Hilda Virginia Herring Byrd

June 17, 1934 - May 21, 2015
Hilda Virginia Herring Byrd

Hilda Virginia Herring Byrd, age 80 of Wilmington passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

She was born in Robeson County on June 17, 1934 to Joseph Clifton Herring and Annie Ruth Stone Herring.

Hilda was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church. She was a retired Registered Nurse.

Hilda is survived by her husband, James Byron Byrd, Sr.; children, James Byron Byrd, Jr., Donna Byrd Gasecki, Alan Thomas Byrd, and Joe Eldrige Byrd; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three sisters, Lavonne Simmons, Sandra Horne, and Carolyn Hall.

Funeral services are planned for 11 am Friday, May 29, 2015 at Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington. The family will see friends starting at 10 am.

Burial will be in the Byrd Family Cemetery near Orrum, NC in Robeson County.

Please honor the memory of Hilda by making a memorial donation to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation or the Winter Park Baptist Church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 29, 2015
    Hannah UNGARO says:
    Dear family, My name is Hannah. Worked with Hilda when she was a a volunter for lcfh. She was very special, funny and could be counted on. My prayers are with you at this time. yours Hannahk

  • May 21, 2015
    Sandee Murray Spradley says:
    My deepest sympathies to James and family! I was blessed just to know Hilda!

  • May 21, 2015
    Jean Morris Matthews says:
    For 40 years, I was privileged to call Hilda my dear friend. She blessed my life and I am so thankful for her friendship. Go rest high Hilda. I love you and I will miss you!

  • May 22, 2015
    Debbie Langston Brown says:
    Loving thoughts and prayers . Heaven has indeed gained a angel. I will always remember her sweet smile and love of her family and friends. May God wrap His loving arms and comfort you at this time . I know my Dad was there to welcome her .Love you all.

  • May 22, 2015
    melody barnhill says:
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.Mrs. Byrd was a loving caring woman and we are going to miss her. Thinking of you "Big Byrd".