Debra Lee Byrd Elliott age 32 went to be with the Lord on Thursday May 11, 2017. She was born on September 16, 1984 in Corpus Christi TX. Debra loved her family fearlessly and was an avid softball/baseball player/fan. She took after her father in playing catcher. Debra guarded home plate just like her dad did and taught her to do. Her legacy will continue through her children, Timothy Goyne and Anya Elliott. She is survived by her children, her father, Fred W. (Elizabeth) Byrd, Jr. of Malvern, AR; her mother, Glenda E. Byrd (Ian) Richardi of Livingston, MT; one sister, Tabitha E. Byrd and Paul Dugas of Malvern, AR; one brother, Fred W. Byrd, III of Livingston MT, one niece, Idalea Byrd and one nephew Gavin Byrd both of Malvern, AR; grandmother Wanda L. Byrd of Malvern, several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Fred W. Byrd, Sr. of Malvern, AR; maternal grandparents Ruby (Tommy) Liles, of Corpus Christi TX, and William E. Bagley, Sr. and a maternal uncle William E. Bagley, Jr. Lake Charles, LA.
Services will be officiated by Ron Hutson and Wally Byrd at J.A. Funk Funeral Home of Malvern, Arkansas, Thursday morning May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers are Paul Dugas, Robert Snyder, Jr., Matthew Schneider, Scott Schneider, Shawn Lester, and Wally Byrd. Interment will be at Jones Cemetery in Brown Springs, AR.
Visitation will be held in J.A. Funk Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent via jafunkfuneralhome.com