April 2, 1936 - January 23, 2018

Lorene Coleman Byrd age 81 passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at her home in Wauchula. She was born April 2, 1936 in Plant City, Florida. Lorene was a member of Oak Grove baptist Church with her husband, upon his death she began attending Faith Temple Church of God with her daughters.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob/Bull” Byrd; son Jimmy Ray Johnson; brothers Ray, Ronnie, Clarence, Lewis, Leroy, Jack and infant Coleman; sisters Ruth Weste, Alma Spivey, Ada Mae Gandy and Inez McGhin.

Lorene is survived by her daughters Teresa Stegall and husband Doug of Wauchula, Thelma Chambers and husband Ronnie of Sebring; brother Odell Coleman and wife Eva of Georgia; grandchildren Kristina and Derek Chapman of Lakeland, Melissa and Dean Northcut of Sebring, Jamie and Larry Welch, Roger Thornton Jr. of Carlsbad, NM, Dan and Brandon Byrd of Wauchula; great grandchildren Cain and Caleb Thornton, Alyssa Zuniga, Jessica Cumbee, Haley and Alexandrea Shelton, Donovan, Dalton and Dallas Chapman, Toby, Brianna, Dewayne Northcut.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Jim Davis and Pastor Wendell Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Oak Grove Baptist Youth Group or Faith Temple Church of God Youth Group.

On-line condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com

Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral has been entrusted to the arrangements.


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