Rebecca “Becca” Ann Byrd

Published 3:07 pm Saturday, November 20, 2021

With heartfelt sadness, the family of Rebeca “Becca” Ann Byrd, 65, of Lake Charles, announces her passing away on Nov. 13, 2021. She had fought a courageous battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

Becca was born Dec. 19, 1955 in Lake Charles, La. to Eunice Eugene and Daisy Valentine Snell Byrd. Becca was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Westlake and attended several churches in Wilson, N.C. area where she lived and worked for many years. Becca was a graduate of Westlake High School and McNeese State University. Prior to working for BB&T bank in Wilson for 30 years as IT Implementation Manager, she worked at PPG and CITGO in the Lake Area. She recently retired and moved back to Lake Charles.

Rebecca was known to be the greatest aunt and mentor to her many nieces and nephews. She was always there to support anyone in the family, even to help raise Joshua and Michael. She loved cooking and baking. The family always looked forward to her homemade Christmas candy every year. She loved researching our family genealogy and made new discoveries along the way. With her many adventures, she created a lifetime of memories will never be forgotten. To many times to count, she treated her family and friends dinner and a movie. She enjoyed life and lived it well! When visiting her in North Carolina, her family and friends could be expected to be treated to trips to the Atlantic Beach, the annual theater production of The Christmas Carol in Raleigh, N.C., as well as many other side step adventures. She loved her cats Bo and Maggie.

Those left to cherish her memories are her brothers, Eugene Byrd, Karnak, Texas, David Byrd, Floyd, Virginia; sisters, Lydia Fletcher, Greenwell Springs, La. and Cindy Byrd, Lake Charles, La.; her furry four-legged companions Bo and Maggie; and many nieces, great-nieces,  nephews, great-nephews and extended family of the heart. She will be missed greatly.

As to Becca’s wishes, her remains were cremated under the care of Johnson Funeral Home with no formal services to be observed.

Becca asked that if you would like to donate to her favorite charity, please send a donation to: Calcasieu Parish Animal Services 5500 A Swift Plant Rd. Lake Charles, LA 70615 or to Hobo Hotel, 650 East School Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.