Pamela Elizabeth Byrd
Aug 11, 1966
May 21, 2022
Pamela Elizabeth Byrd, 55, of New Albany, Indiana, died Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Baptist Healh Floyd Hospital.
Visitation 9-11 Friday, May 27, 2022 at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road. Funeral to follow at 11am. Burial Green Meadows Cemetery.
Pamela Elizabeth Byrd (Pam) was born August 11, 1966, to the union of Henry (Jr.) and Anna Byrd in Louisville, Ky. She was the youngest of their five children. She was given the middle name of Elizabeth after her paternal grandmother.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Guiding Star Baptist Church.
Pam was educated in the Jefferson County Public school system where she attended Male High School briefly and graduated from Southern High School.
Pam was energetic and active in school as she was a cheerleader during her middle school years and was a member of the majorette team while attending Male.
After graduation, Pam’s career interests ranged from attending Nursing school to Cosmetology to eventually working in healthcare taking care of the elderly. She was eventually employed by the Walmart Corporation where she worked until her passing.
Pam had a unique personality as she loved to dance and was categorized as the “life of the party”. She was also a little quirky as many will remember her for “OCD” tendencies that spilled over into how she felt others should be. If you didn’t fall in line, “something was wrong with you”. As soon as you entered her home, she made sure you washed your hands (like a medical professional). Do not think about opening her refrigerator door, if you wanted something-ask-and she would get it for you; don’t touch her kitchen counters, her walls, her pots and dishes filled with her delicious foods and do not sit on the edge of her sofa. If you didn’t live in your house like Pam did, you were game for discussion and a certain amount of critique.
Pam entered Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany not feeling well on the morning of May 21st expecting to eventually be released to carry on her life, but that did not happen. God knows better and decided to bring her home at the close of that day.
She will join her dad and older sister Lisa who predeceased her in 2000 and 2007 respectively.
Pam leaves to mourn- two daughters Chawnte’ Byrd and Ronyale Rankin (Joshua), a son Michael Byrd, her mother, Anna Byrd, sister Cynthia Byrd Goldsberry, brothers Keith, Wayne (Julia) and Mchael and 12 grandchildren. She also leaves to cherish special memories her long-time companion, Richard Deloney, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends and co-workers.