|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1928|
|Death: ||May 9, 2013|
MS. O'NELL SIMS BYRD, 88, of Hatchbend, Lafayette County, Florida, slipped peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus on May 9, 2013. She was born to Marcus Dexter and Annie Jane Sims on 1 September, 1924, and lived most of her life in Hatchbend, Florida.
Sis. O'nell was baptized in Jesus name in the 1940's by Rev. Carl D. Tummond and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. She taught sunday school under the old oak trees very early on in her walk with the Lord. In those years, she walked to church and brought her children.
She was eulogized by her grandson Rev. Allen Townsend (son of Wayne)and grandson, Everette Byrd (son of Patricia) with music and song by another grandson, Josh Townsend (son of Dean). The message was brought by her pastor for the past 25 years, Rev. Steve Boyd.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia "Tree"(Jack) Byrd, Lucile Sapp; sons, Dean (Janet) Townsend of Lake City, Florida and Wayne (Kay) Townsend of Fargo, Georgia. Also, twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. It was a common thing to see four generations of her descendants in service on Sunday morning.
Sis. O'nell was a person that could always find good in others and encourage them in small ways that meant so much.
She was faithful 'til the end of this life on earth and stepped into the joys of heaven.
Marcus Dexter Sims (1895 - 1965)
Annie Jane Sims (1891 - 1944)
Carey Sapp (1917 - 1981)
James M. "Teddy Bear" Townsend (1918 - 1978)
H. George Newman (1908 - 1978)
Henry Byrd (1922 - 1992)
Thomas Dexter Sims (1922 - 1999)*
O'Nell Sims Byrd (1928 - 2013)
Hatchbend Apostolic Church Cemetery
Created by: Betty Jones Mikell
Record added: May 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110247157