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Mary Jean Byrd
  • In lieu of flowers please make memorials to:
  • Dayspring Assisted Living
    3455 Bohicket Road
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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“I was so sorry to hear that Jean passed away. I worked with her for many years at Heffron, Ingle, McDowell & Cooper. She was a beautiful lady, and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Paulette Burn Klingel - SC

“Bob,Rob and Lynn,I am saddened to hear about Jean's passing.......She was a nice lady and a wonderful wife and mother.....I know she will be missed...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Billy Veno - Hanahan, SC

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences, know that the God of all comfort feel your pain and sorrow.Always remember that God sent Jesus Christ to bind...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to your family. Your Mom was a beautiful lady inside and out. Prayers for you and family during this difficult time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Terrie Dangerfield - Goose Creek, SC

“Rob and Lynn, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We have fond memories of her from our school days.Kay and Ron Hanna, Jr ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a lovely lady. My sincere condolences to the family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn Sanders - Jacksonville, FL

“Praying for you guys now and in the days ahead. So grateful for her presence in my life. I love you guys!! ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Annette Zimmermann - Aiken, SC

“Rest in Peace, beautiful and gracious Jean Byrd. You and all your family, along with countless special memories, will always hold a sacred place in...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy Christenbury Valerio - SC


Mary Jean Byrd, 83, of Ravenel, South Carolina, wife of Robert F. Byrd entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 20, 2018. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street at 11:00 AM.

Jean was born February 11, 1935 in Lakeland, Florida, daughter of the late Lawrence Malcolm Giddens and Alice Greenameyer Giddens. She retired from Heffron, Ingle, McDowell and Cooper as a commercial insurance producer and had been in the insurance field for many years.
She started her working career in the Charleston County School System as a librarian, then high school secretary, and finally Superintendent Secretary. Her positions with the school system were not just by chance, she wanted to be involved with her children's education in some way. It was thought that she took those positions to make it difficult for her children to cut school, and of course it did.

Jean is survived by her loving husband Robert (Bob) F. Byrd, her son Robert Alan Byrd (Rob) and fiancé Marietta Condon of Johns Island, her daughter Lynn Byrd McClure and husband Stuart McClure of Spartanburg SC, Nieces, nephews, and many friends. Jean always encouraged her children to bring their friends home and through that practice, many true and lasting friendships developed. Jean was a second mother to many and she and Bob were adopted grandparents even though they have none of their own. Jean will be missed by so many.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407 or to Dayspring Assisted Living, 3455 Bohicket Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455.