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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Four Oaks
Friday February 12th, 2021
12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Four Oaks, NC
Saturday February 13th, 2021

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Zora Byrd

Four Oaks, NC: Mrs. Zora Elizabeth West Byrd, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Liberty Commons Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Benson, NC.  Funeral Services  will be 11:00AM-Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Four Oaks, NC.  Rev. Randy Pace will officiate.  Burial will follow in Barbour’s Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery outside Four Oaks, NC.   Mrs. Byrd was born on May 21, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Atlas and Martha Strickland West.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rayford M. Byrd, son, Rev. Larry Richard “Ricky” Byrd, sisters, Cora West Barnes, and Virginia Pace, brothers, A.Z. West, Nathan West, James West, and Wilson West. Mrs. Byrd retired from the retail business and was a member of Barbour’s Chapel Advent Christian Church.  Surviving include her daughter-in-law, Susie Byrd of Four Oaks, many nieces and nephews.   Mrs. Byrd will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book from 12:00PM-5:00PM, Friday, February 12, 2021 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC.  The family will not be present during these times.  In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services. Memorials may be made to Barbour’s Chapel Advent Christian Church, PO Box 357, Four Oaks, NC 27524.  Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC

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Susie Byrd, I used to work with Zora at the health and beauty aid store in Smithfield YEARS ago! She was always a joy to work with. She was the one that shared a favorite Christmas snack that my family has enjoyed eating at Christmastime, it was a recipe for orange balls made with vanilla wafers, pecans and frozen orange juice and confectioners sugar. Ann Strickland. (I have remarried.)

Ann Strickland Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

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Teresa and Donald Browning Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Zora Byrd

Stuart Allen Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

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Curtis Lee Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Most of my memories of Aunt Zora is from my childhood. I remember her running a store in downtown Smithfield and sold clothes and shoes. I once was running through the clothing racks and my Daddy caught me hiding in one of the racks. He handled the situation well and I minded what he said. Upon leaving, Aunt Zora told Daddy I could have anything I wanted on her. You'd have to know my Daddy to understand his values and morals and he told her that he appreciated her generosity but he'd much rather pay for an item than to accept her charity. Aunt Zora told him he was a good man and Father and understood his reasoning. Later on my Granny, her Mother, and Aunt Virginia and Aunt Zora took me to a restaurant on an outing. Aunt Zora took that opportunity to treat me. She was a great lady. Daddy thought a lot of her and so did I. Rest in peace, Aunt Zora. I love you.

Jeanette West Matthews Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

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