daughters were born to that union. Albert supported his family as a substitute teacher in the Portsmouth School System and being employed at Norshipco Repair Company, currently known as BAE Systems.
 
To cherish his memory, Albert leaves his wife of 52 years, Carol, who faithfully cared for him; two daughters, Arviette Hunter (Darrius) of Chesapeake, Va., and  Andrea Jackson of Stafford, Va; three grandchildren, Darria Marie Hunter, Ivy Doris Jackson and Avery Xavier Jackson;      two brothers, Arthur W. Byrd, II (Inez) of Richmond, Va. and Ronald Byrd (Tina) of Upper Marlboro, Md.; one sister, Angela Byrd of Washington, D.C.; a special aunt, Esther Littlejohn of Williston, Vt.; three nephews, Arthur Byrd, III., Ashley Byrd and Allyn Byrd and a host of family and friends.
Viewing Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Frieda Cason says

    Praying for the family.

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    Cheryl and Regino Lombre says

    Regino (Ray) and I send our love and prayers to all the family. We will miss Mr. Albert and his kindness, generosity and humor.

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    Ronald K. and Cheryl A. Jordan says

    Heartfelt Condolences extended to the Family. We will miss Mr. Byrd’s Telephone calls along with his Football and Basketball game discussions. May you each find comfort in the days ahead in Jesus Precious Name~ Amen!
    From the Hearts of The Jordan~Family
    Suffolk,Va.

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    Paula King says

    Our love and prayers to you Ms. Carol, Arviette, Andrea and your entire family in the home going of your dear husband and father Mr. Albert. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
    Anthony and Paula King

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      Judy D Johnson says

      I was so deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Byrd passing , what a wonderful person , I know he gained his wings on Oct.. 1 , 2019 . I share your gief at this very difficult time . You all have my deepest sympathy , prayers and all my love . Ms. Byrd Love you

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    Pete& Phyllis Ayers says

    Carol and family we are so sorry for your loss .Albert will be missed very much .much.He always had a smile on his face no matter how he felt.you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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    Marla Haro says

    Andrea and Family,
    Keeping you all in my thoughts prayers and may your sadness be soothed in time by all of the wonderful memories.
    Marla Haro

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    Sophia Simms says

    My prayers and condolences for Andrea and her family. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you all during this difficult time.

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    Jolynn Owens Wood says

    To the Byrd Family
    My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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    CLIFTON BUTTS says

    My deepest condolences to you Mrs. Byrd and your family. Mr. Byrd was someone I could talk to about anything and he was a dear friend. He will be missed. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time.

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    Edgar & Trudy Ashley says

    Praying for you Carol, Arviette, and Andrea. Albert was a sweet and Godly man. We will miss him but will give him a big hug one day. The Lord is near!

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    Chanda & James Mccollum says

    Mrs. Byrd and family,
    Sending our condolences to you and the family; praying Gods Peace over each of you during your time of mourning. May precious memories comfort you. The Lord will continue to carry you 🎚

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    Dr. Mary w. Colden says

    Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers for you and family.
    Mary Colden

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