Frances Wilma Byrd
October 21, 1936- January 19, 2020
On Sunday January 19, 2020, our Heavenly Father dispatched an angel who whispered
“Frances, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou has been faithful over a few things;
I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”
Frances Wilma Byrd was the youngest child of twelve born to Dan and Gray Byrd,
born on October 21, 1936 in Washington, DC.
Frances has one sister Mary M. Bush who currently resides in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Frances
is preceded in death by brothers: Thomas, James, Andrew, John, Claude sisters: Charlotte, Eunice,
Bernice, Dorothy and Escola.
Frances resided in Kensington, Maryland most of her childhood and young adult life.
Attending and graduating from Lincoln-Carter High School in Rockville, MD.
Frances held many positions in her early career as secretary, administrative assistant at
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs, Food and Drug Administration. Including over 20 years
working for the Federal Government as a procurement specialist and the D.C. Government
as a Procurement Officer.
Upon her retirement, she held several part-time positions to keep herself busy and active.
But none were more satisfying than her part time business as a dog and cat walker, house sitter,
working in her church, volunteering wherever opportunities were presented to serve her Heavenly Father.
Frances has left to cherish her by son Gary D. Byrd, daughter in law Mary T. Byrd,
daughter Victoria M. Selvey, son in law Michael Selvey, grandson Ethan John Byrd, granddaughter Hannah
Rose Byrd. And, of course her 4 grand-dogs. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Saturday, January 25, 2020