{ September 04, 1949 - May 22, 2018 }

Judith Jo-Ann Byard, 68 of Memphis, Tennessee passed from this life on May 22, 2018 in Southaven, Mississippi at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto.

She was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Russell Hadden Harrison and Ida Melvania Long Harrison on September 4, 1949. She graduated from Westwood High School in May of 1967. She married Kenneth Raney Byard on February 3, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee. She worked at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for 41 years in Central Supply ensuring the surgical packs and instruments were sterile for every patient that was admitted at Methodist South.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years Kenneth Raney Byard, her daughter Angela Marie Byard, her son Kenneth Russell Byard, a brother Fred and his wife Cathy Harrison, a sister Joretta Stair, sister-in-laws Betty Ann Byard, Gertrude Byard, brother- in- laws, Jerry and his wife Peggy Byard, Charlie Byard, three grandchildren Jackie Hancock, Graydon Byard, Teresa Byard, and one great - grandchid Lillian Grace Byard.

Visitation was from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park - Midtown, 1661 S. Elvis Presley Blvd. Funeral services were held at 10 AM Friday, May 25, 2018 at Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park - Midtown 1661 S. Elvis Presley Blvd.