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“Sissy was a beautiful, loving, smiling, happy part of my family's life! She was so dear to my mother and I will always hear her sweet voice! I am so...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Cooper Keltch - Humble, TX

“Dennis and I were going to pass through Waco this weekend, and I wanted to go see my "Sissy." For some reason I had a feeling to do a search of her...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy "Cooper" Doescher - TX

“It was with considerable sorrow that we learned of you losing your mother. We fully recognize that there is little that can be said or done by a...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Murray and Greta Watson - Mart, TX

“We are so sorry to learn of Ruth's pasasing. I have known her for so many years. She and Norman were a good looking couple. I have a picture of them...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Charles DuLaney - McGregor, TX

“Ruth was my grandmother's neighbor for many years on North 24th Street. My grandmother was Dixie Pringle. I remember that she always spoke highly of...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Turner - Hewitt, TX

“I knew Ruth and Norman back when she worked for Steakley Bros. Chevrolet we worked in the same dept and she was always fun and would make you laugh...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: mary jane dennis - waco, TX

“I have known Ruth all my life and enjoyed all the stories she shared with my mother..Ruth was loved by all our family and will truly be missed. I...Read More »
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Ruth Hawkins Byrd August 28, 1922 - December 12, 2010 Ruth Hawkins Byrd went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, December 12, 2010. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 16, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, prior to the service. Ruth was born in Mart, Texas, on August 28, 1922, to Bert and Carey Hawkins. She married Norman Rhea Byrd in 1941, and they lived in Waco most of her life. She was a devout Christian, a member of North Waco Baptist Church, and will always be remembered for her love of family. She worked at Cinderella Fashions and retired from Steakley Brothers Chevrolet. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; son, Ronald Rhea Byrd, and her sisters. Survivors include her son, Gary Byrd and wife, Theresa; daughter-in-law, Martha Voss Byrd; grandchildren, Ronald R Byrd II and wife, Donna, Kimberly Byrd, Gary Byrd, Jr., and wife, Sandy, Brandon Byrd, and Zachary Byrd; and great grandchildren, Brittney, Michelle, Bryan, Madeline and Miranda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Texas Hospice, 1067 Foch Street, Ft. Worth, TX 76107, or charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.