MONROE AARON BYRD
Mount Zion Second Baptist Church 137 Boulevard, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Saturday, February 26, 1983
Eleven Oclock A.M. Dr. Emory R. Searcy, Officiating:
Reflections Upon The Life Of Monroe A. Byrd
Monroe Aaron Byrd was born in Greensboro, Georgia, to the late King and Sally Byrd and was the eleventh child of the twelve children. At an early age, he joined Antioch Baptist Church and served faithfully until moving to Athens where he united in membership with First Baptist Church. For forty-five years, he was a faithful and loyal member of Mount Zion Second Baptist Church - Atlanta, Georgia where he served in many capacities: Scout Master, member - Spiritual Wheel Choir being the only male member; member of Ward Five and other auxiliaries.
Mr. Byrd was employed by the Railway Express Agency where he worked until he retired after 37 years of service. He served the residents of the entire Atlanta Community by delivering Fresh Farm Eggs weekly. He was known as the "LOVABLE EGG MAN."
Mr. Byrd was a devoted husband to Mrs. Zeda Johnson Byrd and together they worked as a team to aid the needy and to assst in every way possible programs of worth.
Along with his widow, Mrs. Zeda J. Byrd, are many relatives and friends who cherish his memory.
THE ORDER OF SERVICE
Presiding ................... Dr. Melvin Watson, President New Era Missionary Bapiist Convention of Georgia
Prelude ............ "Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring" - J.S. Bach Processional .......................... "Flee As A Bird"
Selection ........................ "How Great Thou Art"
The Reading of the Scriptures:
Old Testament The Twenty Third Psalm Rev. Howard W. Creecy, Sr., Pastor Mount Moriah Baptist Church Atlanta
New Testament I Corinthians 15:1-11 Reverend J. H. Sims, Pastor Shiloh Baptist Church Atlanta
The Prayer ................. Reverend J. C. Smith, Pastor Center Hill Baptist Church - Atlanta
Selection .......... "The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation"
Words of Comfort:
Deacon Willie Wade, President - Ward Five Mount Zion Second Baptist Churoh
Deacon Charlie Dorsey, President - Railway Express Agency Club Mrs. Daisy Flagg - Neighbor Miss Peggy A. Garnett, Immediate Past President - Womens
Department, Progressive Natonal Baptist Convention
Solo .................. "God Shall Wipe Away All Tears" Mr. Arthur Neely, Jr.
The Eulogy .................. Dr. Emory R. Searcy, Pastor Mount Zion Second Baptist Church
Family Tribute and Acknowledgements ..... Ms. Zeda Anne Stanley-Johnson
Recessional ............................ "/// Fly Away"
Interment: West View Abby
"Sunset and Evening Star And One Clear Call For Me And May There Be No Mourning At The Bar When I Put Out To Sea."
Nephews Louise Baugh Clarence Byrd, Jr. Darnell Byrd Emmanuel Jones Charles Meadows Charlie Young
HONORARY PALLBEARERS AND FLOWER BEARERS
Ward Five E.R.S. Courtesy Guild R. E. A. Members Missionary Society The Birthday Guild
Nieces Deloris Byrd Loujean Carroll Geneva Elder Jacqueline Jones Anna Meadows Sandra Reid Ivenue Love-Stanley Janie Lee Weaver
M.A. Byrd Dies Here
MONROE A. BYRD Mr. Monroe A. Byrd, of 985 Oriole Drive S.W., husband of Mrs. Zeda J. Byrd, passed Feb. 22. Funeral services will be held at the Mount Zion Second Baptist Church, on Boulevard Drive, Saturday Feb. 26 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. E.R. Searcy officiating.