IRON STATION - Jill Susan Abernathy Byers passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.
She was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Stanley.
She was the daughter of the late William and Sally McGinnis Abernathy.
She went to Stanley High School and graduated from Gaston College. She retired from the Salvation Army in Charlotte where she was a dedicated employee.
She is survived by her husband and son. She was the loving, Godly wife of her husband of 50 years, Mitchell Byers; and mother to Trent Byers of Lincolnton.
She will be greatly missed. Jill enjoyed her gardening, flower beds, fishing and cooking. She was a member and officer of the Genealogy Society. She was a computer whiz and a fine Christian lady. She loved her neighbors.
Survivors include her sisters, Janice Robinson and Ann Abernathy; and her brother, Doyt Abernathy.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Byers will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly with the Rev. James Ramsey officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 4335 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly is serving the family.