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Ollie Pickens Byrd
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1920, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 2000, USA

Ollie James Byrd, affectionately known as "Tuttle", second of four children, was born April 6, 1920 to George and Betty James in Pickens, MS and passed away November 13, 2000.
    Upon completion of an elementary education, Ollie became a houswife of which she remained for the majority of her adult life. Ollie met Frank Byrd, together they moved to Chicago, IL in 1948. They later divorced in 1972.
    Tuttle was preceded in death by three ex-husbands, her parents, George and Betty James, two brothers, one sister and daughters, Cornelius and Vera.
    Ollie loved Christ, children and conversation.
    She leaves to mourn her passing 10 children, Betty Washington (Essau), Frank (Theresa) of Chicago, IL, Michael (Maylene) of Decatur, IL, Daniel (Irene) of Gurnee, IL, Robert (Lucille) of Forest Park, IL, John of West Fargo, North Dakota; Thomas (May) of Ayden, North Carolina; Eva Shell, George (Faye) of Jackson, MS and Jesse of Robinson, IL; 41 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, nieces, Bernice Burnett (John) and nephew George Jones (Dorothy).
    Services will be held Friday, November 17, 2000 from 10AM-12Noon at the Miracle Temple, 4645 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60623. Rev. Jacqueline Johnson officiating. 
Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Nov 17, 2000
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