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Sylvia N. Byrd

March 19, 1940 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 81)


Sylvia Ruth Neal Byrd, 81, quietly lived her strong faith through service and philanthropy by helping family members and donating to her favorite organizations. After 37 years of employment at her alma mater, Howard University (class of 1990 and 2001), Sylvia volunteered to read to first grade students at Payne Elementary School (DCPS), researched family genealogy and became the family historian, and donated to several organizations in Washington, DC.

Sylvia leaves to cherish her memories: her daughter, Stephanie Byrd, grandson Ellis Byrd-Tabscott, and many loving family members.


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Celebration of Life
May 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
3601 Alabama Avenue S.E.
Washington, DC 20020

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