Celia Mae Addison Byrd, 91

by | May 15, 2019 4:09 pm

   Funeral Services for Celia Mae Addison Byrd, 91, of Swainsboro will held at St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Pruitt Health in Swainsboro following an extended illness.

Mrs. Celia Mae Addison Byrd was born March 26, 1928 in Moultrie to the late John Addison and Alice Addison. She attended Colquitt County and Emanuel County public schools. At a early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and join St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church in 1948, where she was a dedicated member until her brief illness. At St. Philip, Byrd served as a member of the Missionary Ministry, head of the Hospitality and Kitchen Committees, and was a choir member and usher. Byrd was a member Jethro Council, former Tri-County Choir, and former member of St. Philip Chapter No.114, OES. In addition to her parents, Byrd was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Byrd; sons, Henry Washington Jr. and C.J. Washington; daughter, Isa Mae Bivins; and granddaughters, Rosa Washington, Sherry Bivins, and Tammie Foster. 

Survivors include her caregiver and son, Quantavius Foster Sr; two daughters, Eva Mae Davis of Florida and Daisy Murphy of Swainsboro; two stepdaughters, Laura Mae Williams of Adel and Clara Dockins of Gainesville, Florida; three sisters, Madie Hall of Jacksonville, Florida, Lue Moore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Frances Baldwin of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, Alexander Addison of Palaka, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 48 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and family 

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

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