Mary Lou Dowell Byrd (2018-11-02 14:43:36)

Mary Lou Dowell Byrd, age 71, of Roaring River, Passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

She was born November 30, 1946 in Wilkes County to William and Nomie Porter Dowell. Mrs. Byrd was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry Douglas Byrd; granddaughter, Noel Byrd; and brothers, Harvey Dowell and Roger Dowell.

Surviving are her daughter, Judith Foster and husband James of Boomer; sons, Eric Byrd and Leon Byrd both of Roaring River; sisters, Betty Ferguson and husband Wayne of Millers Creek, Patsy Roten and husband Gene, Peggy Smithey and husband Bill all of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Kody Foster, Kourtni Faw and husband Jeremiah, Katelyn Foster, Laban Byrd, Luke Byrd, Leah Byrd; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. William Souther officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at White Plains Baptist Church from 2:00 until 3:00 on Sunday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, 1432 White Plains Road, Roaring River, NC 28669. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to