Ruth Elizabeth Byrd

Birth Date: August 28, 1931

Death Date: May 11, 2017

Visitation Date: 5-15-2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Visitation Place : Heritage Funeral Home

Service Date: 5-15-2017 Time: 1:00 PM
Service Place : Heritage Funeral Home

Cemetery Date: 5-15-2017 Time: 2:00 PM
Cemetery Place : Serene Memorial Gardens

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Obituaries » Ruth Elizabeth Byrd



Ruth Elizabeth Kittrell Byrd, 85 of Pascagoula, MS, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 surrounded by her family. Ruth was born on August 28, 1931 in Gainestown, AL to the late William Worth and Kate Churchwell Kittrell. Ruth will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, formerly Becky Bacot Methodist Church since 1968.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Ernie Marshall Byrd; great-granddaughter, Paisley Ann Jenne; 12 siblings, Edwin, Claude, William, Richard, Jet, Braxton, Vivian, Catherine, Louise, Elaine, Earline, and Eva Lee.

She is survived by her children, Dennis Marshall (Jane) Byrd, Ina (Fearon) Jenne, and Ginger (Louis) Green; grandchildren, Denise (Michael) Backs, Jason Marshall (Allison) Byrd, Elizabeth (Shane) Devine, Elliott (Mari Anne) Jenne, Erin (Andrew) Lawson, Robbie (Ashley) O’Bryant, and Nicholas (Karen) O’Bryant; great-grandchildren, Scottie Marshall Byrd, Bailey Harrell, Grant and Griffin Wells, Greylon Devine, Fisher and Luke Jenne, Drake Lawson, Lance Marshall O’Bryant and Alaina O’Bryant; brother, Melborn “Mack” Kittrell; brothers-in-law, Cecil (Beverly) Byrd and Charles Byrd; along with numerous relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The visitation for Ruth will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point, MS. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Jeffrey Trehern officiating. Interment will follow at Serene Memorial Gardens with Jason Byrd, Robbie O’Bryant, Scottie Byrd, Nicholas O’Bryant, Elliott Jenne and Shane Devine serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Backs and Andrew Lawson.

The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Light, Nurse Rhonda, and special caregivers Jamie and David Willis for their compassionate care.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.