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Mrs. Alma (Eason) Byrd

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Alma C. (Eason) Byrd, quietly departed this life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the age of 73. She was the widow of the late Harwood Byrd.

Mrs. Byrd was born September 30, 1942 in Hobbsville, NC a daughter to the late Charlie and Mary E. (Winslow) Eason, Alma graduated from the North Carolina public school system and there after relocated to Waterbury, a city which she loved and called home for over 50 years. Alma worked for UTC as a production worker in Cheshire, CT for over 37 years and retired in 2014.
Alma was a free spirit that loved the Lord. She enjoyed good food, Sunday dinners with family and friends, gospel music, and absolutely adored her grandchildren, great grand- children, nieces and nephews. If there were more than four people in the room, a game of cares was her favorite way to socialize.
She is survived by 3 sons: Dartanyen T. Byrd, Sr, and Lance Byrd of Waterbury, Theo (Monique) Byrd of Largo, MD; 3 brothers: Melvin (Tina) Eason, Dallas Eason and Bernice "Bunk" (Merlie) Eason all of Waterbury, 3 sisters: Marie Eason of Georgia, Madeline Trotman of Waterbury and Francis Lamb of Chesapeake, VA; 5 brother in-laws: Obee Byrd, Richard Byrd, Lloyd Byrd, Rodney Byrd, and Daniel Byrd; 5 sister in-laws; Erma Eason, Lottie Eason, Thaila Warden, Brenda Butler and Gail Byrd-Fox; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends who will cherish her memory.
She was predeceased by one son, Michael Eason, four brothers: Herman (Sereatha) Eason, Lester Eason, Floyd (Katherine) Eason and Shelton Eason; two sisters: Lessie-Mae Goodman and Savannah Williams; three brother in-laws: Ulysses Byrd, Jr., Arthur "Toby" (Arlene) Byrd and Milford Trotman; three sisters in-laws: Joyce (Byrd) Coley-Britt, Audrey (Byrd) Hoffler, Joan Eason and several cousins.