Mrs. Hazel P. Byrd, wife of the late Wilton Byrd, life's journey ended on Friday morning, March 23, 2012, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on April 25, 1917, the last surviving of 11 children born to the late Nora and James Pierce.
Mrs. Byrd was a lifelong member of New Zion Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Va. She was loving, kind and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her loving daughters, Irma Doyal (David) and Reedia Doyal (Bobby); her grandchildren Sylvia Walker (Sean), Terrence Doyal (Henrietta), Leila Sinclair (Frank), Bryan Doyal (Danielle) and David Jr. Doyal; her great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at New Zion Baptist Church, 3991 Longhill Road, with Dr. Robert A. Whitehead and the Rev. Morris Randall officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 6057 Mooretown Road by noon on Tuesday. Mrs. Byrd may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Professional service entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Va., 757-229-3011. Online condolences may be expressed at www.vagazette.com