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Robertha Byrd McClain

December 9, 1939 July 24, 2021
Robertha Byrd McClain
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Mrs. Robertha Byrd McClain, age 81, was granted her angel wings on Saturday, July 24, 2021. She was born December 9, 1939 to the late Houston and Bertha Bacon Byrd. Robertha was the youngest of eight children. Six of her siblings preceded her in death: John Brook Byrd, Warnell Byrd, Bernice B. Byrd, Geneva Byrd Gibson, Ronald Georgie, and Lottie Byrd Owens; as well as her only child, Melissa Byrd.

Robertha joined Sams Creek Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. In 1959, she graduated from the Candler County Training School in Metter, Georgia. After graduation, she attended Albany State College before making her home in New York. While living in New York, she worked for the US Postal Service and served as a caregiver for two special nephews, Francisco Matos and Tyreik Richardson. Robertha also became a member of St. Luke Cathedral Church in Laurelton, New York.

She was married to Kenneth McClain of Riverdale, New York. Robertha will be lovingly remembered by one brother, U.L. Byrd of Ft.Lauderdale, FL; one sister, Eppie Brown of Laurelton, NY; one sister-in-law, Carolyn George of Twin City, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Sammie Owens of Orangeburg, SC; a special niece, Jacinda Porter Brown of Flushing, NY; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Visitation

Sunday

1

Aug

3:00 PM 8/1/2021 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/1/2021 7:00:00 PM
Hodges Funeral Home

509 Washington Street
P.O. Box 576
Metter, GA 30439

Masks are required.

Hodges Funeral Home
509 Washington Street Metter 30439 GA
United States

Graveside

Monday

2

Aug

10:00 AM 8/2/2021 10:00:00 AM
Sams Creek Church Cemetery

Hwy 46 West
Metter, GA 30439

Masks are required.

Sams Creek Church Cemetery
Hwy 46 West Metter 30439 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sams Creek Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 46 West
Metter, GA 30439

Hwy 46 West Metter 30439 GA
United States
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