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Joanne Ware Byrd

July 11, 1942 -

October 1, 2013

Joanne Ware Byrd, loyal and loving wife, mother, Meme, sister, aunt, friend, coworker, and teacher passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. She was born on July 11, 1942, in Pensacola, Florida, to the late Jimmie W. and Susie Turner Ware. She lived in Milton her entire adult life with her husband of 52 years, James E. "Jimmy" Byrd; three children, Jamie Dubose, Wade Byrd, and Travis Byrd; grandchildren, Adam Lockett, Kelly (Randall) Spann, Samantha Byrd, and Cameron DuBose; a great granddaughter, Kyndal Nevaeh Spann; brothers are James Robert Ware (deceased), M. Todd Ware, D. Wayne Ware; and a sister, Wilma Ware Shortall. Other special "family" members include, Ricky Lockett, Peggy Byrd, Greg Dubose, Lori Cash, Van Price, Mason Turner, and many nieces and nephews, as well as her two dachshunds, Toby and Maggie.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the funeral home.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Oct. 3, 2013
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