Dorothy Byrd Austin CHARLOTTE - Dorothy Byrd Austin, 91, of Charlotte, died March 22, 2014, at Elm Croft of Little Avenue. Burial service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 11A.M. in Forest Lawn East Cemetery. Memorial Service for Mrs. Austin will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, with the Reverend's Russ and Amy Jacks Dean officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Mrs. Austin was very dedicated and an active member of Park Road Baptist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed following the activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, along with her many friends. She was very fond of her Canasta Club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Robert N. Austin and two daughters Patrica Johnson and Sandy Marsh. Surviving are a daughter Martha A. Phillips and her husband Bud; a son Kevin Austin, and a daughter in-law Nora; one brother Earl Byrd; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made in Mrs. Austin's name to Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209. Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel is entrusted with handling the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Austin. Online guest book at www.heritagecares.net.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 25, 2014