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Julia Elizabeth (Russell) Byrd “Judy”

July 3, 1935 –
 October 9, 2022


Julia Elizabeth Byrd of Farmers Branch Texas, passed away on October 9, 2022, at the age of 87. She will be deeply missed by her loving family, her devoted friends, and all the wonderful individuals who knew and loved her.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

The family will be receiving visitors on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 12:00 pm (noon) to 2:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch,

13017 William Dodson Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.

Celebration of Life service will follow the visitation beginning at 2:00 pm also at the church.

Committal Service Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

Sunset Memorial Park,

305 W Harrison Street, Gilmer, TX 75644.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

Services have been entrusted to

John P. Brooks

North Dallas Funeral Home

2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234,

Don G. Dodd, Funeral Director

    Troy & Val Bradshaw
    13 Oct 2022

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Troy & Val Bradshaw

    Frank & Mitzi Lynch
    13 Oct 2022

    Sending our love and deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    RoseMary and Robert Drake
    13 Oct 2022

    Enjoyed such wonderful visits with my most favorite cousin. I will always be grateful for the lessons about our families — Jones, Russels, Byrds, and other relatives. Julia was greatly loved and admired. She will be missed by all who knew her.

    Reba Schafer
    13 Oct 2022

    What a wonderful pleasure to be able to care for such a special lady. A lady who cared for others and was always willing to minister to anyone who crossed her path. We had so many adventures and fun times, so much laughter. At her age of 87 if she heard of a need, she was trying to figure out how she could help. Even in her affliction, she was still trying to do good to help others. She loved all her family and talked of each one often.
    She loved her Church and went to service the Sunday before she went to Heaven to meet her Lord. I was truly blessed to care for Judy.
    My love and prayers that God will give each of you the comfort and peace that only He can give. Reba Schafer

    Scott Hickman
    13 Oct 2022

    Our Mother, Patsy Hickman, loved and always enjoyed spending time with Judy. She was a Saint and will be missed. God bless!!

    Charlotte Cargil
    19 Oct 2022

    Julia was a wonderful woman!! My condolence to all her family and friends!! She meant a lot to me!!

    Dee & Bob Phelps
    19 Oct 2022

    We are rejoicing that Judy is now with our Savior Jesus Christ. She was an amazing Christian! When she saw a need, she got involved. Judy was a special friend to our family. She got Bob involved in politics in 1986 where he served nine years as a Council member and fifteen years as Mayor. She was a very dear friend who worked tirelessly for any thing she believed in. She always had the best interest of Farmers Branch in everything she did. A bright light has gone out!

    Wayne and Zenith Cherry
    19 Oct 2022

    Several times when 4-yr.-old Pierce visited Judy, she would bring him to our Sunday School. In later years, she substituted numerous times when one of our regular teachers was out. She was a wonderful friend, neighbor and political advisor and we will miss her greatly. May the Lord Jesus comfort you as only He can.

    Beth Shirley
    19 Oct 2022

    So sorry to hear about Judy. Such a loving, caring person, she’ll be missed by many.

    Edison Williams
    19 Oct 2022

    What a wonderful woman to be called Mother. Our deepest condolences from the Williams Family . She lived such a productive unselfish giving life.


    Edison Williams

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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