Jean Hill Byrd

Shreveport, Louisiana


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SHREVEPORT, LA - Lifelong Shreveport resident and a pioneer in the television industry, Jean Hill Byrd, lost her courageous battle with cancer on November 22, 2010 at Grace Home.Born July 15, 1928, Jean retired from KTAL-TV where she was employed for 47 years. She was inducted into the Louisiana...

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A classy lady and a true friend; I will miss you dearly. So sad that I have just now learned of your passing. May you rest in peace.

It was sad to see my Mimi suffereing over the past months. She tried to hang in there to see Jaxon be born. I'm sorry my son won't have the opportunity to know Mimi, but I'm glad I did. I'm grateful that her suffering has ended. However, you would have never known she was suffering by talking to her. She hid it well. I love you Mimi and my son will know what an impact you were on his father.

Ms. Byrd was such a great role model for me. She taught me so much at such a young age that I have grown to appreciate so much. It was such a pleasure to have known her and been influenced by her. Teri, Jeri, Audrey, Kaci and Grant I will keep you all in my prayers. She loved and cherished each and every one of you so much. I hope your memories bring smiles to your faces in the days to come.

Teri,Jeri, Audrey and family. It was great seeing you guys and putting a face with the names. Ms Byrd was truly a great person and will be greatly missed. I will keep you guys in my prayers

Ms Byrd will be missed. Sherrie and I have worked with Jean for years and have many fond memories of her. She was a local TV legend. Jean touched more people in and out of broadcast media than anyone I know.

As a program syndicator for Paramount Television, I had the priviledge of calling on Jean. Some of my fondest memories of going to NATPE are of my dinners with Jean and Joyce (Baton Rouge). My prayers are with her family.

Jean Byrd was a longtime friend to my father. They worked together at KTAL for 47 years. We respected and admired her; and are thankful her suffering is over. Fond memories of Jean will last forever.
Sherry Key Todd

Teri, Jeri and Audrey:
Ms. Jean was so special and made everyone who knew her feel they were special. She always told such funny stories. I think Ms. Jean showed so much grace and courage throughout her illness. We who knew her were blessed to have her touch a part of our lives. She will be greatly missed.

Linda and Paul Roussel

Jean Byrd was a valiant lady, and honored by the League of Women Voters first Celebration of Women for her long time leadership in the media industry. She always had a smile, pleasant, and supportive. I will miss my dear friend, and prayers to her loved ones. She knew how to love.
Beth Foster