Veodis Byrd

January 29, 1943 - October 23, 2017
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Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 940 McKinley Ave., Akron, OH 44306.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 940 McKinley Ave., Akron, OH 44306, Pastor Lorenzo Glenn officiating.  Interment Monday, October 30, 2017 at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery.  Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 559 Meadow Glen Lane, Tallmadge, OH 44278.


Veodis Byrd was born on January 29, 1943 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Mary Etta Foster and Jimmie Byrd. Veodis lived on a farm in Alabama, where he enjoyed his dog Butch and two mules named Frank and Dolly.  At the age of six Veodis and the family moved to Alliance, Ohio where he traded inContinue Reading

Larry Gibson left a message on November 1, 2017:
Dear Byrd Family, I would like to offer my deepest condolences. I’m very sorry for not being there for you. I want to express my sympathy to you and your family. We all know he is now with God in a better place with his suffering gone. God will never give us more than we can bear, and he is with you through every step in your life. Your dad will always be with, his spirit and good will be part of you no matter where you go. Your dad loved all of you very much and I know you will miss him terribly. Mr. Veodis Byrd (great dad) taught all of you true love. He taught you spiritual values, educational worth, financial support and advice. God truly blessed you with a wonderful dad. May God bless you Mrs. Carmen Byrd, all your wonderful children, their spouses, grand children, family and friends. With my deepest sympathy, Sincerely,
Denise Jones left a message on October 30, 2017:
My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort along with the promise of the resurrection be with during this difficult time.
David and Patricia Allen left a message on October 29, 2017:
To: The Byrd family Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. Through Robert, I learned how great a man Mr.Veodis Byrd was. Without ever meeting him, he challenged me to have the level of impact on our six children, that I witnessed he had on Robert. In the conversations Robert and I had over the years he would reference Mr.” V.” quite often and Mama Byrd at times.., especially with the “my mom and dad didn’t play that.” Over the years, Robert has been an example of what I missed growing up without a father, as my dad departed at 45 years of age from lung and throat cancer. There is no manner of preparation or how to courses for times like this. One thing is certain God will never put more on any of us than we can bare. Mr. V. was battling different anomalies for some time. God (the perfect physician) has decided upon the best measure of practice to heal him. He no longer suffers. Rest, Mr. “V” you’ve endured as a “good soldier” and ran well!!!! Be at peace God is with you all. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. May God strengthen and carry you at this time. Your extended family from Sebring, Florida. We love you all. David, Patricia Allen and family.
Dave Mainwaring left a message on October 27, 2017:
To the Byrd Family: I played basketball with both Veodis and his brother Bobby at Alliance High School. He was a sophomore starting guard my senior year. "V" was a good guy. I'm sure he was a fine father, husband and friend to all. He will be missed. Dave Mainwaring Missoula, Montana.
Sherry left a message on October 27, 2017:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kaylin left a message on October 26, 2017:
My condolences goes out to all those in mourning over the death of their loved one may you find comfort from psalm 34:18
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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