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ATLANTA – Mr. Robert French Byrd Jr. entered rest on Aug. 8, 2013, in Atlanta.

Mr. Byrd was born Oct. 12, 1973, in Youngstown, a son of Robert F. Byrd Sr. and Marion “Toni” Moss Byrd.

Robert was a graduate of Chaney High School, attended Pittsburgh Art Institute and was employed at General Motors. He moved to Atlanta in June of 2000 and was employed with the City of Atlanta.

He enjoyed playing cards with his family and was a dedicated Cleveland Browns fan.

He was a faithful member of the Word of Faith Church in Atlanta.

Robert leaves to forever cherish his memory, his parents of Youngstown; his beloved fiancee, Charity Obioma of Atlanta; a daughter, Daja Lynn of Youngstown; three brothers, Rodney Kenneth Byrd of Las Vegas, Sean Byrd of Raleigh, N.C. and Robert Dozier of Columbus; and a host of loving family and friends.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St. in Youngstown. Funeral services will follow immediately.

Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

Guestbook Entries

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers.”

 » Michael Copeland on August 15, 2013

“my thought and prayers are with you”

 » cecil w pegues on August 15, 2013

“So sorry to hear this, please know my prayers are with you all”

 » Fannie M. Byrd on August 15, 2013


“Our deepest thoughts and sincere condolences go out to you, (Robert, Toni and Family). May God continue to Bless you with Peace and love.”

 » Shaquela Jones and Family on August 16, 2013

“To Toni and Robert our prayer are with your family as you all always have been there for my family our times of need. Forever in our prayers.”

 » Karen" Kittty" Turner and Turner Family on August 17, 2013


“To Robert and Toni, Nothing can prepare you for the lost of a child. I pray that your belief in GOD will keep you both strong. LOVE”

 » Juanita Byrd on August 17, 2013

“My deepest sympathy, my prayers are with you. I haven't spoke to big byrd in awhile but he was a good person and a heck of a card player! We had some good battles back in the day.”

 » Daniel Smith on August 19, 2013

Will Be Missed; World Lost Good Man

“Our prayers go out to Charity and others who loved and cherished those fortunate enough to have their paths cross with this strong, smiling, and trustworthy man. The world would a wonderful place to live if filling with others like him. I also pray the Lord have mercy on the souls of those responsible for his tragic death. May the police be guided and motivated by the Holy Spirit to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice. Goodbye good friend.”

 » John K. Soze on September 26, 2013


“I love my dad without a doubt. He was my rock , he was a very caring and loving person . He was loved by many . And appreciated by all he came encounter with. My Papa and grandma Toni are doing just fine for those who want to know. We have to stay a family simply because that's what he would want.”

 » Daja Lynn Byrd  on February 4, 2014

“Not a day passes I don't miss you. The laughs we shared. I've known many people in my travels. You stood above all others. My heart still bleeds daily. Miss and love you forever brother.”

 » suge on June 4, 2014

“Im just becoming aware today you were a good friend to me and i will always miss and love you my brother”

 » Jason Ingram on September 5, 2014

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