Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Brenda Delores Staton Byrd, born May 23, 1947, of Rosman, NC, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 5, 2022, at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, NC.
Brenda was born in Rosman, NC to James and Mae Staton. Her childhood was simple and they enjoyed giving back to the community every Sunday morning by singing on the radio as a family. Middle and High School brought out her competitiveness earning several scholastic awards while also spending time on the basketball court. This love for the sport brought an unexpected surprise, the introduction of her soon-to-be sweetheart for life.
Her coach always included practice during the holiday season to keep the team’s skills fresh. A scrimmage resulted between the team and the coach’s siblings. After accidentally bloodying her nose during the “friendly” game, David and Brenda were married 5 years later. Moving to Horse Shoe they quickly found their home at Horse Shoe Baptist Church. Brenda’s beautiful voice could be heard many Sundays both during quartet specials & in the choir. She participated in every facet of church life including the director of VBS making sure our children of tomorrow loved Christ as much as she did.
Brenda joins her parents James Benjamin Staton and Emily Mae Staton, and her brother, Joseph Benjamin Staton in Heaven. Brenda is survived by David Reid Byrd (husband), Greta Byrd Sherwood (daughter) and Mike Sherwood, Monica Byrd Watts (daughter), Jeffrey Scott Byrd (son), and Melissa Byrd. Brenda is also survived by her grandchildren whom she loved with all of her being – Dalton Wade Sherwood, David Blake Watts, Hannah Grace Sherwood, and Lillian Mae Byrd.
A Celebration of Brenda’s life will take place at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, April 9th as follows:
Graveside services will follow at 3:30 pm at Mt. Moriah Calvert Church Cemetery in Brevard, NC. Arrangements are by Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Now that Brenda has passed into the arms of our Lord, we should remind ourselves that while this is the end of Brenda’s physical life on Earth, it’s the beginning of an eternal and beautiful journey for her.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Donations can be made to Mountain View Assisted Living located at 260 Centerway Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792