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William Lee Byrum

1937 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Lee Byrum

Suffolk - William Lee Byrum, 76, went to be with the lord at his home in Suffolk, Virginia on April 13, 2014. William was born in Chowan County, NC on September 3, 1937, the son of the late Elnora and William E. Byrum. He was predeceased by his son William Lee Byrum, Jr. and his most beloved pet, Boomer.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Jannie Jones Byrum; daughter, Lori Steelman and husband John David of Port Charlotte, FL; granddaughter Niki Pruitt and husband Matt; grandson Shane Steelman; great grandchildren Madison Nicole Pruitt and Zachary Pruitt; sister Ruth Ann and Horace Wiggins; brothers David Byrum and wife Barbara, Sammy Byrum and wife Faye, and Jack Byrum and wife Bonnie; and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wed. April 16, in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. by Rev. Stewart McCarter and Ray Hunt with burial in Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Rd., Suffolk, VA, 23434 or The Suffolk Humane Society, P.O. Box 5038, Suffolk, VA, 23435.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 15, 2014
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